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Senior appointment at AGR
Gary Argent, formerly UK Graduate Recruitment Manager at Logica, has been appointed Operations Manager at AGR (The Association of Graduate Recruiters).




'Work with careers services to improve efficiency', says AGR

AGR has published new advice to graduate recruiters, suggesting that they consider ways of working more closely with a wide range of careers services during the economic downturn. The advice comes in a briefing paper, which outlines how graduate recruiters can improve their efficiency in the areas of marketing and attraction, assessment and selection.




Summary from the AGR Financial Services Focus Group

The AGR Financial Services Focus Group met in February 2013 at a Lloyds Banking Group office in London. The meeting was attended by Graham Philpott, Career Development Consultant at the University of Reading and AGCAS Liaison Officer (ALO) for this group, who also put questions from AGCAS members to the group. There were 15 employers present, including investment banks, universal banks, insurers, professional services and regulators.




Birmingham wins AGR accolade for graduate development

The University of Birmingham’s Personal Skills Award (PSA) has won the award for Graduate Development Preparation in Higher Education from the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR). The accolade was received at AGR’s first ever Graduate Development Award Ceremony, which recognised best practice in graduate development.




Survey figures don't add up

Graduates can be forgiven for being confused by the messages about their job prospects that they're reading in the media.

At this week's AGR conference, delegates apparently heard that there are over 70 applicants for every job; that 78% of employers will only recruit graduates with a 2:1 or above; the number recruiting only from the Russell Group has tripled; salaries have been frozen; and the number of vacancies has fallen by 2%.




Parental influence research: survey for AGCAS members

GTI Media and AGCAS are collaborating on a research project to examine how, when and how far parents influence their children's choice of university, degree course, career and employer.

AGCAS members are encouraged to complete the short survey aimed at careers and employability staff, which will complement the larger studies undertaken with students and parents.




Diversity Task Group establishes link with AGR

Members of the AGCAS Diversity Task Group have met with Gary Argent, Business Operations Manager at AGR, to discuss facilitating a better working relationship with employers and to identify joint areas of key concern relating to diversity in the workplace.




AGR invites careers service award nominations

The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) is inviting higher education careers and employability services, which are members of AGR, to nominate themselves for a new award. The award, which is called Preparation for Work by Higher Education, recognises the contribution of university careers services in preparing students to succeed in the world of work. It is given to higher education institutions for outstanding commitment to improving the employability and long-term career success of their graduates.




AGCAS members win at NUE Awards

The fifth National Undergraduate Employability Awards (NUE Awards), formerly known as the National Placement and Internship Awards, took place on Friday 7 March in London. The University of the West of England, Aston University and the University of Birmingham were all university award category winners.




HE careers service wins AGR Blue Ribbon Award

The University of Exeter has scooped two prizes at the 2012 Association of Graduate Recruiters' (AGR) annual awards ceremony. It won the Graduate Development Award and then beat the other category winners to the Blue Ribbon Award, presented to the best entrant overall. Exeter is the first higher education institution to win this prestigious award, which was given in recognition of the university's commitment to preparing students for the demands of working life in the 21st century.




AGR Annual Conference: 2012 report

AGCAS was well represented at this year's Association of Graduate Recruiters' (AGR) Annual Conference at The Celtic Manor Resort in South Wales. The event provides an opportunity for careers and employability professionals to meet and better understand graduate recruiters, and vice versa. For those who weren't lucky enough to get along, we asked a few of the AGCAS delegates what they made of it.




Insights into engineering

The AGR Engineering Sector Focus Group recently met in Warrington to discuss vacancies and employment opportunities and challenges in the engineering sector. The meeting was attended by David Gilchrist, Careers Consultant at City University London and AGR AGCAS Liaison Officer (ALO) for engineering, who also put questions from AGCAS members to the group.




AGCAS and AGR Graduate Success Project

AGCAS is currently collaborating with AGR on a joint BIS-funded project implementing recommendations from the Wilson Review related to diversity in graduate recruitment and the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR). The project's twin aims are to investigate graduate and employer perspectives of the graduate employment market and to raise awareness of the HEAR amongst employers - and promote its use as good recruitment practice. AGCAS is leading on the first of these and AGR on the second.




Insights from the AGR Engineering Sector Focus Group

The AGR Engineering, Energy and Industry (EEI) Sector Focus Group met in December 2013 to discuss the latest employment hot topics and challenges affecting the sector. The meeting was attended by David Gilchrist, Careers Consultant at City University London and AGCAS Liaison Officer (ALO) with the AGR group, who also put questions from AGCAS members to the group. The meeting was attended by a range of engineering companies, including Centrica, First Group, Jaguar Land Rover and Siemens.




Engineering insights from the AGR Engineering Sector Focus Group

The AGR Engineering Sector Focus Group met in December 2012 to discuss employment opportunities and challenges in the engineering sector. The meeting was attended by David Gilchrist, Careers Consultant at City University London and AGR AGCAS Liaison Officer (ALO) for engineering, who also put questions from AGCAS members to the group. The meeting was attended by a range of engineering companies, including Siemens, Denso and Thales.




Graduate Success Project: AGCAS findings launched

AGCAS has launched two major outputs - a project report and a new website - from the BIS-funded joint AGCAS/AGR Graduate Success Project, which explores how graduates from a range of backgrounds make the transition to the job market.

The aims of the project were to encourage employers to think seriously about social mobility, to investigate graduate and employer perspectives of the graduate employment market and to increase awareness of the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) amongst employers - and promote its use as good recruitment practice.

The report presents the project's main findings and highlights important issues that have implications for various stakeholders, including policymakers, HE institutions and careers services, employers, and students and graduates themselves.




TARGETjobs Breakfast News: Being social

AGCAS was represented at June's TARGETjobs Breakfast News held at The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) in London by Gemma Green, AGCAS Communications Manager. The event included presentations covering new and original thinking on how social media is used in graduate recruitment.




AGR survey: Graduate vacancies predicted to rise

The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) has published its Graduate Recruitment Summer Survey 2014, providing a detailed insight into the state of the graduate jobs market. Published biannually, the survey also contains: the latest statistics on graduate vacancies and salaries across career areas and regions; graduate selection methods; the availability of student placements and internships; and graduate retention rates and salary progression.




AGR university awards 2015: nominate your service

The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) is inviting higher education careers and employability services, which are members of AGR, to nominate themselves for the AGR Graduate Development Awards 2015. There are two university award categories: Preparation for work by Higher Education – Single Initiative and Preparation for work by Higher Education – Overall Strategy.




AGCAS support secures future for legal recruitment code

AGCAS, AGR (Association of Graduate Recruiters) and the JLD (Junior Lawyers Division of the Law Society of England and Wales) have agreed to remain as signatories to the Voluntary Code to Good Practice in the Recruitment of Trainee Solicitors. This follows the recent announcement from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) that they would be withdrawing as a signatory.




Graduate recruitment market set to get more competitive
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.


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Overview of Graduate Recruitment, Warwick

Tue 07 Feb 2012

With the employability of students high up on everyone's agenda, there has never been a better time to develop an understanding of what the world of a graduate recruiter involves - and the challenges they face on a daily basis.




Overview of Graduate Recruitment, London

Tue 06 Mar 2012

With the employability of students high up on everyone's agenda, there has never been a better time to develop an understanding of what the world of a graduate recruiter involves - and the challenges they face on a daily basis.




Overview of Graduate Recruitment, Warwick

Tue 24 Apr 2012

With the employability of students high up on everyone's agenda, there has never been a better time to develop an understanding of what the world of a graduate recruiter involves - and the challenges they face on a daily basis.




Overview of Graduate Recruitment, London

Tue 22 May 2012

With the employability of students high up on everyone's agenda, there has never been a better time to develop an understanding of what the world of a graduate recruiter involves - and the challenges they face on a daily basis.

This is an AGR event.




Overview of Graduate Recruitment, London

Tue 13 Nov 2012

With the employability of students high up on everyone's agenda, there has never been a better time to develop an understanding of what the world of a graduate recruiter involves - and the challenges they face on a daily basis.

This is an AGR event.




AGR/AGCAS Masterclasses: Practical Guide to Hiring International Students, Manchester

Fri 23 Mar 2012

Get up-to-date with the government's recent statement of intent regarding changes to the employment of non-EEA students from April this year, the impact on employers' selection processes and advice on changes employers may need to make to ensure they are not vulnerable to discrimination claims.




AGR/AGCAS Masterclasses: Practical Guide to hiring International Students, London

Fri 30 Mar 2012

Get up-to-date with the government's recent statement of intent regarding changes to the employment of non-EEA students from April this year, the impact on employers' selection processes and advice on changes employers may need to make to ensure they are not vulnerable to discrimination claims.




The AGR Retail & Trade Sector Focus Group - Annual Careers Advisor Event, Nottingham

Thu 24 May 2012

This AGR event will provide an overview of the variety of career paths within the retail industry and the opportunity to network with retail employers.




AGR Annual Conference 2012, Newport, South Wales

Sun 08 Jul 2012 to Tue 10 Jul 2012

This year's conference theme is 'Getting ahead of the game'. The theme reflects the fact that graduate recruitment is a competitive market, so it's all about how to make sure you get your share of top talent at a time when you also need to achieve more with less.

 




Improving Preparation for Work by Higher Education, London

Thu 27 Sep 2012

AGR is running a one-day workshop exclusively for university members. 

Are you a university professional looking to engage more effectively with graduate employers? Do you want to improve your knowledge of the graduate recruitment market?




AGR: Improving preparation for work by Higher Education, London

Thu 17 Jan 2013

Are you a university professional looking to engage more effectively with graduate employers? Do you want to improve your knowledge of the graduate recruitment market?




AGR Student Recruitment Trade Show 2016, London

Thu 04 Feb 2016

AGR's Student Recruitment Trade Show is designed to connect employers, suppliers and universities to help transform talent acquisition strategies and to provide possible solutions to any challenges in the industry. This year, AGR will be hosting a number of employer-led sessions specifically for careers advisers.




AGR Graduate Recruitment Conference 2013, Newport, South Wales

Sun 07 Jul 2013 to Tue 09 Jul 2013

The AGR Graduate Recruitment Conference is the biggest graduate industry event in Europe bringing together over 400 recruiters, universities and third parties every year.


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Graduate Success

The Graduate Success website features graduates from 2011 and 2012 reflecting on their university experience - their courses, their activities and their career choices - and how these have affected their transition into employment.




Economics Graduates' Skills and Employability: Final study report

This report, based on an employers' survey and interviews, explores the graduate skills of economics graduates. The main focus of the survey was on employers currently employing economics graduates, both as economists and in related roles.




Graduate Success Project Report: An investigation of graduate transitions, social mobility and the HEAR

The Graduate Success Project was a BIS-funded joint AGCAS/AGR project, which explores how graduates from a range of backgrounds make the transition to the job market. The aims of the project were to encourage employers to think seriously about social mobility, to investigate graduate and employer perspectives of the graduate employment market and to increase awareness of the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) amongst employers - and promote its use as good recruitment practice.




Graduate Success - The HEAR and Now: Creating a level playing field in graduate recruitment and selection

This executive summary has been produced by AGCAS and AGR as part of the BIS-funded Graduate Success Project, which explores how graduates from a range of backgrounds make the transition to the job market.


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Graduate Success

In 2012/13 AGCAS was part of a research collaboration with the Association of Graduate Recruiters(AGR) funded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) looking to help the Government implement a range of Wilson recommendations on diversity in graduate recruitment and to raise awareness of the Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR). 

AGCAS lead on the graduate research project which provided students, parents, careers advisers and employers with an in-depth insight into how young people from a variety of social and economic backgrounds made the transition to the graduate job market. 

Prior to that work relatively little was known about the impact of social and cultural factors in the transition to graduate job markets. While the importance of work experience, internships, access to key networks and the influence of parents (and other third parties) was generally acknowledged, much of this knowledge was under-theorised and suffered from a lack of hard data. This project overcame this deficiency.

This was accomplished through the collection of the case studies and discussions with focus groups and resulted in a report into student transitions to the graduate job. 

As well as the research report  a number of national dissemination events took place across the country, supporting and highlighting the student focussed Graduate Success website.

 

Graduate Success Project



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