The Awards - Lincoln Recruitment Early Career Awards
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The Awards

The Lincoln Recruitment Irish Early Career Awards

Celebrating Ireland’s Early Career Achievers

The Lincoln Recruitment Irish Early Career Awards, in association with KBC Bank Ireland, celebrate excellence and recognises the achievements of brilliant young professionals in Ireland, and ultimately, rewards innovation, best practice and outstanding achievement across a broad range of professional sectors.


Leo Varadkar LAunches Irish Early Career Awards 2017

Launch of Early Career Awards 2017 with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.
Photo Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography Copyright 2017

Premier Publishing & Events are delighted to launch The Lincoln Recruitment Irish Early Career Awards on the 1st November 2018 in the Round Room at the Mansion House, Dublin and we would be delighted if you could join us. The Lincoln Recruitment Irish Early Career Awards provide an important opportunity to recognise exceptional young professionals in the early stages of their careers.


Awards will be presented to young professionals who have made the biggest impact on the Irish market over the past 12 months, recognising outstanding contribution in a person’s profession. The judges also take a broad and holistic view of the person and their career achievements when deciding on finalists and winners, including career achievements, impact within their professional and any contribution to the wider society through their education and professional experience.


Awards will be presented for HR Professional of the Year, Accountant of the Year, Banking & Capital Markets Professional of the Year, Fund Services Professional of the Year, Compliance & Risk Professional of the YearLawyer of the Year, Public Service – Making a Difference Award, Communications & Marketing Professional of the Year, Sales Professional of the Year, Digital Professional of the YearEngineering & Manufacturing Professional of the YearIT & Tech Professional of the Year, Consulting & Advisory Professional of the YearEntrepreneur of the Year Best Organisation in Learning & Development, Special Recognition Award, and finally our overall Early Career Professional of the Year for 2018 award sponsored by  Lincoln Recruitment.



To make a nomination for The Lincoln Recruitment Irish Early Career Awards visit our nominations page. Nominations close on Friday, 21st September 2018, and full rules and guidelines can be downloaded from the website.


To be eligible for the Award nominees must meet the basic award criteria, namely;


  • Must be 35 or under as at 31st December 2017
  • Show exceptional professional achievements and contribution in their functional, technical or specialist area
  • Show commitment to their personal and professional development



The awards are judged by a panel of experts representing top global and Irish companies and leading organisations across Ireland. Judges for 2018 are still in the process of being confirmed, please see selection below:


  • Lawrence Hickey, Chief Financial Officer, Digicel Group Limited
  • Shay Dalton, Managing Director, Lincoln Recruitment Specialists (Chairman of the Judging Panel).
  • Myles Lynch, Vice President, Executive Partner and Part-Time Associate with Gartner
  • Marissa Carter, Founder & CEO, Cocoa Brown
  • Emmet Ryan, Sunday Business Post, Journalist & Editor Connected Magazine
  • Shane Mugan, Partner, Nova Altum
  • Johnny Campbell, CEO & Founder, Social Talent
  • Pat Gilroy, Managing Director, Veolia
  • Rossa A Fanning, Senior Counsel
  • Oisin O’Gogain, Head of HR, Aon
  • Neville Bourke, Founder, Bourke Human Resources
  • Aidan Power, Director of Customer Brand and Marketing, KBC




  • Paul Flynn, Dublin GAA & Commercial Director Lincoln Recruitment


Finalists will be announced at the start of October 2018. The judging process then begins with the final winners announced at the Awards ceremony in the Mansion House on the 1st of November 2018.


Should you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact our events team on +353 (0)1 612 0880 see our full details here.

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