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

Now in its second year, the Central Bank of Ireland has launched its scholarship programme for second level students in partnership with Griffith College Dublin. Under the programme, students will have the opportunity to earn over €26,000 per annum working full-time in the Central Bank on a four year contract, while undertaking a fully funded part-time degree at Griffith College.

The scholarship programme is open to applicants who will start their college course in September 2019. Students can enrol on a business or accounting and finance degree at Griffith College. Students will also commence their full-time role with the Central Bank in September.

The Central Bank is committed to being an organisation that recognises the value of diversity among its people, and where all employees feel included and valued irrespective and indeed because of their differences.

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 College prides itself on offering our students industry-focused courses that provide the skills students need to succeed in their career. These 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 at www.centralbank.ie/scholarship. Candidates seeking to apply should complete their Leaving Certificate in June and meet the entry criteria for an honours degree programme.

Applications are welcome until 28th June 2019. For more information, please contact Emily Watts at [email protected]