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We asked Nan Hu from An Garda Síochána to give some advice for people considering this job:


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I would advise those considering the job to be patient and to be good at what you are doing and when the opportunity comes to join An Garda Siochana just take it!.

If you are part of a minority group in Ireland and considering joining An Garda Síochána then my advice to you is to go for it because as a foreign national working in the organisation I promise there is no discrimination in An Garda Síochána.

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Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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Careers at Bank of Ireland

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Careers at Bank of Ireland

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 

Careers at Bank of Ireland

The way in which people bank is transforming, and Bank of Ireland Group is at the forefront of innovation, changing to meet new demands in a digital and online world. We were the first bank in Ireland to introduce ATMs, phone banking, online banking and mobile banking. We are constantly looking forward.

Bank of Ireland is the leading financial services provider in Ireland with a growing consumer financial services offering in the UK. We have significant corporate banking and treasury business across Ireland, UK, Europe and the USA. For 230 years, we have been helping people and businesses with all their financial needs – providing everything from current accounts to corporate finance.

Most of you will be familiar with Bank of Ireland as customers; whether it is through mobile banking, online banking or through one of our many branches.With our continued focus on customer experience, there is a constant need for enthusiastic and customer focused individuals to join this side of the business and ensure we remain the number one bank in Ireland. Staff working within our branch network will have qualifications ranging from Business and Marketing, along with being Accredited Product Advisors and Qualified Financial Advisors.

As the world of banking and financial services modernises, Bank of Ireland have been leaders in developing new ways to make banking easier for its customers. We now have a multi-platform service offering, and this means that we also require skills very different to those you would traditionally associate with banking. In particular, an area that has shown strong growth is Analytics. Data and the insights it provides is becoming more and more valuable to all organisations, and as a result individuals with qualifications in Analytics, Statistics, and Maths etc. who have gained skills in analysing and interpreting data are extremely sought after for positions within our Customer Analytics and Risk Analytics teams.   

Every organisation will tell you that their people are their most prized asset – and we will tell you that too. The difference is however, we prove it – through commitment to nurturing, encouraging, challenging and training out people. Bank of Ireland offer structured and clearly sign posted career paths for staff as well as a number of great career development programmes. Getting the best from you brings out the best in us.

We are always looking for bright, ambitious people wanting to make a difference in a bank that puts its customers at the heart of everything it does. You don’t need to know everything about banking – we can teach you that – but you do need strong business acumen and the right attitude. We’re proud of our people and what they do. If you work for us with that same pride, you’ll find our bank is a super place to build a career.

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