How gold sovereigns given to women forced to leave the workforce during the marriage ban are now given to gender balance champions by Bank of Ireland.
With so many programmes and different companies to choose from, making the right choice is often difficult for many candidates. We spoke with some of our recent Grads to understand what factors have made the Bank of Ireland Grad Programme the best choice for them.
For years, Bank of Ireland staff have volunteered at Merchants Academy school. Now two former pupils have gone from the school to work at the bank in Bristol.
Back in rural India, where she grew up, Champa's parents couldn't afford a dowry for her or her three sisters so they invested in their education instead.
Despite his Alzheimer's, Jim still can sing 'Raglan Road' from start to finish. His son Keith took carer's leave from his job with Bank of Ireland to look after him describing their time together as 'priceless'.
We’re the largest lender into the Irish economy
With a team over 11,000 strong, we're one of Ireland’s largest employers
We've donated €25.5 million to our charities in the last eight years
We’ve set down roots in Ireland, the UK, France, Germany and the U.S.
More than 2,900 of our colleagues achieve professional qualifications each year
We process 220 customer interactions every minute of every day
Even though we have the scale to provide you with literally endless career opportunities, we make amazing things happen by working in small teams.
We believe that when you work with people you like, great things happen. That's why thousands of our team mates come together each week to get fit, have fun and socialise.
Teams aren't just made up of the people you work directly with. We actively create diverse teams to build solutions for our business and our customers.
Our teams work together to help communities and charities that Bank of Ireland support as well as ones that our team members are personally passionate about.
We know it can be tough to think outside the box when you’re in a busy environment. That’s why we regularly take time out to share ideas and spark new ways of thinking.
Our teams are committed to helping start ups and entrepreneurs with advice, funding, workspaces and by supporting programmes like The Start Up Gathering.
We come together each week to host and mentor kids around Ireland as part of Coder Dojo, the global network of free computer programming clubs for young people._
Follow our path to leading the industry in creating a digital first environment.
We are defined by our customers. They’ve chosen us to help support their futures. We always remember that our goals are to help build theirs.
“They’ve done loads more than just give us finance. We’ve got business advice, connections to other start ups - it’s not what we expected from a Bank at all” Hesus Inoma, Founder of WeSavvy and Bank of Ireland customer.
Bank of Ireland UK partners with two of the UK’s most trusted brands – The Post Office and the AA – to provide simple and transparent financial products to millions of customers. Working in partnership is core to our DNA – in how we think, the way we work, behave and deliver.
In the world of almost total connectivity customers expect instant support. And rightly so. We're available 24/7.
We encourage fresh thinking, valuing inputs great and small. Whether the idea is brilliant, mad or downright obvious, we’ll always be interested in your insight. In fact, it's what we'll expect from you too. Here’s a snapshot of what’s happening right now.
Our new current account system has been developed to help save time in our customers day. It's an end-to-end online current account opening service. It lets customers set up accounts in real time from wherever they are. We're the only bank in Ireland to offer this service, and the tool represents our ability to listen to customers and develop technology to meet their needs. It's really rewarding to play a role in bringing innovation to the heart of how we continuously improve our service.
The innovation function allows me to focus my energies on my creativity. It allows me to work on one of a kind projects that I love. The Startup Gathering 2015 was sponsored by Bank of Ireland this year. The event is a showcase of Ireland's startup sector's abilities on the world stage. 410 events were attended by 15,000 people, making it one of the largest startup events globally. As lead Project Director I had the chance to engage the public, using our teams expertise to create something impactful and beautiful.
Setting up workbenches has let me see exactly how business is changing in Ireland, and enabling this innovation is something I’m truly passionate about. In early 2015, Bank of Ireland launched workbenches; state of the art facilities for Irish and international startups looking to create their businesses. Housed in Dublin and Galway, they have become the base-of-choice for startups looking for something different. Within ten months the workbenches welcomed over 10,000 startups and eco-system citizens and hosted over 300 events.
Be At Your Best is a programme we built internally to encourage colleagues to develop agile ways of thinking about our minds, bodies and careers. One initiative saw Karl Henry designing a programme that got us off the couch and running a five kilometre run in just a few weeks. 2015 saw 1300 colleagues from the UK and Ireland running the length and breadth of the country. I love not only seeing everyone achieve their own goals, but knowing that the whole organisation have come together to support each other.
Within five months of joining the Bank of Ireland Innovation team, I helped 'StartLab' get up and running. The program is an incubator for tech startups. Successful applicants are supported with top class speakers, mentors and facilities for six months to help grow their companies. We've also brought the global 'Startup Next' programme to Ireland twice in 2015. That initiative gave 12 startups the building blocks to help them pitch for funding. I'm really looking forward to seeing how we can help people in this space flourish, it's a fascinating sector to see evolve and grow.
This year I accomplished something well outside my day-today role as a manager. With a small team I planned a major concert called 'Be Our Inspiration'. The concert was a showcase of our colleagues artistic talents, as we followed their journey throughout the year. The concert proved what we could achieve when we all lent a hand. Our final show in the Helix played to a crowd of 1600 and after a year of fundraising, we raised €100,000 for Barnardos. It was a long road, and a real testament to our ability to come together as a community and create something truly special.
Our greatest asset walks in and out of our offices every day; our people. That’s why we strive to look after their personal and professional development and the growth of their careers.
There is a range of supports available for your professional qualifications, including time off to study.
Alongside our commitment to our charity partners, we donate a day a year for you to give back to your community and help a charity or cause you’re truly passionate about.
Your continuing commitment to personal development will be supported through our Learning and Development offering.
From meditation to football, whatever keeps you sharp we’re up for nurturing with our improvement benefits.
We provide a range of benefits to support you to deliver your best.
Our career framework will help you direct your own career so you can capitalise on the many opportunities within the organisation.
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