AHECS Awards 2020

The AHECS Awards are an annual competition which is run in conjunction with our publishing partners gradireland.

About the AHECS Awards:

The aim of these awards to promote, encourage and acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the career professionals working in Ireland North and South. The awards are adjudicated by a panel of judges made up of both careers professionals and employment market experts.

If your submission is chosen as the winning submission for your category you will receive: An AHECS awards engraved with your institution and winning category, the AHECS Award Winners logo to put on your email signatures and a bursary of €1000 to be spent on Career training and development (within AHECS). The winners will be announced and presented with their awards at the annual gradireland and AHECS awards held in Dublin each year. This is a great night filled with entertainment and provides career professionals and employers the opportunity to meet and network whilst also celebrating the success of both career professionals and employers alike.

If this is something that interests you or if you have a project/task you feel is worth recognition take a look below at our award categories:

**UPDATE** – Due to the unforeseen circumstances surrounding the Covid-19 Pandemic two of this years award categories have been withdrawn from the awards. They are as follows: Building Effective Partnerships & Strategic Innovation. Entrants whom have submissions in these categories will receive an email informing them.

Please note both Research Informed Practice and Supporting Student and Graduate Employability will still be judged and awards given.

"The AHECS Awards is a great opportunity to highlight the innovative and trailblazing work that your careers service is undertaking!"


Research Informed Practice:

  • University of Limerick
  • National College of Ireland

Supporting Student and Graduate Employability

  • Dundalk IT
  • Maynooth University
  • National College of Ireland
  • University of Limerick
  • Waterford IT

Congratulations to all shortlisted – winners will be announced shortly.

AHECS Employability Awards Winners 2019

Gavin Connell and Trevor Johnston presenting the the AHECS Employability Awards and Highly Commended Entrants Awards at the 2019 Award ceremony.