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7.7 / 10

(based on 26 ratings in 2015)

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2015

"In terms of training, there is an abundance of training programmes available on the Bank's Learning Zone which everyone is encouraged to make use of."
Graduate, Dublin
"I was placed within the team and initially received about a week's training, so my role is very much trained on-the-job. If I have questions I do not think that it is a problem asking my colleagues or manager for help."
Graduate, Dublin
"There are a variety of beneficial compulsory courses that I have to attend as part of the programme, in addition to other training options I can sign up for. Some of the courses included: negotiation skills, challenging situations, influencing skills, career advice, and there were more technical ones such as advanced Excel."
Graduate, Dublin
"I thought that both the web and classroom-based training was brilliant, and that there were plenty of opportunities, and we were encouraged to undertake further qualifications."
Graduate, London
"Training is something which is actively encouraged at Bank of Ireland. Even if it doesn't relate to your role the managers would normally still allow you to take the time to go on a course."
Graduate, Dublin

2014

"There is a world of learning at your fingertips in the Learning Zone and I have found the courses to be very useful."
Graduate, Dublin
"Learning Zone is a bank-specific training area and provides useful courses on Excel, Presentation skills, etc. I have found some of these more useful than others and find it generally comes down to how good the trainer is."
Graduate, Dublin
"There is an extensive graduate training programme which provides training days on a various range of skills, e.g. presentation skills and project management skills."
Graduate, Dublin
"The company have a separate training facility where you can sign up for numerous courses that are of interest to you and that would be useful to your role. They range from Excel courses, to presentation skills, to accounting classes."
Graduate, Dublin
"Informal on-the-job training is very good with a great exposure to the deals and other teams, and there is a lot of responsibility given to graduates who are willing. There is a lot of soft skill learning, but I experienced little training for technical courses."
Graduate, Dublin
"The company provides for a range of formal training courses - some of which are very practical and helpful. Informal training is good in my opinion - on-the-job learning is at a high level. I do think that feedback on performance could be given more regularly and clearly."
Graduate, London
"We have Accenture-run courses, both online and classroom-based. Graduates are required to complete the QFA exams during the two-year programme, but there is little support (financial/study leave) for additional training outside of Bank of Ireland requirements."
Graduate, Dublin
"I have found the training in our organisation to be quite good, and graduates are actively encouraged to pursue professional qualifications and complete a training schedule over the course of the programme. The training courses are usually good and offer an excellent opportunity to catch up with different parts of programme."
Graduate, Dublin
"There is a whole centre dedicated to training, this training is good with plenty of choice; however, I think is somewhat general and applicable to the entire bank. There could be more training specific to your role, such as the various systems, and the customers on the portfolio, etc."
Graduate, Dublin

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