Central Bank of Ireland Scholarship Programme 2021/2022

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The Central Bank of Ireland Scholarship Programme 2021/2022, 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.

The programme is looking for people from all backgrounds who are passionate, energetic and driven to achieve their career goals.

The programme 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.

Central Bank of Ireland Scholarship Programme 2021/2022

Thwe Central Bank of Ireland Scholarship Programme 2021/2022 is 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.

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.


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.

The Central Bank of Ireland Scholarship Programme 2021/2022 is looking for candidates with these skills and attributes, t

  • 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.

Are you driven, determined, open to possibilities and eager to learn? Are you motivated to work for the public interest in an organisation that will value you and encourage you to be yourself? Now is the time for you to make a difference – the Central Bank of Ireland Scholarship Programme 2021/2022 can offer you the opportunity to do just that while studying for a fully funded part-time honours degree.

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.

To apply, please complete the application form (via the “Apply for the Scholarship Programme” link below).

Closing Date: 20 August 2021

Expected Interview Date: w/c 30 August 2021

If you have any questions on your application, please contact the recruitment team recruitment@centralbank.ie.

Apply for the Scholarship Programme.

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 recruitment@centralbank.ie. All disclosed information will be kept confidential.

Steven Galvin

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