Eleven school leavers and university graduates have started client work with Deloitte in Jersey as they commence three and four-year training contracts with the firm. The new trainees represent a broad range of backgrounds and academic specialisms, from Forensic Science and Biology to History and Law.
Jersey trainees include four local school leavers who will be joining Deloitte’s ‘earn-while-you-learn apprenticeship’ – the Brightstart programme. Jonathan Andrew, Rhys Hughes and James Terry all studied at Victoria College, with Adam Freeman accompanying them from Hautlieu School.
They are joined by local graduate Rachel Leck, who read Chemistry with Forensic Studies at the University of Hull, following an education at the Jersey College for Girls.
A further six trainees are relocating to Jersey: Monty Hall, who read History at the University of Warwick; Akbar Raja, who read Accounting and Finance at the University of Essex; and Miranda Smith, who studied Biology at University College London. Joining them are graduates Tracey Kime, who has a degree in Financial Mathematics from the University of Nottingham; Alice Buchanan, with a degree in Law from the University of Durham; and Alessandro Brancato, who attended the University of Messina in Sicily and read Business Administration.
Siobhan Durcan, Jersey student recruitment lead, comments: ‘This year we had an incredibly high calibre of applicants and the diversity of our new joiners reflects Deloitte’s contextualised recruitment approach. ‘In addition, Deloitte’s training routes are designed to meet the individual study styles, maturity and experience of our school leaver and graduate trainees and our programmes can flex as they progress, according to their needs. We are very supportive of our trainees and we look forward to seeing them develop and grow over the coming months and years.’
All trainees complete a month of office and college-based learning to give them essential knowledge and skills. This initial training course ensures that the students settle into the business and build strong relationships with their mentors, appraisers and buddies before commencing client work.
‘We want to give our people the best possible start to their career with Deloitte and as well as investing in their training and development we expose them to the diverse opportunities that a career in the Channel Islands offers,’ says John Clacy, Deloitte Channel Islands Lead Partner.