Scholarship Programme 2019/2020

Scholarship Programme 2019/2020

Applications for our Scholarship Programme are now closed. Applications for the 2020/2021 programme will open in August 2020.

Make an Impact, Grow Your Career

Our Scholarship Programme, in partnership with Griffith College, is designed to identify and nurture talent and to support motivated individuals to start a career while pursuing further education.

We are looking for people from diverse backgrounds who are passionate, energetic and driven to achieve their career goals.

We will provide the environment where you can: 

  • Undertake a fully funded part-time honours degree
  • Grow your career
  • Gain experience and invest in yourself.

The backbone of our culture is the friendliness, helpfulness and dedication of our people – they are our greatest asset. Would you like to make an impact and grow your career with us?

Ellie Comiskey

Our Scholarship Programme

In 2019, we offered successful candidates a four-year employment contract and, in partnership with Griffith College, a place on one of these three-year part-time degree courses:

Courses included as part of the Scholarship Programme 2020/2021 courses will be confirmed in 2020.

Successful applicants will work full time at Central Bank while completing their studies at Griffith College on a part-time basis. Candidates will be placed in suitable roles across a range of business areas and will work on projects that contribute to the financial stability of the economy and the protection of consumers.

James Conlon

Learning Journey

As a member of the Scholarship Programme, you can expect:

  • A comprehensive induction to enable you to develop your technical competencies and relevant soft skills
  • Career development guidance with the allocation of a mentor, a dedicated HR representative and committed manager for the duration of the programme
  • A supportive performance management system
  • State-of-the-art in-house training facilities and study spaces.
Evie Martin


On the Scholarship Programme, you can expect:

  • A competitive salary (c. €26,470)
  • 24 days’ annual leave
  • Excellent personal development and training opportunities
  • Educational assistance and paid study leave
  • Flexible working hours and excellent work-life balance
  • Defined benefit pension scheme
  • Great sports and social opportunities
  • A growing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme
  • Employee wellness programmes
  • Subsidised staff restaurant
  • TaxSaver commuter ticket scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
Rion Williams

What We’re Looking For

If you have these skills and attributes, we want to hear from you:

  • You are driven, motivated and a self-starter.
  • You want to learn.
  • You have recently completed your Leaving Certificate and have attained, or expect to attain in the current academic year, a minimum of two honour grades (H5s), and a minimum of four ordinary level grades (O6), including a minimum O6 in ordinary level Maths and a minimum O6 in an ordinary level language. This can be English, Irish or another language.

If you have previous working experience or have completed an internship within financial services or a related area, that’s great. However, it is by no means a requirement.


Do you think you are a good fit for the Central Bank? Are we a good fit for you? Are you ready to make an impact and grow your career while undertaking a fully funded part-time honours degree? If you are nodding “Yes” to these questions, we want to hear from you.

As part of your application, you will be asked to submit your CV and describe some of your achievements and your motivations in applying for the Scholarship Programme.

Applications for the 2020/2021 programme are due to open in August 2020.

Equal Opportunities

Central Bank of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer and we encourage applications from a diverse mix of candidates. If we can make any accommodation to enable us to see the best version of you during the selection process, please email All disclosed information will be kept confidential.

Scholarship Programme 2019/2020