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International Financial Services Skillnet

Network Sector

Financial Services

Network Region

National

Network Manager

Donna Noonan

Network Promoter

Financial Services Ireland

Network Contact

Donna Noonan

Phone

01 6051678

Website

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Network Overview

International Financial Services (IFS) Skillnet supports businesses of all sizes in the international financial services sector. The network’s mission is to strengthen Ireland’s position as a leading international financial services (IFS) centre by enhancing the IFS skills base nationwide. The network supports all related industries including international banking, cross-border insurance, fintech and many more.

Collaborating with industry, the network designs, develops and delivers responsive, bespoke and flexible, subsidised training courses to meet the ongoing needs of businesses. IFS Skillnet is promoted by Financial Services Ireland, an Ibec business association. The Network is open to private enterprises in the IFS sector.

Supports to businesses

  • Assist businesses to identify and address current and future skills needs 
  • Information regarding successful approaches to learning and talent development 
  • Guidance on achieving value for money when investing in learning and development 
  • Strategic programmes that enhance business innovation and sectoral competitiveness 
  • Flexible training and education programmes customised to the needs of the sector 
  • Innovative programme design and development 
  • Leadership programmes for business owners and executives 
  • Certified and non-certified technical training 
  • Training relating to communication, problem-solving and other core skills 
  • Advice on gauging the effectiveness of training 
  • Access to a network of businesses within the sector 
  • Conferences, seminars, and other informal learning and networking events 

“Our employees have undertaken a range of courses supported by International Financial Services Skillnet since 2009. These courses have provided opportunities for employees who are keen to enhance and develop their skills within our business. We found the content of all the courses to be relevant for our industry and employee feedback has been very positive. The opportunity for continued education provides our business with the capability to develop and retain key talent which is key to the success of our business.”

Grainne McDermott - CACEIS Bank

“Since 2010, 65 senior employees at our company have completed the Higher Diploma in Leadership with support from International Financial Services Skillnet. Our employees have significantly enhanced their leadership skills as a result. This unique programme has allowed us to have the right people in place to support our growing business and to meet future challenges. It has enabled us to identify and develop potential professionals eager to make a greater impact as managers.”

Ruth Bishop - Allianz Partners

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