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 Peter Clifford from An Garda Síochána to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Peter Clifford

Probationer Garda

An Garda Síochána

Read more

  Peter Clifford
To get physically fit for the entrance tests and also for the demanding physical nature of the job. Also I would tell people to enjoy themselves before they join as it’s a job for at least 30 years.

I would also informl people about the variety of avenues people can get into when they have completed their training. There really is a career for every person regardless of where their interests lie. There is so many specialised units and prospects.
Close

Investigative?
Investigative 
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
All Courses
PLC Progression Routes
PLC Points Calculator
CAO Points Calculator
CAO Video Guide

Athlone IT - AIT 
IT Sligo 
Pulse College 
Career Interviews
Sector Profiles
School Subjects (LC)
College Courses
Close
Study Skills
Other
Work Experience (School)
CV & Interview Preparation

Organisation Profile - Bank of Ireland

<
Back
Bank of Ireland 

Bank of Ireland


Interviews & Videos
Internal Auditor
Stephen Landers

Stephen Landers
HR Graduate Trainee
Ciara Elston

Ciara Elston
Graduate Trainee
Ashleigh Hyland

Ashleigh Hyland
Acturial Trainee
Maebh Kennedy

Maebh Kennedy
Pensions Administrator
Linda Byrnes

Linda Byrnes
Business Banking Trainee
Michael Coleman

Michael Coleman
Graduate Trainee
Lawrence Tatham

Lawrence Tatham
HR Business Partner
Sarah Lynch

Sarah Lynch
Graduate Trainee
Ciaran O'Loughlin

Ciaran O'Loughlin
Graduate Trainee
Greg Fox

Greg Fox
Contact Centre Agent
Anne Nutley

Anne Nutley
Contact Details


 

 

 

About Us... header image

Always 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 a significant corporate banking and treasury business across Ireland, UK, Europe and the USA. For over 230 years, we have been helping people and businesses with all their financial needs – providing everything from current accounts to corporate finance. We were the first bank in Ireland to introduce ATMs, phone banking, online banking and mobile banking. We are constantly looking forward and we want enthusiastic, dynamic and ambitious people to join us and continue to drive innovation.

Making connections

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 are looking for superior talent to connect with us as we continue to move forward as Ireland’s number one bank.

What you can expect from us in return

What a great time to join us! We are going through a period of significant change which will provide a fantastic opportunity to develop your career with us. Every organisation will tell you that their people are their most prized asset – we’ll tell you that too. The difference is however, we prove it – through commitment to nurturing, encouraging, challenging and training our people. On top of a great career path, we can offer you a range of benefits such as discounted VHI, FREE banking, preferential rates on loans and financial products, holiday and insurance funds, generous annual leave and staff offers. We also have many sports & social clubs, award winning LearningZone training and the opportunity to gain professional qualifications.


Our Opportunities... header image
How We Recruit...
Working With Us...
Who We Recruit...

Employer Insights... header image
Getting the job...
Main challenges...
Typical day...
Further training...
Advice if considering this job...
The lifestyle...
Whats cool...
Not so cool...

Meet our People...
"The best feedback I got from my assessment centre was that it’s not about how much you say but the quality of what you say"
Graduate Trainee
Lawrence Tatham
"Group internal audit is an excellent way to see the entire bank, if someone wants a broad exposure to banking it really gives you that"
Internal Auditor
Stephen Landers
"We get sent to courses at learning zone which is the banks learning training provider and these can range from presentation skills to technical analysis"
Graduate Trainee
Ashleigh Hyland
"It took a lot for me to do this but I surprised myself and I have not looked back. At times I'm sorry I didn't do it sooner!"
Contact Centre Agent
Anne Nutley
"You really find yourself on the front line of what is happening in the Irish banking sector and development"
Graduate Trainee
Greg Fox
"We get a broader awareness of life and pensions insurance through the master classes Bank of Ireland host for us throughout the year"
Acturial Trainee
Maebh Kennedy
"My advice for graduates would be to really take the time to consider your personal brand and to understand your individual strengths"
HR Graduate Trainee
Ciara Elston
"The bank offer support with an educational scholarship scheme to help with your exams"
Graduate Trainee
Ciaran O'Loughlin
"It’s important to come across as best you can and interact well at your assessment as it indicates how you will work professionally"
Business Banking Trainee
Michael Coleman