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gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards

Award categories

27 April 2023 | 18:00 | The Mansion House, Dublin

Any graduate employer in Ireland, north and south, can enter regardless of size, annual intake or sector.

All graduate employers are eligible to enter one or more of the awards. The criteria for each award is clearly laid out in the category listing below.

Each award category will have its own unique judging process as outlined in full in the awards entry booklet .

How do I enter? All submissions must be made via our online entry portal. All entries must be received by 5pm on Friday 24 February 2023, although early submission is encouraged.

Award categories

This award recognises the commitment made by an organisation to take a more sustainable approach to early talent recruitment.

This award recognises the importance of graduate recruitment websites in the context of access to information, ease of use, employer branding and driving applications.

This award recognises the importance of employer brand in graduate recruitment and highlights a specific innovative action, idea, campaign or event that had a real effect on students. This could be a one-off innovation or part of a larger marketing campaign.

This award examines how well you have defined and then achieved your objectives in your careers marketing and promotion campaign to students/graduates.

A best practice organisation will ensure that they are recruiting the best talent from a wide pool.

This award seeks to identify how well your internship or work experience programme(s) meets its objectives and contributes to your marketing, attraction and graduate recruitment campaigns. In your submission, you will need to clearly state your objectives and to what extent they have been achieved.

Training and Development is one of the most important elements in any graduate scheme. This has been reflected by the quantity and variety of high-quality submissions we have received in the Training and Development category for these Awards in recent years.

This accolade has become a highlight of the gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards. This award recognises the unique contribution to your business by recent graduate recruits. The employee that you nominate must have joined your organisation in the last three years (specifically, since 1 June 2020) and must have been recruited onto one of your graduate programmes. The winner will be the graduate employee seen by judges as having made the most effective contribution to your business and having demonstrated obvious potential and ambition to reach the top. Please include biographical details in your entry including job title and date of joining your organisation.

The accolade of Graduate Employer of the Year has been fiercely contested by an ever-increasing number of organisations in recent years. This has been reflected by the quantity and variety of high-quality submissions we have received in this category for these Awards.

gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards

27 April 2023
18:00 | The Mansion House, Dublin