Barclays, HSBC, Marbral Advisory, Moore Stephens, RBS International and Sanne Group are among the big employers attending the Jersey International Business School’s Degree Open Evening on Tuesday 28 April 2015.

The event takes place at Jersey International Business School’s University Centre at the Weighbridge at 17:30. Students and their parents are invited to learn more about the two-year BSc (Hons) International Financial Services degree that is studied on Island and awarded by the University of Buckingham.

Around a dozen employers – including some of the world’s leading financial services organisations – who are degree partners on the Undergraduate Employment Programme (UGEP) will have a dedicated area allowing students to talk to company representatives and find out about the industry sectors they work in and what the companies offer as their UGEP package. Students who are accepted onto the degree have the chance to apply for unique paid work experience two days a week for the duration of the degree, whilst studying at the Business School. This invaluable experience gives students the competitive edge when it comes to employability in the future.

In addition to the UGEP partners, industry mentors on the Mentoring Scheme will also be attending. The Mentoring Scheme provides students with access to top finance professionals, who have immense practical experience in their chosen fields. Students will receive valuable guidance on their career development and in their search for graduate employment.

Gavin Fraser, Degree Academic Director, comments:
“I am delighted that the BSc (Hons) International Financial Services Degree continues to go from strength to strength with student applications doubling at this stage in the year. The forthcoming Open Evening on 28 April for students (and their parents) who are interested in joining the course in October allows a brilliant opportunity to meet with staff, explore the syllabus, plan study days and gather details on the Undergraduate Employment Programme.

A number of our UGEP work partners will be available to speak about their graduate offerings, get to know our potential students and provide an insight into the anticipated roles at their companies. All of our current students who applied for a UGEP placement are now working in paid employment two days a week. Students will also meet key senior industry professional mentors, whose aim will be to provide invaluable practical advice on making sure JIBS students are employable upon Graduation in two years’ time. Our students are aiming for excellent qualifications and fulfilling careers.”

As applications for the degree are separate to the UCAS process and are being accepted for October 2015 and 2016, the Open Evening will be of interest to students in Year 12 as well as those in Year 13 still considering their options. The degree is also an option for those wanting to change career and those facing uncertainty in their current roles.

The Degree Open Evening takes place at Jersey International Business School on Tuesday 28 April at 17:30, and entry is free for students and parents. To book your place at the Degree Open Evening contact the Admissions Officer on 816333 or email, or just turn up on the day.