The 24th Annual AAGE Graduate Recruitment & Development Conference
Wednesday 14th November - Friday 16th November, 2012, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins hotel
THE 2011 CONFERENCE:
- TestGridTV: Part 1- What Are Today's Graduates Looking For?
- TestGridTV: Part 2 - Biggest Challenges When Recruiting During Graduate Season?
- TestGridTV: Part 3 - How Important is Diversity?
- Did you miss the Shuffle? To kick off the dancing component of the Gala Dinner, AAGE CEO, Ben Reeves, 'randomly' drew a small group of male guests' names out of a hat to have a 'dance-off'. The rest is self-explanatory... Enjoy the YouTube Video here, courtesy GradConnection.
Thanks to all our sponsors and delegates for making the 2011 AAGE Conference such a spectacular event! Download our end-of-conference slideshow for a short wrap on our 23rd annual Conference.
The AAGE hosts an annual Conference, bringing together employers from around the nation to learn, develop and network in an energetic and stimulating environment. AAGE Conferences allow delegates to focus on broader issues impacting on the industry, to have the opportunity to learn from industry experts, discover the latest trends and to discuss solutions and methods in which to handle industry challenges. The Conference format encourages the open sharing of knowledge and experience, which serves to elevate the graduate recruitment industry as an increasingly important, strategic part of a business. The annual black tie Gala Dinner incorporates the annual AAGE Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards (AGRIAs) presentation, aimed to reward and recognise excellence in the graduate recruitment industry. 2011 will mark the 23rd year that the AAGE has hosted a Graduate Recruitment & Development Conference in Australia.
Traditionally AAGE Conferences attract graduate employers, graduate development managers, recruitment professionals and service providers whose businesses are connected to the graduate recruitment industry. AAGE Conferences are also generally well supported by the university sector including members of the National Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (NAGCAS) and the Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN). We also usually have a number of international delegates including members of the International Network of Graduate Recruitment and Development Associations (INGRADA).
Just under 400 delegates attended the 2011 AAGE Conference.
“I thought ‘grown-up’ conferences were supposed to be boring. This conference certainly did not fit that expectation and I am so glad of it. Content was amazing and relevant, facilitators were great, organization was beautiful.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed my first AAGE conference - looking forward to next year's.”
“AAGE conferences are always worthwhile, a big part due to the attendees. People attend with a purpose so conversations are meaningful.”
“Very impressed. Well organised and good variety of topical workshops.”
“Very worthwhile, I'll definitely attend next year. I've come away with some great tips and information and everyone was so friendly and open about their own practices.”
“Really enjoyed the conference came away with additional knowledge, new contacts and happy memories, thanks AAGE for a great conference.”
“Great conference, we will make every effort to attend again next year.”
“The AAGE is a fabulous organisation and this conference is particularly important in my annual calendar.”
“Very good opportunity to meet other organisations and share knowledge and experience around the Graduate Market.”
“Such a friendly group of people I was extremely impressed with how well it all came together for such a large event there must have been a lot of hard work behind the scenes - thank you for a great time!”
“Amazing!!!! The logistics involved in creating such an amazing event would have been huge!”
Organisations that sent attendes included:
ABB Australia, Accenture, AECOM, Allens Arthur Robinson, AMP, Anglo American Metallurgical Coal, ANZ, Arup, Attorney-General's Department, Australia Post, Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Australian Customs and Border Protection Services, Australian National Audit Office, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), Australian Public Service Commission (APSC), Australian Taxation Office, BDO, BHP Billiton, Blake Dawson, BOC, BP Australia, Brisbane City Council, Chevron, CitiPower and Powercor, Coles, Colonial First State, Comcare, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Defence Intelligence and Security Group, Defence Materiel Organisation, Defence Science Technology Organisation, Deloitte, Dental Health Services Victoria, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Department of Broadband, Communications and Digital Economy, Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Department of Defence, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR), Department of Finance and Deregulation, Department of Human Services, Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (DIISR), Department of Lands and Planning (NT), Department of Public Works (Qld), Department of Sustainability and Environment (Vic), Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (SEWPaC), Department of the Treasury, Department of Veterans' Affairs, Department of Transport and Main Roads (Qld), ElectraNet, Ernst & Young, Fair Work Ombudsman, GE International, Gentrack, Hatch Associates, Human Services Portfolio, John Holland Group, Kellogg Brown & Root, KPMG, Lander & Rogers, Lion Nathan National Foods, L'Oréal Australia, Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd, Macquarie Group, Mainfreight, Mars Australia, McGrathNicol, Mineral and Metals Group (MMG), Moore Stephens, Monadelphous Engineering Group, Murray-Darling Basin Authority, National Australia Bank, Newcrest Mining Limited, NHP Electrical Engineering, OneSteel, Orica Australia Ltd, Origin Energy, Pitcher Partners, PKF, Protiviti, Public Sector ICT Development Office, PwC, Qantas, QBE, QGC - BG Energy Holdings Limited, QR National, Queensland Rail, Reserve Bank of Australia, Rio Tinto Limited, Roads & Traffic Authority NSW, Russell McVeagh, SA Water Corporation, Shell Company of Australia, Sinclair Knight Merz, Stanwell Corporation, Staples Rodway, Sucrogen Townsville, Suncorp, Sydney Water, Technip Oceania, Telstra Corporation Limited, ThoughtWorks, Transfield Services, TransGrid, TransLink Transit Authority, Vale Australia, WorleyParsons, Xstrata Group.
We would like to thank our 2011 sponsors for supporting our 23rd annual AAGE Conference! Please view further details about our sponsors within our 2011 Conference Sponsor Directory.
|Testing & Assessment||Marketing, Branding & Advertising||Organisational Development & Training||Online Job Boards|
2011 Social Evening
Proudly sponsored by TestGrid, the annual AAGE Conference Social Evening was held at Sydney Tower on the first evening during the Conference. Please view a collection of photographs taken by TestGrid on Flickr HERE.
2011 Gala Dinner
Our annual Gala Dinner was proudly sponsored by Fusion Graduate Management Solutions. Featuring a 'blue carpet' entry the Gala Dinner was held on the second evening during the Conference. A selection of photographs is available for free download, courtesy of Volunteer Photography, HERE.
The presentations below are available in PDF format, and are free for delegates to upload. As permission is gained by each presenter, more will be added to the list.
|1.30pm||Keynote Speaker||Allan Pease|
|2.30pm||Selecting, Developing & Retaining Your Graduate||Kim Pluess and Julie Caplinger, Peter Berry Consultancy|
|2.30pm||Simple. Beautiful. Online||Ainsley Gilkes, OneSteel and Carla Acuna, AAGE|
|7.45am||Keynote Speaker: The 'New Recipe' for Mentoring||Gilly Johnson, Australian Mentor Centre|
|9.10am||Keynote Speaker||The Reach Foundation|
|9.30am||The End of Advertising as We Know It||Liz Weeks, The Face|
|9.30am||Online Graduate Attraction Around the World||Daniel Purchas, Dave Jenkins and Mike Casey, GradConnection|
|9.30am||To Outsource it and Still Own it||Alison Watts, Mary Tye and Andrew Brooke, HOBAN Recruitment|
|12.00pm||Adaptability, Authenticity and Resilience||Kristen Hansen, on behalf of AIM|
|12.00pm||Reach Foundation Workshop||Tom Gardner and Abbey Fraser, The Reach Foundation|
|12.00pm||Developing the Commercial Awareness of our Graduates||Leanne Piggott and Sarah Fletcher, The University of Sydney Business School|
|2.00pm||Keynote Speaker||Lou Bromley, Queensland Rail|
|2.45pm||Designing a Graduate Assessment Centre||Carla Acuna, AAGE and Adele Preston, Orica|
|2.45pm||Networking and Business Etiquette||Maureen Frank, emberin|
|4.05pm||2012 AAGE Candidate Survey Results||Tim Wise, High Fliers|
|10.00am||Keynote Speaker||Avril Henry|
|11.05am||Social Media||Daniel Mullender, Accenture, Alex Dodd, Deloitte and Joy Ankey-Jarvis, OneSteel|
|11.05am||Recruitment of Indigenous Students||Gerrit Wanganeen, APSC, Michael Combs, CareerTrackers, Bree Houghton, PwC, Jason Timor, Qantas and Claire De Nadjitein, Rio Tinto|
|11.05am||Metrics and Benchmarking||Ben Reeves and Katrina Harrington, AAGE|
|11.05am||Meet the Graduate Development 'Gurus'||Panel consisting of Craig Cowan, APSC, Jasmine Malki, Blake Dawson, Rohan Holland, BP, Carol Wigg, DAFF and Lou Bromley, QueenslandRail|
|12.50pm||2012 AAGE Employer Survey Results||Tim Wise, High Fliers|
|1.30pm||Cheap and Cheerful||Ann-Maree McTaggart, AFMA and Emma Hale, SA Water|
|1.30pm||Work Experience Programs||Daniel Mullender, Accenture, Robert Gomm, AIESEC, Rohan Holland, BP, Helen Purdy, L'Oreal and Melinda Bufton, Victoria University|
|1.30pm||University Careers Services||Alan McAlpine and Dawn White, NAGCAS|
|2.40pm||Keynote Speaker||Dave Hughes, Comic
AAGE Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards (AGRIAs)
Each year the AAGE rewards outstanding examples of excellence in the graduate recruitment industry through this annual Awards program. The AAGE Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards (AGRIAs) are a wonderful opportunity to showcase your organisation as an industry leader. We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2011 AGRIAs!! Please see our line-up of winners HERE.