Shortlist 2021

Here are our shortlisted companies for the gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards 2021!

Congratulations to all the organisations who have been shortlisted for an award!

Each year the competition for these awards has intensified.

Each of the organisations who entered these awards were judged, and then shortlisted, by a panel of experts from the industry relevant to each category.

Expert panel choices

Best Graduate Recruitment Website

  • Aldi
  • Central Bank of Ireland
  • For Purpose
  • Irish Distillers - Jameson
  • KPMG

Best Innovation in Graduate Recruitment, sponsored by Aon Assessment Solutions

  • Accenture
  • Central Bank of Ireland
  • Jacobs
  • KPMG
  • Matheson
  • PwC
  • Workday

Best Student Marketing Campaign

  • Aldi Ireland
  • Central Bank of Ireland
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • Irish Distillers - Jameson
  • KPMG
  • PwC

Best Graduate Training and Development Programme – Specialist/Professional Training Programmes  

  • Accenture
  • Department of Public Expenditure and Reform of Ireland
  • EY
  • Fidelity Investments
  • FMC Agro Ireland Limited
  • Guidewire
  • KPMG
  • Mercury
  • Ornua
  • PwC

Best Graduate Training and Development Programme – Business/Management Programmes, sponsored by Orangeworks

  • AbbVie
  • Aldi Ireland
  • Applegreen
  • Boston Scientific
  • For Purpose
  • Glanbia
  • Irish Distillers - Jameson
  • Musgrave
  • Workday

Best Internship Programme <50 intake 

  • AbbVie
  • Accenture
  • DLA Piper
  • Fidelity Investments
  • First Derivatives
  • Glanbia
  • Guidewire
  • Workday

Best Internship Programme >50 intake, sponsored by Chartered Accountants Ireland

  • Boston Scientific
  • Dell Technologies
  • Deloitte
  • ESB
  • EY
  • KPMG
  • PwC

The gradireland Diversity Recruitment Award, sponsored by AHEAD

  • Accenture
  • Central Bank of Ireland
  • Deloitte
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • ESB
  • EY
  • Fidelity
  • First Derivatives
  • FMC Agro Ireland Limited
  • KPMG
  • Matheson
  • PwC
  • Workday

The gradireland Graduate Employee of the Year, sponsored by Core

  • AbbVie - Maeve Lofthouse
  • Accenture - Niamh Crowley
  • An Post - Ian Rankin
  • Dell Technologies - Sharon Hanafin
  • EY - Colm Murphy
  • GE Healthcare Ireland Limited - Felipe Moran-Ramallo Salvador
  • Glanbia - Fionn Fortune
  • Guidewire - Odhran Daly
  • Jacobs - Stephen Johnson
  • KPMG - Lucy-Anne O'Sullivan
  • Musgrave - Max Darby
  • Stryker - Karen Leahy
  • Workday - Loren Ward

Graduate Employer of the Year - graduate programme intake up to 40 in the current year 

sponsored by IMI

  • AbbVie
  • Aldi Ireland
  • Alkermes Pharma Ireland Ltd
  • Applegreen
  • FMC Agro Ireland Limited
  • Glanbia
  • Irish Distillers - Jameson
  • Musgrave
  • SMBC Aviation Capital
  • Verizon Connect
  • Workday

Graduate Employer of the Year - graduate programme intake over 40 in the current year

  • Accenture
  • AIB
  • Boston Scientific
  • Deloitte
  • ESB
  • EY
  • First Derivatives
  • KPMG
  • PwC

Student voice awards

The most popular graduate recruiter in Accountancy/professional services

  • Baker Tilly
  • BDO
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • Grant Thornton
  • IFAC
  • KPMG
  • Mazars
  • PwC
  • RBK

The most popular graduate recruiter in banking, insurance and financial services sponsored by Engage People

  • AIB
  • An Post
  • Bank of America
  • Bank of Ireland
  • Barclays
  • Central Bank
  • Citi
  • Davy
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Northern Trust

The most popular graduate recruiter in Public service/Publicly funded bodies

  • An Garda Síochána
  • Civil Service
  • Department of Education (Teaching)
  • Department of Health (inc HSE)
  • Enterprise Ireland
  • European Commission
  • Ibec Global Graduates
  • IDA
  • Local Government
  • The Defence Forces

The most popular graduate recruiter in Consulting

  • Accenture
  • FDM
  • First Derivatives
  • GLG

The most popular graduate recruiter in Engineering

  • Intel
  • Jacobs Engineering
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • John Paul Construction
  • Kingspan
  • PM Group

The most popular graduate recruiter in FMCG sponsored by The Irish Times

  • Coca-Cola HBC
  • Core Media
  • Dairygold
  • Diageo
  • Glanbia
  • Jameson - Irish Distillers
  • Kerry Group
  • Mars
  • Procter & Gamble (P&G)
  • Unilever

The most popular graduate recruiter in Insurance

  • AIG
  • Allianz
  • Aon
  • Laya Healthcare
  • Liberty Insurance
  • Vhi Healthcare
  • Zurich

The most popular graduate recruiter in Law

  • A&L Goodbody
  • Arthur Cox
  • Dillon Eustace
  • Eversheds Sutherland
  • Fieldfisher
  • Maples Group
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Matheson
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • William Fry

The most popular graduate recruiter in Logistics, Transport & Supply chain management

  • Aer Lingus
  • Applegreen
  • Avolon
  • daa
  • DCC
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Ryanair
  • SMBC Aviation Capital

The most popular graduate recruiter in Online retail services and Telecoms

  • Amazon
  • BT Ireland
  • Distilled SCH
  • eir
  • Openet
  • Paddy Power Betfair
  • Paypal
  • Three
  • Virgin Media
  • Vodafone

The most popular graduate recruiter in Retail

  • Aldi
  • BWG Foods
  • Lidl
  • Musgrave Group
  • Penneys (Primark)
  • Smyths Toys
  • Tesco Ireland

The most popular graduate recruiter in Science

  • Abbott
  • AbbVie
  • Boston Scientific
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • GSK
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Medtronic
  • MSD
  • Pfizer
  • Stryker

The most popular graduate recruiter in Technology

  • Apple
  • Dell
  • Ericsson
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • IBM
  • LinkedIn
  • Microsoft
  • SAP
  • Workday

The most popular graduate recruiter in Utilities, Energy, Renewables

  • Bord na Mona
  • Coillte
  • Eirgrid
  • Ervia
  • ESB
  • SSE