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Deciding which Graduate Programme to apply to is sure to generate some questions! How to apply? Where are vacancies based? How long are the programmes? We've tried to address some of the commonly asked questions by people in your position in our FAQ section below.

If the question you want to ask is not answered, then contact our team and we'll respond as soon as possible. Your question might even make our list below!


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Applications for our 2022 Graduate Programmes open on September 6th and can be accessed via our website: https://careers.bankofireland.com/graduates. Applications will close on October 31st, so make sure to get your application in on time!

You can apply on our website by selecting one of our programme areas, and filling out a short application form here.

Yes, we are offering a UK-based Graduate Programme again this year. Click here to apply to our UK programme. While completing the application form, you will be prompted to select your first and second preferences as it relates to areas of interest. Applicants should apply before October 31st.

All 2022 programme streams will start at the beginning of September 2022.

The 2022 Graduate Programme officially launches September 2022. A comprehensive list of other BOI roles, which may start earlier than September, can be found on Bank of Ireland careers.

You can view current opportunities here on Bank of Ireland careers.

The majority of our programme streams are offered across 2 years, comprising 3 x 8 month rotations to different business areas. Our Accounting and Finance stream is delivered over 3 years.

Our Grad Programme is a happy destination for colleagues with a wide variety of backgrounds. We do not specify what discipline you must have studied, but you will have either graduated, or expect to achieve an undergraduate degree, or Master’s degree of any kind.

Successful candidates will complete the following steps: application, online assessments, video interview, assessment centres, and offer.

Application: Our application form, which you will find on our Graduate website, is easy to use, and takes minutes to complete. We do request that you submit a CV along with this form, and all information requested is to be able to assess suitability for our wide range of programme streams.

If you have difficulty in completing the application form, or require an alternate method of applying, then please do let our team know and we will endeavour to accommodate your requirements.

Assessment: Our online assessments give us an understanding of verbal and numerical reasoning, as well as assessments based on our company values. All instructions will be shared with you by email, including the link to access, your password, and directions to do a practice run through prior to the assessment kicking off.

When doing the assessments, we would advise that you find a quiet space where you won’t be disrupted, have a stable internet connection, and have a charged battery on your device.

Video interview: Candidates successful in the first assessment stage will be provided with a link to do a short video interview. The interview is recorded and you will answer questions around your motivation to join the programme, as well as outlining your strengths. You will have a short time to prepare your answers after being presented with the questions.

Assessment Centre: The final stage in our recruitment process is the Assessment Centre. This is a Group event, where candidates that have been successful in the video stage now take part in group activities and interviews, with managers from Bank of Ireland, People Services & Recruitment colleagues leading events for the session.

Traditionally a face to face event, this has now moved online and will take place over video.

Offer: When you receive your offer, it will be communicated to you which programme stream you are being offered. At the point of application, you have an opportunity to select preferences for business areas, however suitability will be assessed throughout the process and an appropriate alternate programme may be offered to you.

Working at Bank of Ireland doesn't have to mean working in an office to have an impact. Our commitment to enabling colleagues to thrive means that depending on role type, you can have choice and flexibility in where you work and live. We have a hybrid working model, with home, agile hub and office based options available. Varying degrees of optionality apply depending on the programme stream, and will be agreed with you prior to your start.

Yes. At times, roles may re-open after the October 31st closing date for applications has passed, so we encourage you to reapply should the opportunity become available.

You only need to make one application for the 2022 Grad Programme. When making your application, you will be able to select your top areas of interest to be considered when reviewing your application against available Grad Programme streams

Successful candidates will receive a formal offer from a Bank of Ireland representative at the end of the application process and ahead of the 2022 Graduate Programme launch.

At this time, it is required that candidates are eligible for work in the Republic of Ireland or UK at the time of their application. Unfortunately, Bank of Ireland is not able to sponsor work VISAS or permits for our Graduate Programme.

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Select your area of interest below, and click to apply now. You'll have the option of choosing two programme preferences as part of your application.

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