AtkinsRéalis Ireland, a leading provider of engineering professional consulting and support services, has been awarded the 2021 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Employer of the Year Award by Engineers Ireland.

Supported by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science and sponsored by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland, the CPD Employer of the Year Award recognises the use of best practice continuing professional development initiatives in achieving organisational objectives. The awardee is selected annually from Engineers Ireland’s CPD Accredited Employers network which represents a large and diverse range of engineering employers across public and private sectors.

Congratulating AtkinsRéalis Ireland on their achievement, Caroline Spillane, Director General of Engineers Ireland, said: “Engineers Ireland is pleased to award AtkinsRéalis Ireland the 2021 CPD Employer of the Year Award in recognition of the breadth, diversity and quality of their HR and CPD initiatives.

“Investment in professional development is essential for organisations to grow and develop their people to achieve both organisational and individual objectives. This investment ensures career progression and success for employees’ while also ensuring continued growth and market success, nationally and internationally. I wish to congratulate AtkinsRéalis Ireland for their strategic approach to learning and development and wish their CPD team continued success with future learning endeavours,” Ms Spillane added.

AtkinsRéalis Ireland has offices in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Belfast and Dundalk and employs over 250 staff, 150 of whom are engineers and 30 technicians.

Commenting on the CPD Employer of the Year Award, Justin Norman, Managing Director of AtkinsRéalis Ireland, said: “At AtkinsRéalis Ireland, we put CPD at the heart of our business. From Graduate Development to mentoring and mental health programmes, we prioritise our colleagues learning and development needs, ensuring success and progression for our colleagues and a cutting-edge engineering consultancy for our clients.

“On behalf of each of our  employees based here in Ireland, I am honoured to accept the 2021 CPD Employer of the Year Award from Engineers Ireland. This award is a fantastic accolade and a testament to our values and culture of learning and development,” Mr Norman concluded.

The Engineers Ireland CPD Accredited Employer Standard improves the competence levels of engineers and delivers tangible benefits to organisations. To find out more about the standard, visit: