Working in the Finance Industry

Finance is Jersey’s largest industry, employing almost 14,000 people. The industry prides itself on its forward-thinking, well-regulated approach.

There are a variety of career opportunities in the finance industry which span a number of different sectors. This means you will find the right opportunity to match your qualifications and skills.

Jersey Finance has strong relationships across the finance industry and a global presence in Dubai, Hong Kong SAR, Johannesburg, London, New York, Shanghai and Singapore. showcasing Jersey as an International Finance Centre (IFC) of choice for innovation, sustainability and expertise.

We know this industry intimately, having been at the forefront of finance for many years benefiting from both local and global industry knowledge through our network which is unmatched by other IFC’s.


Almost 14,000 Islanders are employed by Jersey's finance industry.


Every 10 jobs in Jersey’s finance industry support 9 jobs elsewhere in our local community.


More than 3,000 young Islanders have found their first job in finance in the past decade.

£1 M

Over £1 m a day is spent by Jersey finance firms on local goods and services.

Why Work in Finance?

Whether you are just finishing school and want to find out more about what’s next, or you have been working for some time, but you are looking to make a change, a career in the finance industry offers many opportunities, both professionally and personally.

A common misconception is that you need to be an expert number-cruncher to succeed. This is not the case, there is a huge variety of roles available within the industry. The right role is out there to suit all skills.

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How to Enter the Finance Industry

It’s not always about having the right qualifications and work experience, in fact a lot of finance firms in Jersey host training programmes and schemes for employees or potential employees. These firms are focussed on looking for people with the right attitude and ambition for the role.

Career Switchers

Just because you might have no or very little experience in the finance industry doesn’t mean that there aren’t opportunities for you. Our careers switchers section is here to help. Find out about:

  • Why working in the finance industry could be for you
  • What jobs are currently available
  • Careers events and schemes available to career switchers
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