Scholarship Programme 2021/2022

Scholarship Programme

Be Different. Make a Difference.

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 all backgrounds who are passionate, energetic and driven to achieve their career goals.

We will provide an environment where you can:

  • Undertake a fully funded part-time honours degree
  • Grow your career while helping to influence and shape the best outcomes for the public good
  • Gain experience and invest in your future.
Ellie Comiskey

Our Scholarship Programme

We are offering successful applicants a four-year employment contract and, in partnership with Griffith College, a place on one of these three-year part-time degree courses:

Commencing in October 2021, successful applicants will work full-time at Central Bank of Ireland while completing their studies part-time at Griffith College. You will be placed in suitable roles across a range of business areas and you 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 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. €27,135)
  • 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're prepared to balance full-time employment with part-time study.
  • You have completed your Leaving Certificate and have, or expect to get, 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 (English, Irish or another language) in the current academic year. You have not started or completed a QQI Level 7 degree programme.

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.


Applications for the 2021/2022 programme are now closed.

If you have any questions on your application, please contact the recruitment team

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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