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Central Bank of Ireland Launches Scholarship Programme

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Central Bank of Ireland Launches Scholarship Programme

The Central Bank of Ireland has launched a new scholarship programme aimed at school leavers, in partnership with Griffith College. The initiative will see the successful applicants earn over €25,000 per annum working at the Central Bank full-time, while undertaking a part-time degree at Griffith.

The successful applicants will be able to enrol on one of the following fully funded part-time degrees:

BA (Hons) in Business Studies 

BA (Hons) in Business Studies (HRM)

BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance.

Learning and Development

As part of the Scholarship Programme, you can expect:

  • A comprehensive induction
  • Career development guidance
  • 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. €25,758)
  • 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.

To apply for this opportunity is simple, just follow these steps:

1. Apply Online

Fill in an online application with the Central Bank of Ireland and attach a, Leaving Certificate results/expected results or equivalent qualification, a CV and describe why you think you are most deserving of the scholarship.

2. Interview

Show Central Bank what you’re made of at an interview in their brand new offices in North Wall Quay, Dublin 1.

3. Start the Course of Your Dreams!


Deadline for Applications: 12th August 2018


Interviews: 16th and 17th August.

Successful Applicants Announced: 20th August 2018.

Griffith College Application: 27th August 2018

Classes Start: 17th September 2018

Central Bank Start Date: 24th September 2018


Terms and Conditions

Candidates seeking to apply must meet the entry criteria for a level 8 honours degree programme. Candidates must not currently hold a third level qualification and should be an EU national. Candidates need to hold an Irish Leaving Certificate, A Levels or Level 5 Full FETAC qualification.


For more information please contact either Emily Watts in Griffith College [email protected] 01 416 3330 or Kevin Owens in Central Bank [email protected] 01 224 5579 or Aobh Kavanagh in Central Bank [email protected] 01 2245046.