16 Jul 2019News

Central Bank of Ireland - Bridging the Gap Initiative- Opportunities for NEIC Residents


This initiative will be launched in September 2019. The key objective of this initiative is to develop employment and employability in the local community through supporting four individuals in progressing their education, and their employment opportunities, through:

An enriching and challenging course in Rathmines College from 12 September 2019 to 29 May 2020 where candidates will undertake a fully funded QQI Level 5 Course

  • Career development guidance from the Central Bank, with the allocation of a mentor for the duration of the programme

  • A two-week unpaid placement, as part of the programme of study, in the Central Bank where candidates can apply the knowledge and skills acquired from their course (this occurs in February)

  • A paid summer internship in the Central Bank from June until August 2020 to gain experience of working in a corporate environment.

  • Shortlisting for interview in to the 2020/2021 Central Bank Scholarship Programme

The Rathmines courses for study, and their appropriate links, are listed below;

  1. Certificate in Business and Finance (QQI Level 5)

  2. Certificate in Business and IT Studies (QQI Level 5)

  3. Certificate in Accountancy Business and Taxation (QQI Level 5)

The qualifying criteria for entry will be that the Rathmines Level 5 course would represent the highest level of the person’s academic qualifications to date. Also, just to confirm that this is not an initiative that is solely for young people, there is no age requirement on this.

The applications process will be live on the Central Bank’s website from August 9th but we are providing advance notice so that you may have the opportunity to prepare. Candidates will be applying via the careers portal of our website and we will promote details again closer to the date to share the link.