The employer branding events you must attend in 2016!

Recruitment events and fairs are the best way to get your organisation’s brand front and centre with the highly coveted graduate talent pool. Attracting this talent can be a challenge, but attending graduate events and showcasing your organisation’s culture and values can put you ahead of the competition when it comes to employer branding and graduate recruitment. gradireland have a whole range of specialised HR and employer branding events, which range from career showcases to industry masterclasses and more. Check out some of the events that are coming up in 2016:

Diversity Breakfast Masterclass, 6th April, The Spencer Hotel, IFSC

The 2016 series of gradireland Breakfast Masterclasses will commence on Wednesday 6th April and will feature one of the industry’s most talked-about trends, diversity. Speakers at this event include panellists from GLEN, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and IBEC. Attendance at this event is completely free to HR and recruitment professionals who can register by emailing their interest to

gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards, 28th April, The Mansion House ,Dublin

The tenth annual gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards will see the major stakeholders in the graduate recruitment industry, including government and business leaders, graduate employers, academics, careers professionals and key decision-makers attending Ireland’s premier event for graduate recruitment recognition. This event gives you an opportunity to network with Ireland’s leaders and influencers in employer branding. Find out more about the Graduate Recruitment Awards here.

gradireland Summer Fair, 8th June, RDS, Dublin

The gradireland Summer Fair is the official all-Ireland summer graduate careers options event, organised by gradireland in association with the Association of Higher Education Careers Services, and held in the RDS, Dublin. The event is supported by all university careers services in Ireland, north and south. The fair is designed to promote all the options available to students; so whether your organisation is recruiting graduates, advocating postgraduate or up-skilling courses, or you have opportunities to work or volunteer overseas this is an event not to be missed! In June 2015, over 4,300 students and graduates registered to attend the Summer Fair to network with Ireland’s leading graduate employers. Find out more information here.

gradireland Graduate Careers Fair, 5th October, RDS, Dublin

Ireland’s largest graduate careers fair will take place on Wednesday 5th October in the RDS Simmonscourt. If your brand strategy is to position your organisation as ‘the place to work’ in graduate recruitment, you cannot miss this event. Last year, 9,576 students and graduates registered to attend this event, to network with over 120 of Ireland’s leading graduate employers. Check out some of the national coverage the event received here and here. Find out more information about this event here.

GRADchances Language Fair Cork, November 2016, University College Cork

Ireland’s only regional language fair will take place in UCC this November. If your company is interested in attracting some of Ireland’s top bilingual and multilingual talent, this is your opportunity to showcase your graduate opportunities with languages. Check out information about the event here.

For more information about any of these events, contact our team on 01-6451500 or email

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