CPD Employer of the Year

2021 awardee

CPD Employer of the Year 2021 - Atkins Ireland

Engineers Ireland is delighted to announce that the 2021 CPD Employer of the Year awardee is Atkins Ireland. It is in recognition of the breadth, diversity and quality of HR/CPD initiatives that Atkins invested in over the last three years and how it used the CPD Accredited Employer standard to deliver a structured, holistic CPD strategy for the organisation.


Atkins Ireland receiving the CPD Employer of the Year Award 2021 at Engineers Ireland, Clyde Road

The announcement of the award was made at an exclusive invite-only event for CPD Accredited Employers, where guests also had the opportunity to hear Dr Jay Chopra’s insights on the secret to unleashing inspirational leadership, teamwork and innovation.

Previous winners




H&MV Engineering


Lufthansa Technic Turbine Shannon (LTTS)


Johnson & Johnson Campus Ireland


  • PM Group


  • KCI Manufacturing


  • DePuy Synthes Ireland


  • Overall winner: Abbott Ireland and Dromone Engineering
  • Knowledge Sharing and Knowledge Management Award: Boston Scientific Galway
  • External 'Learning' Linkages Award: Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg)
  • Special award winner – CPD Policy and Strategy Award: Irish Defence Forces, Corps of Engineers
  • Spirit of Transformation Award: Roughan & O'Donovan Consulting Engineers
  • Adaptability through Creativity and Innovation Award: Boston Scientific, Clonmel


  • Overall Winner - Janssen Supply Chain (Ireland)
  • Small-sized - ON Semiconductor
  • Medium-sized - Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Manufacturing Limited
  • Large-sized - PM Group
  • Public sector - Fingal County Council
  • Outstanding Achievement Award - KCI Manufacturing


  • Overall winner - OpenHydro Technology Ltd
  • Small-sized category - Jennings O’Donovan & Partners
  • Medium-sized category - MCS Kenny
  • Large-sized category - Farrans (Construction) Limited
  • Public sector CPD award - Cavan County Council


  • Overall winner - Boston Scientific Galway
  • Small-sized category - Vilicom
  • Medium-sized category - O'Connor Sutton Cronin
  • Large-sized category - ESB International
  • Public sector CPD award - Clare County Council


  • Overall winner - DePuy Ireland
  • Small-sized category - Malachy Walsh & Partners
  • Medium-sized category - Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Manufacturing Ltd
  • Large-sized category - Pfizer Biotechnology Ireland
  • Public sector CPD award - Dublin City Council


  • Overall winner - Amdocs ChangingWorlds
  • Small-sized Company - Clarke & Associates
  • Medium-sized company - Amdocs ChangingWorlds
  • Large-sized company - Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals
  • Public Sector Category - Waterford County Council
  • Outstanding CPD Company 1998-2008 - Boston Scientific Galway


  • Overall winner - Boston Scientific Galway
  • Small sized company – Biomedical Engineering Dept, Cork University hospital
  • Medium sized company – Tobin consulting Engineers
  • Large sized company – Project Management group (PM).
CPD Employer of the Year award

About the award

The Engineers Ireland CPD Employer of the Year award is presented annually to an exemplary CPD accredited organisation. Supported by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science and sponsored by Enterprise and IDA Ireland, the award recognises the use of best-practice CPD initiatives in achieving organisational standards.

If you would like your organisation to join this network of engineering employers that have invested in a structured CPD framework, aligned with organisational objectives, click here to find out how you can start your journey.


The CPD Employer of the Year Award is supported by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science and sponsored by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland. 

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