AGR Blog


Developing a long term apprenticeship strategy

BPP recently surveyed the Guardian’s top 300 graduate employers in order to better understand their plans for apprenticeships following the introduction of the levy in May 2017.  James Hammill, Director of Apprenticeships at BPP expla...


Skills gap: What do employers want from graduates?

AGR Chief Executive, Stephen Isherwood, delves into the data to consider the skills gap and what employers really want from graduates.   The skills gap gets talked about so much it’s become a cliché. But it’s a...


How to beat students reneging on job offers

Brian Sinclair, Head of Student Recruitment at Cognizant shares his strategy for beating broken promises in student recruitment. The AGR’s latest poll showed that more than half of graduate employers had jobs left unfilled last year a...


“Should I call you Heston?” – a cautionary tale of first impressions

Marc Lintern, Director of
 Newcastle University Careers Service, shares his personal story of first impressions that should make any recruiter think twice. It’s August 2013, I am at a beach barbeque in Corfu and the man next to me is...


2017: the year of data in student recruitment

AGR Chief Executive Stephen Isherwood welcomes the year ahead and looks at why 2017 should be a milestone year for using data in student recruitment.   This weekend’s papers had a sugar fixation about just how much our New Y...