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 Kieran Magee from Teagasc to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Kieran Magee

Farm Manager - Dry Stock

Teagasc

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  Kieran Magee
Someone who wants to be where I am today shall need bucket loads of ambition and not be afraid of hard work.  They will need to not be afraid of starting at the very bottom of that big high ladder but at the same time have the eagerness and determination to get to the top of that ladder because the opportunities are there.

Education is very important.  It may only seem like a silly piece of paper but it's that Cert, Diploma or Degree that gets you that job and not the man/woman beside you.

The one thing that is vital in not alone this job, but any job, and alot of people don't seem to have it, is common sense. It's something so simple but really important. if you have no cop-on then nobody wants to know you.
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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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"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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 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
"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