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Bank of Ireland awarded Top Graduate Employer 2015

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Bank of Ireland awarded Top Graduate Employer 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015 

Bank of Ireland awarded Top Graduate Employer 2015

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. They 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. They 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.

The 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.  

The CareersPortal Team