Opportunity for students to ‘earn and learn’ through Central Bank scholarship programme

06 August 2018 Press Release

Central Bank of Ireland

Working with Griffith College Dublin, the Central Bank of Ireland is introducing a scholarship programme for new third-level students. Under the programme, four students will have the opportunity to earn over €25,000 per annum working full-time in Central Bank, while undertaking a fully funded part-time degree at Griffith College. Upon joining the Central Bank, successful applicants will work in either the Human Resources Division, the Financial Control Division or the Regulatory Transactions Division for the duration of the four-year contract.

The scholarship programme will be open for applicants who will start their courses in September 2018. Students can enrol on a range of business, HR, and accounting and finance degrees at Griffith College. Students will also commence their full-time role in September.

Central Bank Director of Human Resources, Liz Joyce said: “The students have an opportunity to make their mark in a progressive, multi-faceted organisation at the heart of the financial system, while also completing a three-year part time degree. We are delighted to partner with Griffith College on this initiative. It is our ambition that these students will progress to successful, long-term careers with the Central Bank.”

Seamus Fitzpatrick, Head of Faculty at Griffith College, said: “Griffith prides itself on offering our students industry-focused courses that provide the skills students need to succeed in their career. These new scholarships with the Central Bank of Ireland are a great example of how industry and education can work together for the benefit of learners.”

The scholarship is currently accepting applicants via the Central Bank website. Candidates seeking to apply should have completed their Leaving Certificate recently and meet the entry criteria for an honours degree programme.

Applications are welcome until 12 August 2018.


  • The Central Bank of Ireland is committed to serving the public interest by safeguarding monetary and financial stability, and working to ensure that the financial system serves the needs of the economy and its customers over the long term. The Central Bank is consistently delivering domestically and internationally across its broad and diverse mandate, including price stability, financial stability, the payments system, economic advice and analysis, the safety and soundness of thousands of financial service providers, consumer protection, market conduct and anti-money laundering / counter terrorism financing.
  • The Central Bank operates as part of a wider European financial system and consistently makes a strong and impactful contribution to monetary policy and financial stability in the Eurosystem and the development and implementation of the regulatory and supervisory frameworks in place across the European Union.
  • Griffith College is Ireland’s leading independent third level college with over 7,000 students at its campuses in Dublin, Cork and Limerick. Established in 1974, the College offers a wide range of full and part-time courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as short courses and professional programmes. For more information, visit griffith.ie