Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Louise Mc Donald from Defence Forces to give some advice for people considering this job:


Louise Mc Donald

Private (Line)

Defence Forces

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  Louise Mc Donald
I would advise them to get themselves physically fit and to maintain it. I would also say that a sense of humour is very important and the ability to laugh at themselves. They should have self discipline and be prepared to accept imposed discipline. Punctuality is very important as is respect for others. If they had sporting interests that would be a help.

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Graduate Career Opportunities at Bank of Ireland

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Graduate Career Opportunities at Bank of Ireland

Wednesday, June 03, 2015 

Graduate Career Opportunities at Bank of Ireland

Bank of Ireland – The award winning Graduate Employer!

On 30th April, in the Round Room of Dublin’s Mansion House, Bank of Ireland was awarded the 2015 gradireland Graduate Recruitment Award for the Most Popular Graduate Employer within the Banking, Investment and Financial Services Sector and was also announced as one of Ireland’s Top 100 Leading Graduate Employers (as voted by students and graduates). 

This was the ninth annual gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards and was attended by major stakeholders in the graduate recruitment industry, including Government, business leaders, graduate employers, academics and career professionals.

Bank of Ireland is extremely proud to have won these awards for its 2014/15 Graduate Programme campaign. We are already working on an exciting new campaign for 2015/16, to ensure we attract the best and brightest of Ireland’s and the UK’s college graduates.

We are looking for graduates across all disciplines to bring a fresh new way of thinking to Bank of Ireland. Based in Dublin, London, Belfast or Bristol the Graduate Programme typically spans a two year period. The programme will equip graduates with the technical and personal skills to ensure success within a dynamic and fast paced environment.

Our Graduate programme includes opportunities in:

  • Actuarial (New Ireland Assurance)
  • Corporate & Treasury
  • Credit & Market Risk
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Audit & Compliance
  • HR
  • IT
  • Retail branch network

Personal development is an important part of the programme. With a suite of specially designed learning and development plans such as Career Planning, Professional Report Writing, Interpersonal Communications, Project Management and Presentation Skills, our award-winning training centre Learningzone will support learning and development.

If you are looking for opportunity, challenge and a great place to work then Bank of Ireland’s Graduate Programme is the next step for you! Look out for us on a campus near you soon and also at the gradireland Graduate Careers Fair in the RDS in Dublin on 7th October. 

Source: Bank of Ireland Recruitment

The CareersPortal Team