Our 2023 Life in Finance scheme has drawn to a close with the end of the summer holidays. It was amazing to see over 20 students get placed with local Jersey firms to get a taste for what the finance industry could offer them.

We believe that this scheme is extremely beneficial for our local students, as it not only offers you the opportunity to get first-hand experience it also allows you to discount ones that may not be a best fit. Not only that, but it also looks great on your CV when you first start looking for a job.

We have received amazing feedback from students and firms alike, and we were also grateful to be able to record a podcast with one of the students and their mentor.  Hear from Hannah Graviou from Langham Hall and her Life in Finance student, Anya Nightingale-Bataille, as they discuss their experience of the scheme.

We also filmed our meet and greet event this year, if you are a student or finance firm looking to take part next year take a look at what’s in store and also hear from attendees from this year’s event about how they found it.


EY: “It has been a real pleasure having Dylan join us at EY as part of Jersey Finance’s ‘Life in Finance’ scheme. Dylan has shown great enthusiasm and an active interest in learning more about working in audit. He has shown great confidence when interacting with members of the team and is proactive with tasks set for him. The ‘Life in Finance’ scheme is an invaluable opportunity that gives young people a taste of the working world and an idea of what exciting possibilities their future after finishing education could hold.”

Dylan: “My time at EY has been thoroughly enjoyable. I have had the pleasure of interacting with EY’s friendly and supportive working community and I have gained valuable insight into working in Audit. This experience has opened my eyes to the many great opportunities available on the island within the financial sector.”

Grant Thornton: “Archie is a young professional who has shown a keen sense of detail in his work, which is in an integral part of our line of work in audit and assurance. His willingness to help and his attitude towards learning, and understanding tasks I assigned, made it easier for us to establish a good working relationship.”

Archie: “Life in finance has been a useful scheme for me to get a well-rounded experience of the financial workplace. The Grant Thornton staff made sure I was always busy with various tasks, for example tracing client records to supporting documents, and reading and casting financial statements. I can say that I have picked up some great work experience and enjoyed my placement at Grant Thornton.”

KPMG in the Crown Dependencies: “It has been a pleasure to welcome Joel to KPMG as part of Jersey Finance’s ‘Life in Finance’ scheme this year. During his time with us, Joel has had the opportunity to sit with our Audit and Tax teams and gain an insight into the working life as an accounting professional. He has shown a real willingness to get involved with the tasks set for him and has not been afraid to ask plenty of questions throughout the week. We hope to welcome Joel back to KPMG in the future.” 

Joel: “My experience through this Jersey life in finance scheme was excellent, KPMG is a great place to learn new things but also meet new people. Gaining this experience will help me develop my skills but also help me decide what I want for the future.”

Langham Hall: “We thoroughly enjoyed having Billy with us and are pleased that he felt he gained valuable insight; not only of the industry itself, but more importantly, our culture here at Langham. Young people today are searching for a workplace that is not only supportive and progressive, but that also cares about the individual. We value our employees and are pleased to have been able to support Life in Finance in this way.”

Billy:“This week has given me a detailed insight into what it would be like to work in the finance industry. I gained valuable insight and a detailed idea of what Langham Hall does on a daily basis, their clients and the Langham Hall way of working.”

Listen and watch our Life in Finance content

Your Future in Finance: Podcast Mini-Series
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Life in Finance Meet and Greet Video 2023
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