Ben Woolley – Retail Branch Manager – Grafton Street

“I have been with AIB for nearly 4 years. I initially joined as the Store Manager of the Lab in Dundrum due its highly innovative and digital approach to customer experience. I am now the Retail Manager in our flagship branch in Grafton Street ensuring that we deliver a first class experience for all our customers. AIB is constantly evolving and always seeking to improve how we engage with our customers, it’s a dynamic and fast paced environment. Employee engagement is paramount, with a big focus on personal development to really progress through the organisation and take ownership of your own career.”

Ben Woolley – Manager of The Lab in Dundrum

Jennifer Geoghegan – Corporate Banking

“I joined AIB in 2003 and I feel I've gained quality career and life experience during the past 10 years. In July 2012, I became a lender on the domestic Corporate Banking side of the house “we regularly call out to all customers on our portfolio to keep up to date with the customer's changing needs and to re-inforce the Bank's commitment to our customers' needs.”

Jennifer Geoghegan – Corporate Banking

Ciaran Ryan - Head of EBS & Haven Mortgage Products

“My career to date with AIB has been extremely rewarding, having held a number of roles supporting the development of the ROI and UK mortgage business. There is an excellent working environment with the potential to continually develop my career.”

Ciaran Ryan – AIB Mortgages

Noreen Walsh – Branch Manager, Mallow, Cork

“I joined Ark Life Assurance, as a Financial Planning Consultant, on 28th June 1999. After 6 years in the role I was promoted to Pension Manager in 2005. Both of these roles allowed me to specialise in the whole Wealth Management area and develop my interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills. AIB has given me the opportunity to progress my career, gain valuable experience and expertise and develop core strengths and skills which can be applied to a number of roles.”

Noreen Walsh – Business Banking, Cork

Andrew Comerford – IT

“As far back as 1995, when I joined AIB it was seen as a great place to work and a bank that placed the highest emphasis on technology, which was attractive to an IT graduate. As technologies have developed, AIB has been at the cutting edge amongst Irish banks, giving me the opportunity to shape the bank's ATM, phone, internet, mobile & electronic payments offerings.”

Andrew Comerford – IT

Des Moore – Head of First Trust Bank, Northern Ireland

“I joined First Trust Bank in March 2013. I've been in banking for 34 years, in a variety of roles, and the opportunity to take a key leadership role here in First Trust Bank was very attractive for me. Now that the Bank has returned to profitability, my role is to continue to lead First Trust Bank as it plays an increasingly important role in the recovery of the NI economy.”

Des Moore – Head of Customer & Distribution, First Trust Bank, Northern Ireland.

Mairead O'Neill – Relationship Management, West London, Business Centre, AIB GB

“I have worked in Allied Irish Bank (GB), for almost seven years, I took a break from AIB however having found that the grass isn't always greener I returned and am currently working as a Junior Relationship Manager within our Uxbridge branch.

I understand the banks strategy and my role within that which involves daily interaction with my colleagues in branch and other departments. However the most rewarding part of my role is the development of Business Relationships from my own portfolio of business clients.

I believe that there are great career opportunities within Allied Irish Bank (GB), as they look to deliver their Open for Business agenda and re-establish itself as Britain's Best Business Bank.”

Mairead O’Neill – Senior Career Banker, Uxbridge Branch, AIB GB

Donna Reilly – Human Resources

“As a Human Resources Business Partner, my role is to offer strategic HR support to the business areas I work with.  The teams I support are based in several locations across Dublin so agile working is an absolute must for me - our technology allows me to work from anywhere, anytime. This flexibility means I can work face to face more, build stronger relationships and really get to know how our business operates. It also gives me great understanding of what’s happening on the ground for our employees.  I love that working in AIB is more about the work you do not where you do it as it gives me the flexibility I need to manage my time effectively so I can be where I need to be on any given day.”

Donna Reilly – Human Resources