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.
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.
If you are interested and involved in the development of graduates, our special development network meetings are designed to allow you to meet like-minded professionals. With a similar format to our popular sector focus group meetings, the development network typically meets three times a year.
The AGR 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.
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.
In addition to the above membership benefits, we also offer AGR members a significant discount off the total cost of the following services.
Training and development
We run courses for those new to the graduate industry through to the more experienced, with a number of topical expertise training sessions and masterclasses, which take place throughout the year. We charge a small delegate fee per training session of £250+VAT for one-day courses, and £450+VAT for two-day sessions, in order to cover the costs of our expert trainers.
Two major conferences
AGR members can attend our one day Development Conference in March, as well as our Annual 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.
The AGR also runs a regional group based in Scotland. This group is cross-sector, with meetings alternating between Glasgow and Edinburgh. The Scotland Group is typically attended by a range of recruiters and universities. Email Georgina@agr.org.uk for more information about attending.