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10 different streams - Our Graduate Programme is one of the largest in Ireland with 10 streams to choose from, including 2 in the UK
Our graduates are paid above the market average and enjoy other financial benefits such as a company pension scheme
Most of our Programme streams allow our graduates to work on a rotation system across different areas within that part of the business
Bank of Ireland provides a range of initiatives to promote your personal development, not just your professional development
We don't think learning should stop when you leave university. That's why, we will continue to support your personal development.
Each graduate is matched up with a buddy, who is a year or two ahead on the same programme - you are supported from day one
Vinil M. Thombrey
MSc. in Business Analytics, UCD Smurfit Business School
"The ways of working have helped me to manage my work and personal life. I have a good work life balance, but it has also enabled me to be very productive with greater flexibility."
Bank of Ireland UK
BA CH History and International Relations, University of Exeter
"The Bank of Ireland UK programme gives you the chance to work in different locations; something I was looking for in a Graduate Programme. I wanted to not only experience a range of career options but also living in different cities."
BSc Business Information Systems, NCI
"The approach and attitude towards learning is one of the aspects I’ve enjoyed most. The continuous guidance that is offered lets me know that Bank of Ireland cares about my professional and personal development."
The Bank of Ireland Graduate Programme is committed to developing our Graduates to their full potential, both professionally and personally. Centered on our core competencies, Bank of Ireland’s Graduate Development Programme ensures you learn through various media which have been designed to assist in driving your career. This encourages a creative, agile mindset and an ability to deliver operational excellence. Altogether, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to take on early leadership roles within Bank of Ireland. Some of the highlights of Graduate Programme development include off-site team building activities, courses in Project Management and agile design thinking, and LGBTQ+ Ally training.
Bank of Ireland's purpose is to enable our customers, colleagues and communities to thrive. At the heart of this purpose is our commitment to Inclusion & Diversity: To foster an inclusive working environment where all colleagues are enabled to reach their full potential. This potential is seen in not only career development for all colleagues, but also support for personal wellbeing. In order to drive our progress in Inclusion and Diversity, communities of colleagues have organised six Employee Support Networks to promote inclusion, diversity and representation of the interests of specific communities.
Outside of your day to day role, there are many ways to get involved in colleague activities such as Couch to 5K, sports and social clubs, and even Table Tennis tournaments!
Our CSR programme is a key part of what we believe makes us, us. Our colleagues have always been keen to support their favourite charities and good causes, through local initiatives or large-scale events.
Our charity and community investment programme, Give Together, supports colleagues who wish to fundraise or volunteer for important causes in their lives. They can avail of one day’s paid leave each year to volunteer and can also apply to have any fundraising matched up to certain limits.
In 2015, our colleagues volunteered over 1,000 days, generating €2.5 million in matched fundraising, payroll giving and other charitable contributions. In 2015, Bank of Ireland ranked first among companies in Ireland for the generosity of its workforce.
We’ve been around for over 200 years but in many ways, we’re at the start of our journey. The world of technology and banking is in the middle of a seismic change. It’s people like you that will help us transform into a Bank of the future.
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