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Linda Byrnes

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Greg Fox

Greg Fox
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Sarah Lynch

Sarah Lynch
Internal Auditor
Stephen Landers

Stephen Landers
Acturial Trainee
Maebh Kennedy

Maebh Kennedy
Contact Centre Agent
Anne Nutley

Anne Nutley
Business Banking Trainee
Michael Coleman

Michael Coleman
Graduate Trainee
Lawrence Tatham

Lawrence Tatham
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Ashleigh Hyland

Ashleigh Hyland
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Ciaran O'Loughlin

Ciaran O'Loughlin
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Ciara Elston

Ciara Elston
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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.


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"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
"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
"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
"The bank offer support with an educational scholarship scheme to help with your exams"
Graduate Trainee
Ciaran O'Loughlin
"You really find yourself on the front line of what is happening in the Irish banking sector and development"
Graduate Trainee
Greg Fox
"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
"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
"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
"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