Last week, on April 28th, almost 600 of Ireland’s graduate recruiters, course providers and stakeholders came together in the Round Room of Dublin’s Mansion House to celebrate achievement and innovation in the graduate recruitment area, on what was the tenth anniversary of the gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards.
2016 saw the largest ever Graduate Recruitment Awards, conducted in partnership with the Association of Higher Education Careers Services (AHECS) and the Higher Education Authority (HEA). The 2016 event attracted over 160 submissions from more than 60 organisations and almost 7,500 students participated in the vote to determine Ireland’s most popular graduate recruiter.
On the night Intel Ireland was named Most Popular Graduate Recruiter in the Engineering Sector for the third year in a row. Intel Ireland also picked up a Bronze award in the Best Innovation on Campus category for our innovative Electric Engagement campaign which provides a series of supports to students, graduates and career officers across Ireland.
Opening the evening’s proceedings, gradireland Director Mark Mitchell said; “More organisations than ever are investing in defined graduate programmes. Graduate programmes that lapses during the recession are being reinstated and reimagined, this has led to increasing competition and a different set of challenges for graduate recruiters, careers services and students.” Mark also spoke of the importance of partnerships and invited Professor Maria Hinfelaar, former President of LIT, to give the keynote address on the evening.
Hosted by RTE’s Brian Dobson, the awards ranged throughout the graduate recruitment spectrum and also acknowledged achievement in the postgraduate course provision area. A full list of winners can be found by visiting https://gradireland.com/
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