What we do

IFS Skillnet is co-funded by Skillnet Ireland and member companies. It’s aim is to support the IFS  sector in maintaining Ireland’s position as a top international financial services centre, through ongoing investment in the development of the skills and expertise of this workforce.

The network is led by a steering group with includes member companies and the leading financial services industry associations. It comprises of  Financial Services Ireland (FSI), the Federation of International Banks in Ireland (FIBI),  Irish Funds (IF), Insurance Ireland,  and the Irish Association of Investment Managers (IAIM).

The overall aim of IFS Skillnet is to:

  • enable companies across the sector to pool skills needs and collaborate to create new learning and development opportunities for a range of employee groups in the sector
  • provide a forum for companies within the international financial services sector to work with providers to develop industry relevant education and training programmes
  • provide a strategic lead and focus for the development of skills in the sector, ensuring the Irish operations remain globally best-in-class, are competitive internationally and continue to create employment
  • provide a strategic rapid response platform for industry leaders and education on training providers to create new solutions to skills required in the market
  • support the transfer of knowledge and competence, both within and across companies in the sector and to raise the overall pool of competence with in the sector in Ireland

Promoting Agency

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Steering Group

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Member Companies

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About Skillnet Ireland

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Management Development

Enhancing management capacity, particularly in SMEs, is key priority for all Skillnet Ireland networks. In addition to the programmes our network delivers, Skillnet Ireland has a suite of Management Development Programmes available to help business owners and managers improve business performance and enable businesses achieve better results. Click here for more information on the Skillnet Ireland website.

Employment Activation Programmes

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Found course very useful and very well presented.

Keith Hobson

BDO Simpson Xavier Fund Administration Services, Dublin

Found this course very beneficial.

Catherine Daly

BNY Mellon Alternative Investment Services, Dublin

Good presenter. Good use of questions and answers. Notes short and concise. Good course. Thanks!!


Fund Administrator, Dublin