Davy Graduate Experiences
Thinking of applying for the Davy Graduate Programme? Read about the experiences of some of the graduates from previous years.
Yvonne Clinton, Private Clients
“Since starting on the team, I have been given a great deal of responsibility in my role.”
My first year on the Davy Graduate Programme has been a fantastic learning experience. I am currently placed within the Portfolio Construction team, which centrally manages discretionary accounts within Private Clients. Since starting on the team, I have been given a great deal of responsibility in my role. My work focuses on ensuring client experience is in line with model performance through monitoring and adjusting asset allocation. I also perform reviews and analysis of performance of clients’ portfolio and engage in risk management.
Davy is very supportive of further education. While on my current rotation I successfully passed my CFA Level 1 exams.
Ellen Matthews, Information Systems
“My time spent across the two different teams has given me the opportunity to grow my skill sets quickly and efficiently and the programme as a whole gave me exposure to many parts of the business.”
In my two years on the Davy Graduate Programme I have worked in two different roles in the Application Development Group. I’ve spent my first year as a software developer on the Online Channels team and in my second year I have worked as a systems test analyst.
My time spent across the two different teams has given me the opportunity to grow my skill sets quickly and efficiently and the programme as a whole gave me exposure to many parts of the business.
Kristian Healy, Private Clients
“The rotations offered to us as graduates are an excellent opportunity to experience a number of different roles and find out which one you best fit in to.”
I am currently in my second rotation in the Davy Private Clients/Professionals and Executives team. My role involves working alongside advisers and helping them to service existing clients and acquire new clients. Primary duties include preparing for and attending client meetings and the management of clients’ portfolios.
In my previous rotation, I worked in the Global Investment Strategy team, which gave me a great understanding of what factors move financial markets.
Áine NicSuibhne, Information Systems
“I like the dynamicity and fast pace of the work environment as you are guaranteed to gain more experience and knowledge each day. ”
I work as a business analyst in the Information Systems department. In my role I regularly meet with business users, senior employees and heads of departments to define solutions, workflows and process improvements ensuring business goals and objectives are met. I then liaise with members of the IT function and external vendors to manage the delivery of these requirements.
I like the dynamicity and fast pace of the work environment as you are guaranteed to gain more experience and knowledge each day. Since joining Davy, I have worked on several projects that have delivered functional improvements and improvements in business efficiency and productivity.
Jack O'Halloran, Research
“The coaching and mentoring I received from each of my managers was excellent, and they are genuinely interested in your development and progression.”
My rotations within Davy have given me the brilliant opportunity to see four different parts of the business. I began on the Global Investment Selection team, looking at alternative investments, specifically at private equity fund manager selection. I then joined a fund within Davy Asset Management for my next rotation which focuses on small-cap global equities. Following that I spent time in Private Clients before my final rotation in Research, where I joined a sector team focusing on financials. This broad exposure to various areas of finance has given me a great base from which to start my career in the industry.
The coaching and mentoring I received from each of my managers was excellent, and they are genuinely interested in your development and progression.