AIB Future Sparks Programme

Igniting the dreams and ambitions of Ireland’s Future Sparks


Welcome to the AIB Future Sparks Programme which is aimed at Senior Cycle Student and consists of the AIB Build A Bank Challenge & the AIB Future Sparks Festival. The Second level programme is designed with students at the core, educating them on how to run a business, inspiring them with future career options and guiding them on what it takes to be part of a workforce. AIB is continuing to back students and show them the power of their potential through two great initiatives – AIB Build A Bank Challenge & AIB Future Sparks Festival.


The AIB Build A Bank Challenge is entering its 17th year and is considered to be one of Ireland’s most engaging and rewarding student programmes! It gives Transition Year and Fifth Year students the chance to shine, not just by building their own bank, but by building a lot of valuable skills for the future including teamwork, leadership, communication and organisational skills. All competing students will invited with their classmates to the AIB Build A Bank National Final in the RDS in March where they will experience an amazing day out, meet other school bank teams, receive proper and professional feedback on their hard work and ultimately be in with the chance of being crowned Build A Bank Champions and win €5,000 for their school.


The AIB Future Sparks Festival will also take place in the RDS in March 2019 and will bring together leaders in business and young entrepreneurs, to inspire students and show them the power of potential. No other event gives students this kind of access to Ireland’s most innovative industries with business at the heart, including tech, creative and lifestyle. Over 7,000 students will be immersed in a day of hands-on workshops, inspirational talks and one-to-one time with the best in business. Ambitions will be explored and new and exciting opportunities for students will be uncovered. This is the inside track on the future. This is where life-changing decisions are sparked #backingstudents


If your school would like more information on the AIB Future Sparks Programme then please contact the Future Sparks team on the following:


Postal Address:

The AIB Future Sparks Festival,

c/o Real Nation,

24 Arran Quay,

Dublin 7



Phone: 01 522 4880

Fax: 01 552 4809