Press Releases

14.10.14

UK set to gain additional 83,000 international PG students by 2024

The number of international students studying postgraduate degrees in the UK is set to rise, with the majority of students likely to come from China, according to a major new piece of forecasting research by the British Council. Read more:...

22.07.14

AGR Summer Survey: Graduate job vacancies predicted to rise by 17%

  Predicted increase of 17% in available graduate vacancies overall; with the majority of sectors showing growth Median graduate starting salaries rise by £500 23% of employers did not fill all of their graduate vacancies in 20...

14.07.14

AGR Student Recruitment Award Winners 2014

Clifford Chance wins Best of the Best award for their Social Mobility Strategy (award sponsored by Gradconsult) Frontline wins Graduate Attraction Strategy in first year of programme (agency: Konnective; award sponsored by GTI Media) EY takes...

28.05.14

Graduate employers report unfilled vacancies

Poll from the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) shows some graduate employers struggling to fill vacancies A sample poll conducted amongst members of the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) has revealed that ma...

04.02.14

Graduate vacancies predicted to rise by 10.2% this year

Actual increase in vacancies for 2013 was 4.3% and employers’ optimism looks set to further improve in 2014 as economic recovery begins to take hold Sectors predicting growth include IT/Telecoms, Public Sector, Energy and Banking/Financia...

10.07.13

Association of Graduate Recruiters announces 2013 award winners

National Grid wins both the Graduate Development Award and the Blue Ribbon Award for best overall entry in the awards (agency: Interaction learning & development) Allen & Overy scoops the&n...

10.07.13

AGR Summer Survey: Graduate job market remains tough, but shows pockets of regional and sector growth

Small predicted decrease, 4%, in available graduate vacancies overall; while engineering, energy and telecommunications sectors expect sizeable increases Growth in graduate places available outside of London, with further good...

24.05.13

AGR and AGCAS publish series of recommendations aimed at levelling the playing field in graduate recruitment

Recommendations come as a result of projects exploring issues including social mobility, the HEAR and graduate transition to the jobs market The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) and the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Service...

08.03.13

Association of Graduate Recruiters announces next Chief Executive

The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) announces today (8 March 2013) that Stephen Isherwood will succeed Carl Gilleard as Chief Executive.  Stephen, who is currently Head of Graduate Recruitment at Ernst & Young (UK & Irelan...

24.01.13

AGR Winter Survey 2013 Infographic

The following infographic illustrates the key findings from the AGR Winter Survey 2013. The survey is based on the responses of 197 AGR members in the UK across over 20 sectors, which recruited 19,350 graduates in 2012. The full surve...

24.01.13

Graduate vacancies forecast to increase in 2013 following last year’s dip

AGR survey also shows starting salaries predicted to rise Employers estimate 9% increase in graduate vacancies Average graduate starting salary predicted to rise to £26,500 Apprenticeship and school leaver programmes complementing...

10.01.13

Association of Graduate Recruiters responds to latest HESA statistics

Carl Gilleard, Chief Executive of the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR), responds to the latest Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) showing an increase in the number of students gaining First and Upper Second Class degree classifica...