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AIB re-launches graduate programme withdrawn after financial crash





AIB is to re-launch its graduate recruitment programme for students who are graduating in 2016, which was shelved following the financial crash.

The graduate programme is expected to recruit at least 50 graduates over five years.

A spokeswoman for the bank said that programme was withdrawn around 2009. She said that the number of graduates recruited before its withdrawal would have varied year-on-year with demand.

The lender said the decision "reflects increasing demand for high calibre graduates as the bank returns to profitability and growing commercial activity".

AIB’s director of finance Myles O’Grady, said: “We are delighted to formally re-launch our graduate recruitment programme within the Finance team, which is another positive step in the future of the Bank. 

"The graduates will be offered mentorship, the opportunity to pursue professional qualifications and the chance to be part of a diverse finance team and a wider organisation committed to being at the heart of our customers’ financial lives.”

The programme will be re-opened in the New Year. Further details can be found at www.aib.ie/careers

AIB also presented awards to two accountants who came first in Ireland in the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants’ examinations.

Michael McGuinness and Kate Newman were ranked by ACCA as Top Affiliates for the exam sessions in December 2014 and June 2015.

Ms Newman is employed with KPMG as a Tax Manager, while Mr. McGuinness is employed with private equity and real estate administrators, Augentius as an assistant accountant.

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