Returning Talent Dublin

Applications Now Closed

Applications are open for Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s inaugural Returning Talent programme in Dublin, Ireland. The programme helps to bridge the gap for people re-entering the workforce, such as stay-at-home parents, carers or those who took a career break to support a partner in the armed forces. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is looking to attract individuals from a range of backgrounds including finance, technology and banking operations to fill positions in the Dublin-based Technology and Operations team.
 Roles include developers, programmers, business and operations analysts and project and operations managers. People who have been out of work for a year or more are invited to apply via the company’s careers site by 21 April 2017.

About Returning Talent

Returning Talent in Dublin consists of a two-day conference which will take place on 24 and 25 May 2017. As one of the programme’s 25 selected participants, you will gain practical guidance on focusing and managing your career search, insights into balancing work and home life, and access to executive coaching. You will also attend speaker sessions involving past returners, and workshops designed to focus on the challenges of re-entering the workplace. At the end of the programme, you will feel better equipped and confident to re-enter the world of work.

Six years ago, Bank of America Merrill Lynch pioneered one of the first Returner programmes in the UK. Seven programmes later and to date almost 300 women and men have participated, with many going on to secure roles there or at other firms. Their progress in this area, as well as their ongoing commitment to develop female talent, enabled them to win the 2015 Top Employer Award for Career Progression.

Commenting on the inaugural Dublin Returning Talent programme, Peter Keegan, country executive for Ireland at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, said: “We are delighted to announce the launch of our Returning Talent programme in Dublin. Holding it here in Ireland is not only testament to the programme’s success in London and Chester, it also demonstrates the value and importance we place on identifying strong and diverse talent across our local business. Through initiatives such as this, we are able to give people at all stages of their lives and careers, the support, confidence and skills to prosper, and the inspiration to succeed in the financial services marketplace. We look forward to welcoming the Dublin participants.”

Nicola Salvatore, a 2015 Returning Talent participant who has since joined the company’s Banking and Markets Operations team, said: “For me, one of the biggest benefits of the programme was meeting other people in the same position. Having been out of the workplace for five years, I was beginning to feel quite isolated. My conversations with senior managers at the bank and other people working there, including returners, were a real eye-opener, and it was great to have an opportunity to ask questions about their own experiences.”

Returning Talent Dates & Application Details

The conference runs from 9 am to 5 pm on the 24 and 25 May 2017. All sessions will be hosted at Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s City offices in Dublin. The closing date for applications is 21 April 2017.

Click here for more details and to apply. Please state that you found out about the programme from Women Returners.

With any queries please email

About Bank of America Merrill Lynch Ireland

Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses, large corporations and governments with a full range of financial and risk management products and services. Bank of America Merrill Lynch has been operating in Ireland since 1968 providing Global Corporate & Investment Banking, Aircraft Leasing, Global Transaction Services and Global Custody & Agency Services to clients. The company’s Global Technology and Operations division has a large Support Centre located in Dublin and through its Environment, Social and Governance programme, the company is a long-standing supporter of the arts and education in the country.