As the schools closed for the summer holidays, we did not stop our ongoing careers and skills focussed work. We have a lot of upcoming projects and events we cannot wait to commence.

We are in the process of creating a brand-new careers and skills video which features local firms on the Island. This video will be shown to students when we present and interact with them, with the idea it will show the industry in a new light.

The summer also saw our Life in Finance scheme come to an end, with over 20 students taking part in work placements over the summer holidays. This scheme brings together students with local firms and continues to be a success year after year. You can see what this year’s participants said about the scheme here.

We have also been busy planning an enrichment day with Les Quennevais School for their Year 9 students, which is taking place on Tuesday 10 October. We have seven local firms attending the day, where they will have an interactive session with the students to help them engage with the industry in a fun and exciting way.

We have four sessions throughout the day, Compliance, Investments, Personal Banking and Soft Skills. Thank you to Alex Forbes, Alex Picot Trust Company Ltd, Barclays, Integritas Wealth Partners, Mourant Ozannes (Jersey) LLP, Ogier and RBC for joining us for this exciting initiative.

Les Quennevais Finance Day
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Over the summer we hosted our 2023 Rising Stars Awards and celebrated the success of our young talent. Off the back of the awards, we have recorded three podcasts with three of our winners and we are delighted to share our winners and shortlist nominees in the Gallery magazine, to read the double page spread please turn to page 100. Listen to the podcasts on our knowledge hub.

Rising Stars Winners: Podcast Mini-Series
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We were also proud to be silver sponsors of LEAP 2023, which enabled two local students to participate in this year’s event. The LEAP programme develops business, entrepreneurial and leadership skills through launching social enterprise projects to target key global issues. International teams of students formulate their own ideas into a business pitch.

This year, over half of the participating students are international and represent 12 different countries: Australia, Japan, China, Taiwan, India, Rwanda, Tanzania, Austria, UK, Canada, USA and Guernsey.

Amy Bryant and Karolina Pilcher delivered a presentation on Financial Reporting to the students and Amy was also part of a panel session that discussed the different routes the panelists took that led to their current roles.

We also attended a networking event where we got to speak to the students about their projects and to see all the amazing and innovative ideas they came up with.

We are looking forward to more school visits now the academic year has begun and seeing our careers and skills work come to life after the completion of our ongoing work.

If you have any questions about any of the initiatives, we are involved with please email