Submit an entry

Who can enter?

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


Which awards can I enter?

All graduate employers are eligible to enter one or more of the awards. The criteria for each award are clearly laid out in our How to Enter brochure.


What are the awarding criteria?

Each category has different awarding criteria. It is in your interest to ensure you address all of the specific criteria in your submission for each award.

Make sure you read our advice on how to write a winning submission on page 15 of our How to Enter brochure .


How do I enter?

All submissions must be made via our online entry that can be found on the list below. All entries must be received by 5pm on Friday 21 May 2021, although early submission is encouraged.

Best Graduate Recruitment Website

Best Innovation in Graduate Recruitment sponsored by AON Assessment Solutions

Best Student Marketing Campaign

The gradireland Diversity Recruitment Award sponsored by AHEAD

Best Internship Programme – intake up to 50 in the current year

Best Internship Programme – intake over 50 in the current year sponsored by Chartered Accountants Ireland

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

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

The gradireland Graduate Employee of the Year sponsored by CORE

Graduate Employer of the Year - graduate programme intake under 40 in the current year sponsored by IMI

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

Closing date

Entries can be submitted at any time via the portal, but must be completed before 5pm on Friday 21 May 2021.