AIB works with DIT for IT induction training

Dublin, 08th September 2006: AIB Group has selected Dublin Institute of Technology to provide accredited training for its newly recruited graduate IT staff.

Members of staff who successfully complete the six-week full-time induction programme and subsequent exams will be awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Information Systems by DIT. Those successfully completing the programme may independently continue with DIT's forthcoming MBS programme.

Staff who do not hold an existing degree can opt to pursue a part time BBS Degree specialising in MIS, with DIT, and use the induction credits to gain exemptions on this programme. AIB and DIT are also investigating allowing successful staff to take a customised AIB M.Sc. as a follow on from the induction.

Steve Meadows, Director, Operations & Technology, AIB Group, said: 'We talked to a number of potential partners but Dublin Institute of Technology are the most closely aligned to AIB's strategic vision with regard to the induction programme. We hope this link will encourage staff to be part of AIB's continuous education culture.'

According to Professor Brian Norton, DIT President: 'This is an excellent initiative that continues DIT's long and successful tradition of providing world-class in-house programmes for leading Irish companies. In particular, it represents a model of collaboration between an academic institution and the private finance world and enhances the long term strategic relationship between DIT and AIB.'

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