Davy Graduate Experiences

Thinking of applying for the Davy Graduate Programme? Read about the experiences of some of the graduates from previous years.


Sara MacGrath, Private ClientsImage of Sara MacGrath

“The opportunities that the Davy Graduate Programme provides allow for deeper personal development and progression whilst on a steep learning curve.”

The flexibility of the Davy Graduate Programme provides opportunities for personal development with exposure to all areas of the business from an early stage. In my current role, I have gained a deeper understanding of clients’ financial needs and exposure to fund managers who are global leaders in their fields across a range of asset classes, giving me a broad insight into all areas of the investment industry while simultaneously developing an analytical skill set.

At Davy, there is a significant focus on training and development. Every month we have the opportunity to participate in an Investment Forum which allows for the discussion of financial markets with a wider audience of both in-house and external investment experts.

Keith Geoghegan, Information SystemsImage of Keith Geoghegan

“Learning is not restricted to exams as the flat structure of the firm facilitates learning from senior employees with many years’ experience.”

The Davy Graduate Programme enabled me to gain valuable experience within the IT sector in Davy.

I’ve been involved in small and large scale projects and gained exposure to many different systems and people. These projects have given me a great insight as to how the IT operations area interacts and continually supports the business.

My role involves constant interaction with the business. Working alongside other senior IT professionals has allowed me to gain invaluable techniques and methods to fulfil the Business Analyst role successfully. Upon joining, the training and support resources were extremely helpful ensuring the best possible platform to commence my career.

Fiona Haughey, Private ClientsImage of Fiona Haughey

“Davy places a good emphasis on work life balance, offering numerous classes, from circuit training and yoga to French classes, I’ve met a broad range of people from across the company.”

The Davy Graduate Programme has been an excellent way to gain an in-depth understanding of the financial services industry. I have progressed from a graduate to managing a team in the Financial Planning area. My current role entails working closely with portfolio managers and technical specialists to help our clients identify and prioritise financial goals and provide bespoke financial planning solutions.

I have been fortunate to have great managers who care about my success and invest in my development. The programme allowed me to find a role that is best-suited to my skillset. I am enhancing my skills by undertaking a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning, a gateway to becoming a Certified Financial Planner (CFP).

Tadhg McTiernan, Corporate FinanceImage of Tadhg McTiernan

“I knew that I wanted to work in the corporate finance space and Davy is widely recognised as being the market leader in Ireland.”

Working in Davy Corporate Finance offers unparalleled exposure to leading Irish corporates through a variety of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and equity capital market transactions. My everyday challenge is to think strategically about clients’ businesses and propose transactions that are tailored to their strategies.

My role involves significant responsibility at an early stage, including working on marketing roadshow presentations, developing financial models, meeting with clients and drafting prospectuses to help clients raise capital in the public markets. It’s exciting to see how my work is having an impact on the financial markets and the local economy.

Davy Corporate Finance has been supportive in helping me participate in financial transactions and pursue the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification.