The SAGEA Graduate Employer Awards 2017

2017-07-12

Introducing the Awards

Now in their eighth year, The SAGEA Employer Awards celebrate the achievements of South Africa’s leading graduate employers. The awards are decided entirely by successful job hunters, who have received confirmed job offers from graduate employers.

How the Awards are Researched

The SAGEA Employer

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The SAGEA Employer Benchmarks & Candidate Insights 2017

2017-07-12

Recruitment amongst South Africa's leading graduate employers is cautiously optimistic, while competition for the highest-calibre candidates remains intense.

Results from an independent survey of leading employers in South Africa shows that these organisations are set to recruit record numbers of graduates in 2017 & 2018. The SAGE

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SAGEA Employers of Choice 2016

2016-07-12

Introducing the Awards Now in their seventh year, The SAGEA Employer Awards celebrate the achievements of South Africa’s leading graduate employers. The awards are decided entirely by successful job hunters, who have received confirmed job offers from graduate employers.   How the Awards are Researched The SAGEA Employ

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2016: Highlights of Employer Benchmark and Candidate Insights Projects

2016-07-11

Recruitment amongst South Africa’s leading graduate employers is at an all time high, however competition for the very best candidates is as strong as ever.   Results from an independent survey of leading employers in South Africa shows that these organisations are set to recruit record numbers of graduates in 2016 & 2017.

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SAGEA AWARDS 2015

2015-11-12

What are the SAGEA Awards?

The SAGEA Awards are celebrated biennially and provide our members (Employers, Suppliers and Institutions of Higher Learning) with the opportunity to showcase their achievements in the field of graduate employment.  The Awards provide members with a platform to view some of the “best in class” w

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SAGEA Employers of Choice 2015

2015-06-10

Now in their sixth year, The SAGEA Employer Awards celebrate the achievements of South Africa’s leading graduate employers. The awards are decided entirely by successful job hunters, who have received confirmed job offers from graduate employers.   Full press release

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2015: Highlights of Employer Benchmark and Candidate Insights

2015-06-09

A significant increase in graduate vacancies amongst South Africa’s leading employers takes graduate recruitment to an all time high.   Full press release

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SAGEA AWARDS 2014 - Press Release

2015-02-24

What are the SAGEA Awards?

The SAGEA awards are celebrated annually and provide our members (both Employers and Institutions of Higher Learning) with the opportunity to showcase their achievements in the field of graduate recruitment.  The Awards provide members with a platform to view some of the “best in class” work tha

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The SAGEA Graduate Recruitment Awards 2014 Press Release

2014-07-14

Now in their fifth year, The SAGEA Graduate Recruitment Awards celebrate the achievements of South Africa’s leading graduate employers. The awards are decided entirely by successful job hunters, who have received confirmed job offers from graduate employers.

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The SAGEA Employer & Candidate Surveys 2014 Press Release

2014-07-14

A dramatic rise in graduate job at South Africa’s leading employers takes graduate recruitment to an all time high.

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SAGEA Bursary Review - Press Release

2014-05-15

Latest employer research shows strong commitment to bursary students.   Results from an independent survey of 41 leading employers in South Africa shows that these organisations sponsored more than 2,300 bursars last year. The SAGEA Bursary Survey 2014 is based on responses from 41 of the largest and most well known graduate employe

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The SAGEA Graduate Recruitment Awards 2013 Press Release

2013-10-21

Introducing the Awards

The SAGRA awards celebrate real and praiseworthy achievements of South Africa’s leading graduate employers and tertiary institutions.

SAGRA Employer and Candidate Surveys

Each year, the outcome of several awards is determined by responses

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The SAGEA Awards 2013 Employers of Choice Press Release

2013-06-09

The SAGEA Awards, now in their fourth year, celebrate the real achievements of South Africa’s leading graduate employers. The awards are decided entirely by successful job hunters, who have received confirmed job offers from graduate employers.   Click here to download the PDF and view entire press release.

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The SAGEA Employer & Candidate Surveys 2013 Press Release

2013-06-09

Latest employer research shows graduate vacancies continue to rise.   Results from an independent survey of leading employers in South Africa shows that these organisations are set to recruit record numbers of graduates in 2013 & 2014. The SAGEA Employer Survey 2013 is based on responses from 69 of the largest and most well know

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The SAGEA Graduate Recruitment and Candidate Surveys 2012

2012-06-25

Results from an independent survey of leading employers in South Africa shows that these organisations are set to recruit record numbers of graduates in 2012. The SAGEA Employer Survey 2012 is based on responses from 80 of the largest and most well known graduate employers in South Africa. It provides positive news for students graduating thi

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The SAGEA Graduate Recruitment and Candidate Surveys 2011

2011-06-14

Results from an independent survey of leading employers in South Africa shows that these organisations are set to increase the number of graduate vacancies in 2012 by seven per cent compared to 2011.

The SAGEA Graduate Recruitment Survey 2011 is based on responses from 81 of the largest and most well known graduate employers in South Afr

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The SAGEA Candidate Survey 2010

2010-06-03

Latest student survey shows candidates are most likely to be influenced by an employers' reputation and the training & development on offer.

The SAGEA Candidate Survey 2010 is based on responses from 1,521 candidates who are joining 64 of the largest and most well known graduate employers in South Africa.

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The SAGEA Graduate Recruitment Survey 2010

2010-05-31

The SAGEA Graduate Recruitment Survey 2010 is produced by The South African Graduate Recruiters Association (SAGEA) and is based on feedback from 70 employers in April 2010.

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RMB & Foschini Group scoop top honours at SAGEA Awards

2010-02-15

The 2009 South African Graduate Recruitment Awards were held in African splendour at Misty Hills Country estate on 27 January. RMB and Foschini Group took away the Gold Awards, with RMB also scooping the Overall Winner Award for excellence in graduate recruitment communication and activities.

The SAGEA awards are held annually to recogni

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South African students vote for their Ideal Employers

2009-12-09

More than 26,000 students took part in the annual Magnet Student Survey in 2009. Excitement stirred at the Sandton Convention Centre, as 150 of SA's top employers gathered at the Magnet Awards Ceremony to find out which companies were voted for by the students as the ideal company to work for.  

The results from this survey are divi

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The SAGEA Graduate Recruitment Survey 2009

2009-07-18

The SAGEA Graduate Recruitment Survey 2009 is produced by The South African Graduate Recruiters Association (SAGEA) and is based on feedback from 77 employers in May 2009.

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The SAGEA Candidate Survey 2009

2009-07-18

The SAGEA Candidate Survey 2009 is based on responses from 1,602 candidates who are joining 67 of the largest and most well known graduate employers in South Africa.

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Students choose their ideal employer

2008-12-17

Employer Branding Specialist, Magnet Communications conducts an annual nationwide student survey to identify who students rank as their ideal employer. This year, the results represent the views of 19 000 students at 23 tertiary institutions across South Africa.

The survey is independent and the company listing of 130 companies is generate

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STANDARD BANK CIB BIG WINNER AT SAGEA AWARDS

2008-12-05

Standard Bank CIB was the biggest winner at the 2nd annual South African Graduate Recruiters Awards ceremony, held at Kievits Kroon, Pretoria, on 27 November 2008. The company took Gold in the Best Graduate Recruitment Website category, another Gold in the Best Integrated Campaign category, and Silver in the Best Printed Material category. The I

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The SAGEA Recruitment Survey 2008

2008-07-29

Employer survey shows strong increases in graduate vacancies for start dates next year.

Results from an independent survey in South Africa shows that employers are set to increase their vacancies by 11.9% for start dates in 2009. The SAGEAGraduate Recruitment Survey 2008 is based on responses from 63 of the largest graduate employers in South A

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SAGEA Candidate Survey 2008

2008-07-21

A major new student survey shows most successful candidates received more than one job offer during their job search.

Given the steady increase in vacancies it is perhaps a reflection of the power shift away from the employer to the graduate that 60% of candidates had multiple job offers to consider this year. The SAGEA Candidate Survey 2008 is

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HEALTHCARE FRATERNITY BENEFITS FROM HEALTHCARE ACADEMY PROGRAMME

2008-06-11

Healthcare students from all around South Africa are benefiting tremendously from the training programmes that Clicks Pharmacy is offering. In 2002 Clicks unveiled the Pharmacy Healthcare Academy in Johannesburg to provide the pharmaceutical fraternity with accredited professionals and other qualified staff. Thus far nearly 600 students h

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SAFMARINE MAERSK LINE BIG WINNER AT SAGEA AWARDS

2007-12-01

Safmarine Maersk Line became the biggest winner at the inaugural South African Graduate Recruiters Awards ceremony, held at Kievits Kroon, Pretoria, on 29 November 2007. The company took Gold in the Best Graduate Recruitment Website (under 30 recruits) category, as well as the Grand Prix award for the Web Category, and also took home t

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Major new employer survey shows only modest increases in graduate vacancies and salaries for start dates next year

2007-07-23

Results from an independent survey of graduate employers in South Africa - to be published on Monday 23rd July - show that employers are set to increase their vacancies by only 4.3% for start dates in 2008. In a similar fashion, over half of survey participants are only planning a 'cost of living' rise in salaries for new graduates starting in t

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Recruiting for the Bottom Line

2006-06-21

Very few businesses, large or small, local or global, do not employ graduates these days.

Why is this? And what is it differentiates graduates from the rest of the labour market?

The answer to the first question is straightforward - they form the largest fresh talent pool. In round figures there are 300,000 first degree graduate

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Talent Management and Retention

2006-03-22

The South African Graduate Recruitment Association (SAGEA) recently commissioned an exploratory study into talent management practices, focusing specifically on talent in the graduate sector.

The research design included parallel surveys, one for organisations (current policy and practice), and another to look at graduates (the designate

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KPMG, Sasol and Adams & Adams attract most students in the 2005 Magnet Graduate Survey

2005-11-28

Independent research company Magnet Communications surveyed 9 611 final year students at 19 universities and former technikons across the country between August and October this year. Students were drawn from three different degree strands: commerce, science & engineering and law.

When asked to identify which employer was the most desi

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Hot new HIP2B2 magazine is smarter than it looks

2005-08-15

Hot on the heels of the hippest TV show on the airwaves, HIP2B2 has announced that they will be launching a new magazine for teens in August this year. The magazine will be published by Atoll Media, who are known for their other successful youth titles such as blunt, Saltwater Girl and Zigzag, and is aimed at learners between the ages of 14 and 18.

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CIDA City Campus injects 167 graduates into the economy; Mrs Mbeki to be chancellor

2005-07-31

31 July 2005: Yesterday afternoon, CIDA City Campus, South Africa's first virtually free tertiary institution produced its second crop of 167 graduates who were awarded their Bachelor in Business Administration degree. The institution also announced that first lady, Mrs Zanele Mbeki has agreed to be its chancellor. According to Taddy Blecher, ch

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L'OREAL rewards marketing minds of the world

2005-06-21

For its first participation a UCT team from south africa won the third prize.

Sandton, 24 June 2005 - Four teams of students from around the world competed 21 June in the race to win the title for the most innovative and brilliant marketer. Students were rated on creativity, market analysis, and coherence with the brand's values, commun

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Student Village launches all new site

2005-06-13

In the first week of July, users of the highly successful www.mycareer.co.za noticed that it underwent a complete facelift.

Student Village, the leaders in youth marketing, have launched a new and improved career website: www.gradx.net. The site contains the same career planning tips and information that made its predecessor so popular,

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GradX is back

2005-02-27

Student Village, leaders in youth marketing, launched GradX - The Ultimate Graduate Guide - in August 2004. The magazine had a fantastic first year, enjoying enormous popularity among students and high acclaim among sponsors. GradX is back in 2005, bigger and better. For companies, GradX is an important tool for attracting top talent. Graduate Deve

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Magnet Awards 2005

2005-01-27

SAGEA hosted the First Annual Magnet Awards at the KPMG head offices in Johannesburg on 27 January 2005.

Graduate Recruiters from across the country attended this much anticipated event.

Magnet Communications presented the results of the first ever Graduate Survey conducted in South Africa. This presentation was followed by an

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The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers

2004-12-12

The results of the The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers 2004 have been released. The survey was done in the UK, recieving input from 16 000 students who graduated in 2004. For more on the survey, and to see the Top 100 list, click here

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