logo - IFS Apprenticeships
logo - IFS Apprenticeships



I am a candidate looking for an apprenticeship.

How it works

Step 1

Candidate - fully complete the application form with required course criteria

Step 2

Candidates who fulfil the relevant criteria will be invited to a pre-selection event - one to one interview with academic selection panel.

Step 3

Employer selection events - one to one interviews with hiring Financial Services companies

Step 4

Employer selection events - selected candidates will commence in-company recruitment process

Step 5

Successful candidates will receive a two year fixed term contract, commence academic apprenticeship programme. Apprentices will pay an annual registration fee on commencement to the academic provider

What are the benefits of an IFS Apprenticeship?

What's in it for you?


You will have a two year fixed term contract with a leading Financial Services company.

Earn while you learn

You will be paid €23K at Associate Level, €32K at Specialist Level while you gain a Level 6 or Level 8 qualification.

A professional qualification

You will earn a professional qualification - Higher Certificate in International Financial Services at Associate Level, Higher Diploma in Financial Services Analytics at Specialist Level.

A future

Upon successful completion of your contract you will have the skills, knowledge and experience to progress your career in Financial Services.

What do we expect from you?

A willingness to learn and apply yourself. A commitment to consistant class attendance. Dependability on the job. The ability to work as part of a team and to use your own initiative. The ability and drive to develop your knowledge and skills.

More Information

Programmes & Job Roles

IFS Associate Apprenticeship

This apprenticeship is aimed at school leavers (who have attained their Leaving Certificate results) or career changers who may not have considered a career in a financial services organisation. Learners who participate on the programme will be at least 18 years of age. This minimum age requirement is in response to the selection policy of organisations who operate in this sector. IFS Associate level apprentices will study for a Higher Certificate in International Financial Services with an approximate salary of €23K and undertake a two-year fixed term contract in an IFS organisation in a relevant role.

    Sample job roles for IFS Associate Level Apprenticeship:
  • - Client Operations / Customer Service
  • - Trustee Associate
  • - Middle Office Operations Associate
  • -Custody Associate
  • - Market Data Associate
  • - Fund Accountant

IFS Specialist Apprenticeship

The Higher Diploma in Financial Service Analytics is aimed at graduates of all disciplines. The objective of the IFS Specialist Apprenticeship is to provide an entry point to the International Financial Services sector for people with significant work experience and/or previous qualifications. The remuneration package on offer for the IFS Specialist Apprenticeship is an approximate salary of €32K and a two-year fixed term contract in a relevant

    Sample job roles for IFS Specialist Apprenticeships;
  • - Data Analyst
  • - Customer Analytics
  • - Portfolio Analytics/ Risk
  • - Design Consultant
  • - Business Manager
  • - Credit Analyst
  • - Robotics Team Member