Press Releases

23.05.17

AGR survey: Graduate retention declining - one in six drop out of graduate programmes

Retaining graduates is becoming increasingly difficult with employers typically losing 16% of their intake in the first two years, which is an increase on the 9% reported last year. The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) Development S...

08.05.17

AGR Student Recruitment Awards shortlist announced

The finalists in the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) Student Recruitment Awards 2017 have been unveiled. More than 20 employers, universities and industry suppliers have been recognised across six categories for their commitment to...

28.04.17

Baroness Floella Benjamin headlines AGR Student Recruitment Conference 2017

The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) has announced the line-up for the AGR Student Recruitment Conference 2017. Taking place from 6th to 8th June 2017 in Brighton, the conference will feature Baroness Floella Benjamin OBE...

15.03.17

AGR Development Awards Winners Unveiled

The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) announced the winners of its annual Development Awards at a conference yesterday (14 March 2017) in London. IBM took the overall crown of Best of the Best as well as the award for Best School-lea...

14.03.17

AGR survey: schools essential to closing the skills gap

The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) Student Development Survey reports that the development of soft skills needs to start at school, leaving it to universities and employers is too late.  The report1 launched today (Tuesday 14...

27.01.17

AGR warns on competitive student recruitment market

AGR warns on competitive student recruitment market The Chief Executive of the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) warns that the student recruitment market will only get more competitive as the pool of young people shrinks. The w...

05.01.17

More than half of graduate employers had jobs left unfilled last year

More than half of graduate employers had jobs left unfilled last year According to a poll by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) the majority of employers are struggling to fill their graduate vacancies, partly due to students ren...

16.11.16

AGR announces Global Student Recruitment Conference line-up

AGR announces Global Student Recruitment Conference line-up The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) has announced the speakers and programme for its Global Student Recruitment and Development Conference. The conference, which take...

28.09.16

Rise of the intern: more opportunities, better chance at top jobs, higher salaries

Embargoed: Thursday 29 September 2016, 00:01   Rise of the intern: more opportunities, better chance at top jobs, higher salaries   The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) Annual Survey launched today (29 Septembe...

02.09.16

Graduate vacancies drop for first time in four years, reports AGR

Graduate vacancies drop for first time in four years, reports AGR After four years of significant growth, the graduate jobs market has shrunk with the number of vacancies dropping 8% year-on-year. According to the Association of Gradua...

26.07.16

AGR survey: Women more likely to get top graduate jobs than men...if they apply

AGR survey: Women more likely to get top graduate jobs than men...if they apply The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) is urging more women to apply for graduate schemes as its latest survey shows female graduates are less likely to a...

18.05.16

Association of Graduate Recruiters: Response to higher education white paper

In response to the higher education white paper - Success as a knowledge economy: teaching excellence, social mobility and student choice - Stephen Isherwood, Chief Executive at the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) said: “The...

09.09.15

AGR Annual Survey: Gender diversity a challenge in a growing graduate market

Official Press Release: 9th September 2015   2% rise in vacancies and £1000 increase in starting salaries Despite making up nearly 60% of all graduates, only 41.6% of graduate hires are women Average Intern salaries now at &po...

29.07.15

The Code for recruitment of trainee solicitors is updated to reflect modern practices

The voluntary code of recruitment of trainee solicitors (the "Code") has been updated to reflect modern practices. The Code was created as a recommended standard of good practice for employers, students, higher education careers advisers and fa...

02.07.15

Graduate recruitment industry: only a third of professionals expect to stay in the next 5 years

A survey published today by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR), conducted by Mercer, on salaries, resources and aspirations in the student recruitment and development industry, reveals only 37% of industry professionals expect to stay...

18.06.15

Buoyant graduate market but candidates still lack skills

Poll from the Association of Graduate Recruiters shows graduate employers are struggling to fill vacancies A sample poll conducted amongst members of the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) has revealed that many employers still have an av...

31.03.15

AGR Manifesto calls for boost to student employability to address skills shortage

All students should benefit from meaningful work experience The UK needs to be an attractive place for international students Schools and universities should embed work-related learning in the curriculum The Association of Graduate Recrui...

27.01.15

Graduate vacancies predicted to rise by 11.9% this year

44.8% of employers had unfilled vacancies in 2013/14 IT/Telecoms sector has the highest predicted growth, followed by the Public Sector, Construction and Engineering 72.7% of AGR members plan to offer school leaver opportunities in 2014/15 ...

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...

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