Benefits for Employers

Employers are at the heart of everything AGR does – we focus on providing unique resources and services to help your organisation attract, retain and develop the cream of the nation’s graduate talent. The following benefits are included in your annual membership fee:

The AGR gives you the opportunity to be a part of the wider graduate recruitment community. We host around 50 networking events a year, which bring graduate industry professionals together to discuss their problems and ideas, and to share best practice.

Employer Sector Focus Groups

Sector Focus Groups give AGR members the chance to meet with their sector peers up to four times a year, creating an open forum to discuss matters of mutual interest. We currently run meetings within seven sectors: IT, Retail/FMCG, Legal, Finance; Built Environment, Engineering/Energy/Industry; and Public Sector.

Cross Sector Forums

Our series of Cross Sector Forums are designed to give members the opportunity to discuss specific topics with like-minded recruiters from a broad range of sectors. These events are open to all members and are a great opportunity to network and hear insights from a range of experts in graduate recruitment. There are forums based around the following themes: Attraction and Marketing, Selection and Assessment, Development, Diversity, Apprentices and School Leavers.

Regional Meetings

The AGR also runs a number of regional group meetings which currently take place in Scotland and the North and Wales and the South West. These groups are cross-sector and explore regional issues as well as the wider cross sector themse outlined above.

AGR's Graduate Recruitment Survey

Our biannual Graduate Recruitment Survey is a vital tool, used extensively by our members to inform and improve their graduate recruitment strategies. Published twice a year, our surveys provide most the extensive and detailed insight into the state of the graduate jobs market, with statistics on graduate salaries, vacancy/application ratios, marketing spend, and retention.

Graduate Recruiter magazine

Graduate Recruiter is the official magazine of the AGR, published six times a year, providing informed news and benchmarking data, intelligent comment and topical features. All members of AGR are welcome to contribute to the magazine.

Representation

AGR prides itself on being the Collective Voice of Graduate Recruiters and Developers. An AGR membership will give your organisation the chance to have its voice heard within the industry.  

Latest graduate news, jobs and events

We gather information from across the sector bring you the latest news, jobs and events. As an AGR member, you will not only receive our weekly newsletter, but you will also gain access to our active LinkedIn community, where open debate and discussion is strongly encouraged.


Additional services

In addition to the above membership benefits, we also offer AGR members a significant discount off the total cost of the following services.

Learning & Development: AGR Professional

We run a variety of training courses (including e-learning, classroom and webinars) for those new to the graduate industry through to the more experienced. Visit www.agrprofessional.org.uk for more information.

Two major Conferences

AGR members can attend our one day Development Conference in March, as well as our Student Recruitment Conference; the largest event of its kind in Europe; which is held in July. Both events feature industry awards, which recognise and reward best practice in all aspects of graduate recruitment and development. Due to the number of costs associated with running events of this scale, members are subject to a discounted delegate fee.