Graduate Talent Programme

About our Graduate Talent Programme

The Graduate Talent Programme is designed to ensure all graduates develop professionally and personally through exposure and insight to different departments within PTSB, to encourage them to develop and enhance multiple skills. The number of rotations varies from Programme to Programme – see role profiles for details. Rotations are supported by a 2-tier support network consisting of a Line Manager and an assigned buddy together with collective structured peer group development in a supportive community environment.

We are excited to offer a number of streams in our 2023 Graduate Talent Programme.

  • Technology and Innovation
  • Data and Analytics
  • Group Risk Data Analytics and Modelling
  • Group Risk Banking
  • Retail Banking 
  • Corporate Development and Human Resources
  • Governance Secretariat
  • Group Internal Audit
  • Group Treasury

Additionally, a best in class learning and career development platform is available and educational training/assistance will be provided.

Pillars of our Graduate Programme

Career, Learning and Development

  1. Multiple rotations across your chosen business area.
  2. Best in class learning and career development platform
  3. Living as Leaders Programme – this programme is delivered in Partnership with LIFT Ireland (Leading Ireland’s Future Together) and aims to promote and encourage the right leadership behaviours across all levels of the bank, aligned to our Purpose and Values.
  4. Support network to facilitate career progression
  5. Graduate Development Programme or other relevant programme


  • Competitive salary, benefits and progression opportunities
  • Tailored induction, development and networking forums
  • Active social and volunteering calendar

You can read more about our commitment to growing our people on our Responsible Business Website

Who is this programme for?

To be considered for the Programme candidates must have graduated with a 2:1 honours Bachelor’s Degree (NFQ Level 8) or be on track to achieve a 2:1 honours Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in 2022/2023.  

Applicants from all disciplines will be considered.

How long does the Graduate Programme run?

The Programme runs for 24 months and consists of periodic rotations, structured towards enabling graduates to gain insight and exposure to different teams and roles related to our business.

Below is an example 3 x 8 month rotation in the Central Data Office

  • 1
    Rotation 1

    Data Analytics

  • 2
    Rotation 2

    Data Architecture

  • 3
    Rotation 3

    Data Governance and Management

Application and Recruitment Process

Ahead of the onboarding of graduates in October 2023, there are four stages in the recruitment process, as follows:

  • Online Application and CV
  • Application Review
  • Assessments and Interviews
  • Offer and Onboarding

Visit Career Portal

Application timelines

  1. Online Application and CV

    Closing Date, 12 May 2023

  2. Application Review (may include telephone interviews)

    June 2023

  3. Assessment and Interviews

    July 2023

  4. Offer and Onboarding

    End of July, 2023 (Offer), October 2023 (Onboarding)

How to apply:

It takes only a few minutes to apply - this is what you need:

  • Fill in the online application form on our Career Portal
  • Upload a copy of your CV

Top tips

  • Tailor your application to PTSB. Why are you interested in the bank, and why is our programme right for you?
  • Read through all the information available to you, including our website.
  • If you can, come and meet us at a University career fair (you can check details with your Careers Office) and talk to our employees.
  • Make sure you check out our Facebook page, Twitter feed and LinkedIn.

Visit Career Portal

How will your application be assessed?

Once you have applied, your application will be reviewed by our HR Recruitment team. Your profile will be reviewed against the targeted competencies (Customer Focus, Team Work, Problem Solving, Accountability and Communication) for this programme. 

All applications will be assessed between June 2023 and July 2023. You can expect to hear from us during this period.

What’s next for shortlisted candidates?

You will be invited for a psychometric test and if successful, invited to an interview, where you will have an opportunity to meet with managers from different areas of the business.


PTSB has a long banking history in Irish communities, with roots that stretch back over 200 years to the Building Society and Trustee Savings Bank movements. Throughout this time our focus has been on delivering exceptional customer service and connecting with our local communities. Our experiences over two centuries shape our culture and influence how we do things today. 

We are one of Ireland’s leading providers of financial products and services. Join the team and you will have the opportunity to grow with us.

We look for talented, enthusiastic and professional people. If you are committed, motivated, commercially minded and customer focused, we want to hear from you.

Investing in you
Given the trust and belief in our successful candidates and their potential to succeed in our Graduate Talent Programme, we are providing a highly competitive salary and benefits package as well as a number of Hybrid Working options. You can read more about commitment to growing our people on our Responsible Business Website.

Developing you
Our Graduate Talent Programme aims to develop skilled professionals. You will develop a unique skillset by working alongside subject matter experts across multiple job rotations. This will allow you to develop highly sought after specialist knowledge and technical skills.

We are delighted to support your on-going learning and development both through traditional professional exams and technical software training. Additionally, our best in class internal career and learning portal means that you’re learning can encompass a wide range of topics to drive your personal development.

Supporting you
We care about our people and support our staff to achieve their career goals. Our Graduate Talent Programme prides itself on offering a personal and rewarding support structure. As a graduate you will have an opportunity to grow and develop with individual support from:

  • Line Manager
  • Designated Buddy
  • Fellow Talented Graduates

The wellbeing of our colleagues throughout all stages of their career and personal lives is of paramount importance to us. As part of PTSB's investment in employee wellbeing, we offer a range of financial, physical and mental health and wellbeing programmes and benefits to assist and support our people. Read more about our wellbeing programmes and benefits here

Your Future
We are focused on growing our own talent. Our Graduate Talent Programme is an excellence programme - it aims to offer our graduates a clear career direction with challenging and rewarding roles. By excelling in our Graduate Talent Programme, you will be well placed to progress to fulfil your career goals.

Our People
The quality of our people and the culture of the organisation are the major determinants of the Bank’s success. Our goal is to nurture a high performing, diverse and committed workforce.

We are collectively focused on building a better place to work for everyone. There is a considerable amount of work going on right across the business, and by joining the Graduate Talent Programme you will have the opportunity to be a part of it.

Community Impact  
With a presence in more than 80 locations nationwide, the Bank engages with the community through building strong community partnerships, providing financial support to local charities through the work of the PTSB Community Fund, and through engaging employees in volunteering initiatives. You can read more about our commitment to community here.

Our values are principles that guide organisational behaviour like a compass. By joining the team you will work in a culture that thrives on its core values. Our size and structure allows greater opportunities for you to grow and develop your professional expertise. By joining our Graduate Talent Programme you have the potential to be a future leader in the company. 

Please note: We do not need assistance from Recruitment Agencies at this time.


We look for talented, enthusiastic and professional people. If you are committed, motivated, commercially minded and customer focused, we want to hear from you.

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