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Retail Banking Graduate Programme

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Retail Banking Graduate Programme 2024

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Date: 17 Nov 2023

Location: Dublin/Varied, IE, IE

Company: Allied Irish Bank

Role: Retail Banking Graduate Programme 2024

Location: Dublin/Various

This role is being offered on a 23-month contract basis. 

What Are We Looking for in a Graduate?

We are looking for hardworking graduates – ready to join an organisation that puts our customers & our people at the heart of everything we do. You must embrace teamwork and be able to work with experienced colleagues to deliver innovative solutions to complex business challenges & opportunities. You are excited by this opportunity and have a strong desire to join a growing business that is leading the way in sustainability.

Who are AIB?

AIB is an employer that you can believe in. Our purpose is grounded in backing customers to achieve their dreams and ambitions. We back our people to thrive in a welcoming and professional environment and help them to exceed their professional goals. A career with AIB offers a breadth of opportunities that will help propel your career in whatever direction you choose.

Here at AIB, we are very proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We pride ourselves on being the first bank in Ireland to receive the Investors in Diversity Gold Standard accreditation from the Irish Centre for Diversity. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities and are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees. Should you have a reasonable accommodation request, please email our Talent Acquisition team at if you would like to arrange a call or to correspond directly by email.

About our Graduate Programme

Graduate Training and Development forms part of our overall programme and has been designed to help you develop the necessary behaviours to grow and progress throughout the programme and beyond. We offer agility across different areas and different roles, providing you with plenty of opportunities to build your network across the organisation.

Our Retail Banking Team

The Retail team has responsibility for the management and development of the Bank’s consumer and SME banking strategy, proposition and product portfolio (covering lending, deposits, savings, cards, insurances, daily banking, and payments), delivering a market leading strategy that will ensure sustainable profitability and growth for AIB and meet the needs of customers.

Our graduate opportunities match the broad and diverse nature of our customers with roles in product management, proposition strategy, portfolio management, governance, in addition to, customer facing roles in person, by phone and via digital channels. If you’re someone who is energised by the thought of working to help our customers achieve their financial dreams, then you’re someone we want to talk to…

Our graduates work and rotate across some of the following key areas of the Homes; SME; Consumer Banking (includes branch network); Products; Portfolio; Governance; Financial Solutions Group and Wealth.

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive Salary & Pension Benefits
  • Agile & Remote Working Opportunities
  • Good Work-life Balance
  • Rotations across different teams
  • Networking Opportunities with Senior Business Stakeholders
  • Accelerated Learning
  • Structured Learning & Development Programme
  • Support for Further Education
  • Mentor System
  • 21 Days Annual Leave
  • 2 Additional Volunteer Days Leave

What you’ll need:

  • An expected minimum 2.1 Honours Degree (or equivalent for universities outside of Ireland) is a prerequisite for those joining the AIB graduate programme. 
  • Candidates must be fully authorised to work in Ireland or hold a valid work permit for the full duration of the 23-month contract (September 2024 – August 2026).

Confirmation of these will be sought if successful for the role.

What does a past graduate make of their programme experience?

“Starting the AIB graduate programme has really made the transition from college to working life an easy one. It has given us graduates the opportunity to start work in a very supportive and encouraging workplace. We are always encouraged to speak our minds and also given the opportunity to work closely with senior bank members. The graduates are also encouraged to further their education and are given the support they need to pursue further qualifications. Also, the engagement and organisation from the programme coordinators gives a real sense of community among the graduates as a whole, making the programme extremely enjoyable.”

Anthony Barrett, AIB Graduate 2021

How do I get involved?

If you meet the criteria and would be interested in becoming part of our Graduate Programme, please click apply and complete our online application. If you would like to get further information on the Graduate Programme, please check out our website or drop us an email at for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!

By when? Closing date is 04/01/24

Job Segment: Bank, Banking, Product Manager, Finance, Retail, Marketing, Operations

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