The Irish Early Career Awards celebrates excellence and recognises the achievements of young professionals in Ireland, ultimately rewarding innovation, best practice and outstanding achievements across a broad range of sectors. These national Awards are open to young professionals working in organisations across Ireland under the age of 35 with a total of 12 categories running this year, full details of award categories available here. (link)
What sets the Irish Early Career Awards apart from other professional industry awards is the high calibre of nominations and age restrictions. To our knowledge, there is no other awards ceremony in Ireland solely dedicated to recognising talented young professionals for their contribution to their industry. With nominations flooding in from a range of professional sectors, the Irish Early Career Awards was a triumph in its first year running and we look to build on this success for 2017.
— Early Career Awards (@EarlyCareerAwds) February 10, 2017
This year’s judging panel was made of experts representing top global and Irish companies and leading organisations across Ireland. These include Lawrence Hickey, Chief Financial Officer Digicel Group Limited, Orla Coughlan, Chief Human Resources Officer eir, Brian Corish, Chief Customer Officer Bank of Ireland, Shay Dalton, Managing Director Lincoln Recruitment Specialists, Nikki Lannen, CEO Warducks and Myles Lynch Vice President Executive Partner and Part Time Associate with Gartner.
The winners were announced at a gala dinner on Wednesday the 9th of November in the National Gallery of Ireland. Title sponsors of the event for 2016 were Lincoln Recruitment Specialists and Bank of Ireland. The biggest winner of the night was Aoife Young, Lead Commercial Counsel at Facebook collecting two awards in total, Early Career Lawyer of the Year and the most prestigious award of the night, Early Career Professional of the Year 2016.
High achieving young professionals from a wide spectrum of professions including HR, Accounting, Banking, Information Technology, Legal, PR & Marketing, Consulting & Advisory and Financial Services were in attendance. This event afforded attendees the opportunity to network and build connections with various industry leaders and influencers from across Ireland, with many in attendance commenting on the high calibre of finalists.
— Early Career Awards (@EarlyCareerAwds) January 1, 2017
Following the event, the Irish Early Career Awards received media coverage from a number of national and local media sources, while also trending on Twitter throughout the event with #ECA16.
Our 2017 plans will get underway early next year and our dedicated team will be seeking out Irelands leading professionals once again. Plans for the addition of new categories are in progress and will be revealed in the new year. So, explore the categories and become part of one of Ireland’s most dynamic and exciting awards event.
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