The 16th annual gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards evening took place in The Mansion House, Dublin on Thursday 28 April 2022. Over 400 guests from the graduate employer and early careers development community gathered to celebrate excellence and innovation in graduate recruitment.
This year’s event felt particularly special after three years of postponement due to the pandemic and was the first time many of the guests had been at a large-scale event since lockdown began. Equally special was Ukrainian star, Maryna Odolska, singing in person.
Awards were announced for 14 industry sectors, determined by a survey of 20,000 university students to identify the most popular organisations. The research was carried out by Cibyl Graduate Research Ireland.
Also announced were the winners of 11 specialist award categories recognising excellence and innovation in graduate recruitment, determined by an expert panel.
A further three awards from the Association of Higher Education Careers Services (AHECS) were announced for universities and colleges for innovation and partnership in careers services.
All winners and finalists can be found here: Winners 2022 - gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards | gradireland
Gavan O’Brien, gradireland Managing Director, said:
“The gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards are selected by the most comprehensive survey of university students in Ireland, examining their career aspirations and their perceptions of the opportunities provided by future employers. The awards this year also celebrated equality, diversity and social mobility in early careers recruitment and employment opportunities.”
It was a fantastic thrill to be able to gather again in person at an event to celebrate excellence in graduate recruitment, to meet our friends in the graduate and early careers community and to – at last – enjoy some live entertainment, including Ukrainian star, Maryna Odolska, and the XOD dance troupe,” he added.
Katie Dunne, Early Careers Lead at Applegreen said, “Thank you for a brilliant event last night. It was really well put together and a great, fun atmosphere! I am already looking forward to next year’s event'.
Check out some photos from the night here.