Business/Corporate Lending Advisor AIB (NI)

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    AIB (NI)

  • Apprenticeship Type

    Accounting > Level 6

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  • Location

    92 Ann Street, Belfast, BT1 3HH

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Job Description

  • Be part of a team responsible for ongoing credit management activities for AIB NI business customers

  • Undertake the primary activities of the role, including annual reviews, analysing financial accounts, actioning daily referrals and other transactional monitoring tasks

  • Prepare credit lending applications for new lending

  • Identify new to bank business opportunities across the bank’s product suite

  • Collaborate across our internal teams to deliver for our customers, through working together to seek out new ideas and different perspectives to act as a role model for the team through living the AIB values.

Person Specification

Do you see yourself working as part of a team in a fast paced environment who is able to adapt to the changing needs of our customers and the financial environment within the Northern Ireland market?

We are looking for someone who will help our customers achieve their dreams and ambitions in a manner consistent with Our Purpose.

Have you the ability to work either individually or as part of a team in order to deliver on our business objectives, embrace hybrid working and display excellent communication skills through various methods such as Word/Excel/Powerpoint?

Why not join our small team where you will be given the chance to shine and further develop your career within AIB!

Applicable courses

Whilst you are applying to an employer through Workplus you must apply directly to the training providers to secure your place on the apprenticeship course.

Accounting with ManagementUlster University


⚠️ Please apply to the course using the link below and indicate that you are applying for the HLA and not the part-time course.

This course provides you with flexibility both, in your choice of modules to match your interests and career aspirations, and in the length of time over which the course can be completed. Accreditation from previous relevant programmes of study may allow you to progress more rapidly to the final level of the course. The Course Committee encourages interest from mature students who have shown an aptitude for the advanced study of accounting and management.

The course is academically rigorous and includes a variety of different disciplines which place accounting in a wider business and management context. You will develop analytical and problem solving skills, through the study of the theory and practice of accounting and management. Resultingly, you will become more confident with the challenges of a changing accounting and management environment. Opportunities to acquire these skills are provided through independent research, group learning situations, practical application, in class-based activities, computer lab work, and skills workshops.

On successful completion of the course, you will have the opportunity to continue your studies at postgraduate/masters level or to pursue further professional accounting qualifications.


Year one

Introductory Accounting

Year: 1

Introductory accounting provides the student with an understanding of the concepts underpinning financial reporting for sole traders and partnerships.

Principles of Financial Accounting

Year: 1

Principles of Financial Accounting provides the student with an introduction to the concepts underpinning corporate financial reporting for single companies and simple groups of companies. This provides students with the foundations required for further study in Financial Accounting module.

Principles of Management Accounting

Year: 1

This module provides students with an introduction to the principles of management accounting. It examines the role of the management accountant within an organisation and how management accounting information contributes to making judgements and decisions. The module focuses primarily on the theory and practice of cost accounting and introduces students to various cost accounting concepts, techniques and processes. It provides a firm foundation for further study in the area of management accounting.

Academic, Professional and Managerial Awareness

Year: 1

This module provides students with an opportunity to consider, reflect on, and develop key skills that will provide a strong basis for successful study in higher education and in their future professional life. It provides opportunities to consider personal strengths and learning styles, and develop strategies to maximise their learning potential.

Information Skills for Business

Year: 1

This module provides the student with a solid understanding of information management principles, applications and value in modern organisations. Particular attention is awarded to technological tools and business process improvement techniques. The opportunity to construct a simple data analytics dashboard system is provided. On completion of the module students will be equipped with the skills necessary to join the workforce having an appreciation of the own personal information management skills and an understanding of the roles/skills required in a sustainable learning organisation.

Business and the Economy

Year: 1

This module will provide an introduction to the fundamental concepts and applications of economics as they affect individuals, firms and governments, as well as the policy decisions taken in industry, commerce, and local government. An emphasis will be placed on the application of economics to the world around us.

Year two

Management Accounting

Year: 2

Having completed this module the student will be able to: understand the role of the management accountant and how this contributes to the achievement of organisational objectives; understand the role of modern management accounting practices which enable organisations to develop and assess performance; and apply appropriate management decision tools to a specified range of scenarios.

Skills for Work

Year: 2

Understanding the diverse career options within Accounting and Finance is essential if students are to understand and develop the skills and attributes that employers across different markets are seeking. This module aims to engage students in their own employability development as well as aid their understanding of what recruiting employers look for and in particular why they look for specific attributes.

Risk Management

Year: 2

This module introduces the student to the conceptual and theoretical fundamentals of business risk management combined with the processes surrounding risk management in both the private and public sector organisations. It identifies the skills that a professional services accountant must have and how best to utilise those skills in today's challenging business environment.

Law for Accountants

Year: 2

This module introduces students to basic legal structures, principles and concepts relevant to business and the business environment in the United Kingdom (with a particular emphasis on Northern Ireland). It also enables them to acquire certain skills, such as those of instant recall, analysis, argumentation and articulation, which will prove useful in their work as business professionals.

Year three

Personal and Business Finance

Year: 3

This module introduces students to finance decision making for individuals and small to medium sized national companies. Within the personal finance part of the course students will study the financial lifecycle, the financial plan and the main personal finance decisions (debt, savings, investments, insurance, mortgages and pensions). Within the business finance element of the module students will study the role of business finance, ethics in financial decision making, the influence of the environment on financial decision-making, the time value of money, capital investment appraisal, working capital management and sources of short and medium-term finance, and cost of capital.

Financial Accounting

Year: 3

Financial accounting provides the student with an understanding of the concepts underpinning corporate financial reporting for single companies and groups of companies. The role of financial accounting regulation, particularly International Financial Reporting Standards is examined and students are provided with the skills to apply these to practical examples.

Governance, Risk and Ethics

Year: 3

The module informs and equips students to effectively respond to the governance challenges organisations face today. The module aims to investigate the key components for securing the highest standards of effective corporate governance.

Audit and Assurance

Year: 3

This module is optional

This module introduces the student to the conceptual and theoretical fundamentals of auditing combined with the practical application of auditing principles and the issues encountered in a financial reporting and audit environment. It identifies the skills that a professional auditor must have and how best to utilise those skills in today's challenging business environment.

Organisation Design

Year: 3

This module is optional

This module is concerned with exploring why differences in structure and design exist across organisations. It considers ways of describing, analysing, classifying and differentiating organisations and the factors that cause this differentiation.

Managing and Developing People

Year: 3

This module is optional

This module explores the changing nature of HRM and people management and development in organisation. The impact of changes within the economy, in demographics, in legislation and advances in technology will be considered. Taking a broadly employee life-cycle approach the module covers the core functional areas of HRM to include recruitment and selection; equality, diversity and inclusion; learning and development in organisations; performance management; pay and reward; the employment relationship and employee engagement; and employee health and well-being: the topics are presented via a HRM lens but the importance of their understanding for aspiring line managers is emphasised.

Year four

Advanced Management Accounting

Year: 4

An important role of management accounting is to present accounting information to facilitate decision making, planning, control and performance measurement. The module will develop further the students' appreciation of management accounting. This will involve the in-depth study and critical appraisal of advanced practices and theories of the discipline.

Corporate Financial Reporting

Year: 4

Corporate Financial Reporting provides the student with an understanding of both accounting theory and the practical application of international financial reporting standards.

Public Sector Accounting

Year: 4

This module is optional

Public sector accounting analyses organisational structures and management control in central government, local authorities and National Health Service. This module will introduce students to the financial accounting and management accounting techniques and methods within public sector. The module also provides an insight into the nature of recent managerial and accounting reforms within public sector organisations.


Year: 4

This module is optional

A knowledge of taxation is essential to students intending to pursue a career in accounting and is an essential part of most financial and economic decision making. This module provides a fundamental undertaking of the main aspects of the UK tax system covering personal, business taxation, corporation tax, inheritance tax and capital gains tax as well as an understanding of the administration of the self-assessment system.

Year five

Advanced Financial Management

Year: 5

This module is optional

This module examines some of the fundamental concepts underpinning managerial finance, including agency theory, EMH, theories on capital structure and dividend policy. The module focuses on financial management decision-making in large companies that interact with the capital markets and have an international presence.

Strategic Business Planning

Year: 5

This module is optional

The module introduces the concept of strategic business planning. With the dynamic business environment and the requirement for enterprise development to be linked to strategic management architecture, there is a need to enhance the level of understanding and competency in business planning.

Forensic Accounting

Year: 5

This module is optional

This module allows students to combine their understanding of accounting, finance and governance structures, with the evidence gathering, investigative techniques, and report writing skills necessary to be a forensic accountant.

Quality Management

Year: 5

This module is optional

Total Quality Management is a holistic approach to managing organisations, which focuses on continual improvement in all areas, achieved by the active involvement and participation of all employees. At its core are the processes involving customer/supplier chains, supported by the 'hard' elements of Teams, Systems, and Tools, interwoven with the 'soft' elements of Culture, Commitment, and Communication, all combined into an effective whole.

Supply Chain Management

Year: 5

This module is optional

This module should assist students in the analysis of contemporary developments affecting the role of supply chain management and should enable them to develop and manage supply chain strategies to meet corporate objectives. Topics to be covered include the evolution of purchasing and supply management; supply chain strategies and achieving strategic fit; supply chain drivers; e-commerce and the supply chain; outsourcing; supply chain relationships and supply chain dynamics.


BSc (Hons)

Validated By

Ulster University


18+ Fully Funded

Entry Criteria

A level


Applied General Qualifications

Overall BTEC Level 3 QCF Extended Diploma with profile DDM in a relevant subject.


BTEC Level 3 RQF National Extended Diploma with profile DMM in a relevant subject.

You may also meet the course entry requirements with combinations of different qualifications to the same standard (provided subject requirements are met). Examples of combinations include:

A levels with BTEC Level 3 QCF Subsidiary Diploma or BTEC RQF National Extended Certificate

A level with BTEC Level 3 QCF Diploma or BTEC Level 3 RQF National Diploma.

For further information on the entry requirements for this course please contact the administrator as listed in Contact details.

Irish Leaving Certificate

104 UCAS tariff points to include a minimum of four subjects at Higher level and one subject at Ordinary level. The overall profile must include English and Mathematics minimum H6 at Higher Level or Grade O4 at Ordinary Level.

Irish Leaving Certificate UCAS Equivalency

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Access to Higher Education (HE)

Overall Access overall Access profile of 60% to include NICATs Maths.


GCSE Profile to include Mathematics with a minimum grade C/4.

GCSE Profile to include English Language with a minimum grade C/4

English Language Requirements

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Additional Entry Requirements

Applicants without formal academic qualifications may be admitted if they can demonstrate their ability to complete the programme through accreditation of prior experiential learning.

Exemptions and transferability

Students enter this course in year A (level four). However applicants who provide evidence of previous relevant successful study may be considered for entry to year B (level five) of the course.

Transfer will normally be admitted with exemptions. There is a facility for transfer to other undergraduate degree courses depending upon the nature of the subject matter of the other degrees and academic achievement.



Start Date

Wednesday 11 September 2024

End Date

Saturday 30 June 2029

Progression Pathway

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