The finalists have been announced in this years Lincoln Recruitment Irish Early Career Awards, in association with KBC Bank.
A selection of Ireland’s most enthusiastic young professionals from areas such as marketing, digital, finance and more have been chosen to go into the final which takes place at the mansion house in Dublin on the 1st of November. Over 300 delegates are expected to attend the awards night, which will be hosted by Des Cahill.
The awards celebrate young business professionals across Ireland, and 2018 saw a record number of entries. Categories include Early Career Digital Professional, Early Career Compliance & Risk Professional (sponsored by ACOI & IOB), and Early Career Sales Professional (sponsored by Sales Talk). Finalists include representatives of corporations such as KPMG, Microsoft, IBM and Bank of Ireland.
This year’s judging panel includes Shay Dalton, Managing Director, Lincoln Recruitment Specialists; Lawrence Hickey, Chief Financial Officer, Digicel Group; Maeve McEnri, Director of Human Resources at KBC Bank Ireland; and Darragh Lennon Director of Distribution at KBC Bank Ireland.
Shay Dalton, Managing Director of Lincoln Recruitment, said: “Throughout this process the judges aim has been to find a balance of outstanding contribution to a person’s chosen profession but also to recognise the context of their experience and environment. They also take into account the person’s contribution to society generally through their qualifications and also their future potential. The quality of these young professionals is highlighted in the finalists for this year’s awards, and we look forward to celebrating their success.”
KBC Bank Ireland’s Director of Customer, Brand & Marketing, Aidan Power, said: “The quality of young professionals we have seen in the judging process is outstanding and what’s more reassuring is that these professionals are the future of business in Ireland. We look forward to celebrating the achievements of this year’s finalists at the awards in November.”
“This year, we are going one step further in our bid to support Ireland’s young talent with the KBC Early Career Bursary. Through the bursary, we want to recognise the achievements of an early stage entrepreneur and support them as they embark on their career in their chosen field. The winner will be chosen from the Entrepreneur of the Year category finalists,” he added.