What I would consider 'cool' about my job would be the work environment and work ethic of my department. There is a positive atmosphere amongst the Group Pensions staff. The general feeling is that everyone is approachable; I believe that I can ask anyone a question without feeling that I am burdening or annoying them.
The Group Pensions department (like most departments in this company) is divided into teams of about 9/10 people, with each team having a team leader - someone whom you can approach about certain queries on your schemes, any problems, workloads etc.
If a particular colleague is swamped with their workload or out sick you can always see a team member stepping in to help keep their portfolio of schemes healthy, and ultimately keep the customer happy.
New Ireland provides for and organises several work nights during the year which helps keep staff moral high and contributes to the positive atmosphere present in the workplace. The Sports and Social Committee try their hardest to provide different social nights out to keep things interesting - the dogs, the races, Halloween parties, sports days etc.
Another initiative to mention is the Annual Bank of Ireland Excellence Awards, which is a black tie event. Teams and individuals can be nominated for awards under various categories and the winner is chosen by a panel to receive an award, e.g.: Manager of the Year, etc. I think it's a fantastic event as people are recognised and congratulated for their outstanding service.