Bank of Ireland Global Markets, in association with Share Navigator, would like to give you an opportunity to learn about Foreign Exchange (FX) markets and test your skills by inviting you to join the ‘Bank of Ireland FX Trade Off’ competition.

The Competition


FX Trade Off is open to all students enrolled in college in Ireland with a current student number and college email, and training is provided via an online course to help you get up and running.

To commence the competition you will receive a personal simulated trading account funded with $1,000,000. You will compete against other student participants by trading the global currency markets, and the students with the highest return on investments will win prizes.

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Competition Timelines

Note: Registration is now closed for 2017. We are really sorry to those who didn’t make it into the competition this time around, the demand has been exceptionally high.

Competition Dates: October 16th to November 17th 2017

Benefits & Prizes


  • 1st Place: Internship/Mentoring Programme + €1,000 Cash + iPad
  • 2nd & 3rd Place: Internship Interview + €500 Cash + iPad
  • Best Performing College: €1,000 to college society of choice
  • Weekly Prizes: Trading Floor Visits, One for all vouchers, GAA/Rugby tickets and much more

  CV Standout

Enhance and diversify your CV with simulated trading experience and exposure to the largest and most liquid financial market in the world. All based on live market prices.


Gain experience managing and trading your FX portfolio across 5weeks with over 740 economic data releases and other geopolitical and worlds events to navigate.

Please see T&Cs for prize eligibility