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Candidate Survey


This annual survey summarises the views of around 2,500 candidates who have participated in selection processes and have been offered graduate employment with at least one employer. The survey collects data on a range of issues including most used sources of careers information, aspirational employers, factors influencing choice of employer and views on the best employer in each market sector.

Why is it useful?

Employers use the survey results to understand the motivations and opinions of high quality candidates.

When does it happen?

Data collection for the Candidate Survey takes place between May and October. Participation is free. A summary report is released in November. We invite every employer on our database to participate.


2018 Candidate Survey

The 2018 Candidate Survey is based on research conducted by the AAGE with over 2,900 responses from candidates joining 73 different organisations in 2018.

The AAGE Candidate Survey provides the latest information on:

  • Candidate applications
  • Job hunting techniques
  • Factors which influence application and offer acceptance decisions
  • Views on best employers in the industry
  • Future plans of candidates.

The 2018 AAGE Candidate Survey Summary Report is now available for purchase. Please click here to place your order.

The price structure is as follows:

  • AAGE Participating Member: FREE (member participants have been automatically sent a copy of the report)
  • AAGE Member: $250 + GST
  • AAGE Member (Not-For-Profit): $150 + GST
  • Participating Non-Member: $400 + GST
  • Standard Rate (Non-Member): $500 + GST

Each organisation ordering the report will be sent a soft copy (PDF).

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