IFS Apprenticeship
IFS Apprenticeship
Apprentice Information
Offering apprentices a unique earn while you learn experience.

What is an IFS Apprenticeship

The IFS apprenticeships are 'earn while you learn' higher certificate and higher diploma programmes that combine paid on the job training with academic study.

These two year programmes are suitable for leaving certificate students or those with an equivalent qualification, who have an interest in pursuing a career in the Financial Services sector.

The IFS apprenticeships lead to a Level 6 Higher Certificate in International Financial Services and a Level 8 Higher Diploma in Financial Services Analytics.

Who is the apprenticeship for?

The IFS Apprenticeship programmes are suitable for school leavers, those with a relevant Level 5 or Level 6 certification, current industry employees looking to upskill or reskill in a career in the Financial Service Sector.

Career Starters:

Looking for the chance to gain a Higher Certificate in International Financial Services or a Higher Diploma in Financial Services Analytics and gain industry experience and a salary?

Career Changers:

Working in industry already but looking to upskill or reskill in a relevant area in the Financial Services environment?

Career Progressors:

Working in industry and looking to upskill with your current or a new employer? Want to increase your skills and knowledge?

What you need to know

Step 1

You will gain a Higher Certificate in IFS or Higher Diploma in Financial Services Analytics

Step 2

You will follow a learning structure of, 4 days per week on the job and 1 day per week in academia

Step 3

You will be paid a salary, set by your employer, both on the job and off the job

Step 4

You will pay an annual apprentice registration fee of €600 per year for Associate level 6 apprenticeship and €1000 per year for Specialist level 8 apprenticeship

Step 5

You must be offered an apprenticeship role in a Financial Services organisation to become an IFS Apprentice

How do I get involved?

  • Register using the 'register your interest' button above
  • You will be automatically added to our database and will be informed when companies are hiring.
  • Keep an eye on the 'Positions Advertised' tab and apply directly to a hiring company.
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Who's Hiring?

Enrolling on the apprenticeship programme is like finding a job, you can see the companies that have taken part to date as well as who is hiring now.

Positions Advertised