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Are you looking to get back into employment? Are you thinking of changing your career? Not sure where to start? Then we have the event for you!

We know that career paths are not always straight-forward, life can throw curveballs at us, and we can be pulled in different directions. But if you’re ready for a change and would be interested in hearing about roles in Jersey’s finance industry, we’d love you to join us on Tuesday 31 October from 10.00 am at St. Paul’s Centre for a coffee, cake, and chat to find out more.

Not knowing where to start is often the first hurdle to overcome. Join us and speak to real people working in the finance industry who have been in your shoes, from parents who have taken time out of employment to look after their children, to someone working flexibly to provide elderly care, and people who have switched careers into finance.

The finance industry gives you flexible job options that can work with your lifestyle. We’re confident that there are opportunities for everyone. Don’t worry if you think you don’t have the right skills – we’re good at spotting potential.

Let us help you bust the myths of working in finance, speak to relatable people and find your next step.

The event will start at 10:00 am, with a short welcome speech from Karolina Pilcher, a senior manager at Jersey Finance, who herself is a busy working parent.

We will then be joined by Will Carnegie who will host a panel session with Members currently working in the finance industry to hear about their personal journeys. After this, there will be time for questions. We will also provide breakout areas for 1-2-1 conversations.

If you’re not able to join us for the start of the event, don’t worry and please feel free to drop in at anytime in the morning. However, the presentation part of the event will run from 10.00 am until 10.45 am.

For more information, please contact a member of our events team.

We hope to see you there!

FAQs

What format will Reconnect take?

We want this event to be really informal and be all about you. We want to answer any questions you might have about either re-joining the world of finance or starting a career in the industry. There will be a welcome speech, we will then hear from local finance firm representatives, and then there will be time for questions and conversations.

Is there a cost to attend Reconnect?

No, Reconnect is free of charge.

Do I have to be a Jersey Finance Member to attend?

No, this is a public event for anyone interested in working in the finance industry.

Do we have to stay for the entire session?

No, the event will be held from 10.00 am – 12.00 pm, and the idea is that people will be able to drop in at anytime in the morning. However, the presentation part of the event will run from 10.00 am until 10.45 am.

Is there parking?
There is no reserved parking. The closest public car parks are in Sand Street and Minden Place.

Is there a dress code?

There is no strict dress code for the event.

Will there be opportunities to talk to potential employers?

The event isn’t an employment fair or interview, so there won’t be any active employers looking to recruit. However, in our follow up email, we will be providing you with information and resources to help you with your next steps, and we will share any opportunities with you.

Speakers
John Buckley

John Buckley Investment Advisor, Barclays

John has worked in the finance industry for over 18 years, prior to which he worked in the hospitality industry for five years. He joined Barclays in 2017, where he is responsible for the delivery of holistic investment advice to both individual and Barclays Corporate clients. Family is very important to John, and he spends as much of his spare time as he can with his two sons.

Sarah Farrow

Sarah Farrow Counsel, Carey Olsen

Sarah works as a Counsel in the Trusts and Private Wealth team at Carey Olsen. She began her career in London, moving back to Jersey in 2011. Sarah has three children aged between 6 and 10 and has taken three periods of maternity leave between 2013 and 2017. She even got sworn in as a Jersey Advocate a week or two before she gave birth to her second child!

Silvia Ferreira

Silvia Ferreira Regulatory Maintenance Officer, JFSC

Before joining the finance industry in 2022, Silvia worked in childcare for 10 years. Silvia joined the finance industry with no prior experience or qualifications but found that this didn’t set her back in finding a role and was fully supported through the transition. She now works as a Regulatory Maintenance Officer at the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) and has seen an improvement in her work-life balance, allowing her to enjoy time with her family.

Thomas Vautier

Thomas Vautier Senior Corporate Administrator, Aztec

Tom previously managed his own sports injury rehabilitation practise until 2019, when he made the change to work in the finance industry. Tom has been offered a supportive and flexible working environment, with a focus on gaining professional qualifications and a fantastic level of in-house training from the start of his career in finance. This change in career has given Tom opportunities to learn new skills and develop further as a professional.

Contact Details

Karolina Pilcher

Email: karolina.pilcher@jerseyfinance.je