A group of twelve French business studies students were given an insight into Jersey’s finance industry earlier this week.

The 17-year old students, all from College Jean-Paul II in Coutances in Normandy and who are currently pursuing studies in management, finance, administration and marketing, visited Jersey from 17th – 19th April. The group was accompanied by two teachers.

During the visit, the students were given a talk by John Harris, Director General of the Jersey Financial Services Commission, before visiting the offices of Jersey Finance where they were given an overview of the finance industry. Emma Boustouler, Degree Programme Director and Senior Lecturer at the Jersey International Business School, also held a session for the students.

Carla Harris, Communications Manager, Jersey Finance, said:

“It is the fourth time that students from the college have visited Jersey to gain an insight into its finance industry, with a group of students visiting the island and being hosted by various finance industry organisations annually since 2010. Strengthening links with students on the continent in this way is really important and, with the kind support of all those involved in facilitating the visit, will be mutually beneficial for the students and the finance industry.”

Emma Boustouler said :
“We are pleased to assist Jersey Finance in welcoming the twelve students from the College Jean-Paul II in Coutances. We will be presenting facts on the financial services industry, its different sectors, what careers are available and the best methods to achieve the desired role.”