Our main objective is to create an interesting, insightful and educational networking forum aimed at less-senior professionals and new entrants to Jersey’s finance industry.
Future Connect includes access to a series of regular networking events, as well as ongoing news, insights and updates on interesting and relevant topics.
This forum is free to Jersey Finance Member firms and provides key benefits such as:
- The opportunity to hear from expert industry speakers
- Build relationships and network with your peers
- Learn more about Jersey Finance and the contribution of the industry to the Island
- Earn CPD points towards your professional qualification
- Specific workstreams and schemes
- Open to those working across all departments and functions within Member firms
Why Join Future Connect?
How to Join
Future Connect Mentoring Scheme
New for 2022, our mentoring scheme matches Future Connect Members with a mentor from another member firm. Mentors help our Future Connect members to develop their future career in the industry, shaping the experience together. All of our mentors are experienced finance professionals, who help mentees develop their skills, advance their goals, and enable mentees to learn from other’s experiences to reach their full potential.
You can see testimonials from the pilot mentoring scheme here:
The current mentoring scheme is running from September 2022 until March 2023. If you are interested in joining a future mentoring scheme as a mentor or mentee, please contact Nathalie Andersson.
Earn CPD Points Towards Your Professional Qualifications
Attending our insightful events is a great way to earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points and one point is equal to one hour of active learning. Employers and professional associations will have different needs for your CPD points so be sure you confirm what you need from them.
If you would like to claim eligible hours towards your professional qualification, please contact our events team and we can provide a certificate of attendance.
For more information regarding CPD, please visit their website here.
Pictures from Previous Events
Future Connect FAQs
Between what ages do I qualify to become a Future Connect Member?
We have no age limit on our Future Connect Membership.
What job title do I need to have to become a Future Connect Member?
You don’t need to have a particular job title to become a Future Connect Member, everybody is welcome from all departments! However, the content is aimed at those less-senior professionals or those looking to enhance their career.
Do the topics at the events change each year?
The topics do change each year as we like to try and discuss and education our Future Connect Members on current and relevant topics. We do also have some annual events, such ‘FutureFest’ which is our Future Connect anniversary summer drinks event and our ‘Annual Networking Quiz’.
How many events do you host a year?
Since launching in 2019, we host between 6-8 events each year.
What is the Mentoring Scheme and how do I take part in it?
Registrations for our mentoring scheme opens each year and was created specifically for Future Connect Members. The mentoring scheme will match you with an experienced finance professional, who will help you develop your skills, advance your goals, and enable you to learn from each other’s experience to reach your full potential. Please reach out to Nathalie Andersson to register your interest or to find out more information.
Will I be invited to any of your upcoming events if I sign up?
If you sign up with us, you will automatically start receiving our invitations to our events as well as our quarterly Future Connect Newsletter which includes key updated regarding your Membership as well as key industry news and opportunities for you.
Is there any additional charge to attend Future Connect?
We do not charge Members extra to attend events or get involved in our Future Connect Programme, as it forms part of our overall Jersey Finance Membership.
Is there a limitation on how many members of staff can attend from my firm?
There is no limit on how many people can attend from each firm, but if the event does get quite popular, we will look at limiting five people max from each firm to attend. It is also worth noting that our Annual Future Connect Quiz is limited to one table of ten per Member firm.
Can I bring along a plus one?
So long as your guest works for a Jersey Finance Member firm, then yes, please do bring a guest along with you.