The benefits of your
company joining International Financial Services Skillnet

Why Join

As a member of the Skillnet, your company will

  • receive free membership
  • receive network member rates for all IFS Skillnet training and networking events
  • receive the networks’ free newsletter of upcoming training and networking events
  • receive the opportunity to tell us what training you would like to see carried out for your company
  • reduce costs by availing of market discounts through grant aided training
  • achieve economies of scale, scope and spend
  • enhance it’s competitiveness in both domestic and international markets
  • avail of subsidised highly specialised training
  • reduce uncertainty and improve staff morale through development and upskilling
  • learn from others and absorb best practice
  • raise the profile of the company
  • jointly recognise and improve industry standards
  • stimulate new business opportunities

Who can join?


‘Membership of IFS Skillnet is open to private sector companies (incl. sole traders) operating within the international financial service industry and companies providing professional services to those firms e.g. IT, Legal, Accounting and Business Consulting. Unfortunately private individuals, charities and non-commercial (i.e. wholly government funded) public sector organisations are not eligible’


Employees of international financial services companies can register with the network to be kept informed of network funded training courses and upcoming briefings and events by emailing

However to avail of the network members rate your company must be a member of the network and pay for you to attend the course.

How can I join?

If you have any queries about the International Financial Services Skillnet, please contact  or 01 605 1546.

We welcome feedback and suggestions from members, so please feel free to contact us at the above email/telephone, if there are any issues that you wish to discuss, or if you would like to make suggestions for possible training events etc.


Our plans for skill development at Zurich are always at the forefront and like every company you want to utilise your budget as effectively as possible. Having IFS Skillnet there to provide cost effective solutions to our training needs just makes that process much easier. No matter what IFS Skillnet course our colleagues attend the experience and impact is always very positive.

Julie Toner

Thanks to the support of IFS Skillnet, Allianz Partners has delivered two tailored leadership programmes in 2019. These programmes, which are accredited by University College Cork have provided us with key development opportunities which support our global business growth strategy. Allianz Partners is looking forward to building on this work with IFS Skillnet in 2020

Gwendoline Calmels

IFS Skillnet are extremely proactive in relation to assessing and trying to meet the needs of the industry. HSBC view the Skillnet as a valuable partner in relation to staff training and development. They are our first port of call when a new learning need arises and they are always well placed to suggest and offer solutions and training options. In our experience, IFS Skillnet work with the highest calibre of training providers who are best placed to meet the needs of the industry.

Employee, HSBC

Interesting webinars arranged and prompt responses to every email. There are much larger organisations out there that could pick up a few tips from the IFS Skillnet Team.

Richard Beasley

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