Career in Jersey’s finance industry has become an increasingly attractive option, offering those who work in it a huge amount of opportunity to broaden their horizons, to work with some fantastic people and to make a positive difference to the Island. The thousands of individuals working in the finance industry have an immense pride when it comes to their contribution to Island life, with the industry itself having a positive effect thanks to the jobs and revenue it creates.

We are always looking to the future and with that in mind, Jersey Finance has created a beneficial scheme, Life in Finance, that brings A Level students and Member firms together. 

The Life in Finance scheme, for year 12 students, includes:

  • A ‘Meet & Greet’ event that offers students an opportunity to sit down with Member firms and discuss what a placement with them would entail and more broadly gives students first hand interview experience. 
  • A one to two-week work experience placement with a Member firm for students to gain a vital overview of the industry and acquire valuable knowledge and experience for the duration of the placement.

Take Part in 2019

Students

Life in Finance is a really special initiative designed to help students progress from school to the professional workplace, support you in learning new skills, and develop your existing talents. If you are interested in taking part in the 2019 scheme, please contact Amari Hernandez to be registered.

Members

The scheme also continued to give the many finance firms offering placements to those students some real food for thought about the value our young people can add to the industry, learning from them too in the process.
The firms taking part are clearly embracing the creativity and enthusiasm our young people can offer, and that’s absolutely vital. It means that young people can look to the future with more certainty around their career options, and that employers can focus on the talent that is available locally.

If you are a Member firm who would like to take part in 2019 scheme, please contact Amari Hernandez to be registered.

Members that took part in 2018 are as follows:

  • Affinity Private Wealth
  • Alter Domus (Jersey) Limited
  • Barclays Wealth
  • BDO Limited
  • Brewin Dolphin Limited
  • Computershare Trustees (C.I.) Crestbridge
  • Fairway Group Limited
  • Hawskford
  • Jersey Finance
  • KPMG Channel Islands Limited
  • Langham Hall Fund Management
  • (Jersey) Limited
  • Link Asset Services (Jersey) Limited
  • Lloyds Bank International Limited
  • Mourant
  • Ogier
  • Puritas Limited
  • RSM Channel Islands
  • Stonehage Fleming Group
  • Trident Trust Company Limited
  • VG
  • Zedra Trust Company (Jersey Limited)

Life in Finance 2018

Learning and innovation have always been at the core of the Life in Finance programme, and this year was no different.

The 35 A-Level students from six different schools taking part in the scheme this year once again learnt a great deal about the variety of roles available within the industry and gained a valuable insight into what the industry is all about.

Read more about the success of this year's scheme in the October edition of Gallery magazine.
 

Life in Finance 2017

This year's scheme saw 36 students undergo work experience placements in 25 Member firms and we wish to increase the success for next year's scheme.

The feedback we received from both Members and students this year continues to illustrate the success of our scheme. Read more about this year's scheme in our 2017 JEP spread.

 

Life in Finance 2016

Yet another succesful year for Life in Finance! Through the scheme we successfully placed 41 students within 20 financial organisations, where students undertook placements in a range of different areas of finance.

Yet again, we received fantastic feedback from both the students and firms involved. To see the comments we received for this year’s scheme, as well as a general overview of the scheme itself, please view our Life in Finance 2016 JEP supplement.

Life in Finance 2015

This year's scheme was even more successful than the last; with an increase in applications, placements, and firms taking part. The 47 students lucky enough to secure themselves a placement were hosted within 27 finance industry organisations.

The feedback we recieved from the students this year continues to illustrate the success of our scheme. Take a look at some of their comments yourself from this year's JEP spread.

 

Life in Finance 2014

The Life in Finance scheme 2014 was the most successful year at date, with 42 students hosted within 22 member firms. 

The quality of the students was well recognised by participating member firms, and the feedback that was received from the students was evidence that their placements where a valuable and worthwhile experience, that enabled them to gain transferable skills, and evolve their knowledge about Jersey's leading sector - the finance industry. 

Here is the JEP centre page spread for 2014

 

Life in Finance 2013

Life in Finance 2013 saw 28 students partaking in work experience schemes in 18 member firms. 

Jersey Evening Post student snapshots

The Life in Finance spread that was published in the JEP on Tuesday 6 August 2013.

Students from the 2013 Life in Finance scheme
Students from the 2013 Life in Finance scheme at the Introduction Meeting, Pomme d'Or