We are always looking to the future and with that in mind, Jersey Finance has created a beneficial scheme, Life in Finance, that brings A-Level students and Member firms together.

The Life in Finance scheme, for year 12 students, includes:

  • A ‘Meet & Greet’ event that offers students an opportunity to sit down with Member firms and discuss what a placement with them would entail and more broadly gives students first hand interview experience.
  • A one to two-week work experience placement with a Member firm for students to gain a vital overview of the industry and acquire valuable knowledge and experience for the duration of the placement.
Here is what some students have said:

Students can gain experience in different industries that they may not be very confident in and it also builds students’ confidence and prepares them for the future.

I have broadened my knowledge of the finance industry and have received more knowledge that was needed, which I enjoyed.

I would definitely recommend the Life in Finance scheme to others, as I believe it was a good opportunity to gain a greater understanding of an industry which is very important to Jersey.

The Life in Finance scheme opens up a good opportunity for students and allows them to see clearer what it is they want in their future career.

I feel I have achieved a greater insight into finance from my placement, as well as gaining connections with people which could be helpful.

Through Jersey Finance’s Life in Finance scheme, I have a better understanding of the finance industry, learnt new skills and improved on others like communication skills.

Student application ›

The Life in Finance scheme has been paused since the pandemic began in 2020.

We are currently reviewing the scheme for 2022 and more information will be shared with teachers and students in due course.

Members that took part in 2019 are as follows:

Affinity Private Wealth
Aztec Group
Barclays Bank
BDO Limited
BNP Paribas
Brewin Dolphin
Fairway Group
Jersey Finance
LGT Vestra
MUFG Investor Services
Praxis Fund Services
Royal Bank of Canada
RSM Channel Islands Limited
TISE Group (The International Stock Exchange)
Zedra Trust Company

Life in Finance 2019

This summer, 36 A-Level students from six different schools took part in the scheme, learning about the variety of roles available within the industry and gaining a valuable insight into what finance is really about. Not only does this scheme help young people look to the future with more certainty around their career options, but for the firms themselves the scheme offers some real food for thought about the value our young people can add to the industry, learning from them too in the process.

Read more about the success of this year’s scheme in the 2019 October edition of Gallery magazine.

Life in Finance 2018

Learning and innovation have always been at the core of the Life in Finance programme, and this year was no different.

The 35 A-Level students from six different schools taking part in the scheme this year once again learnt a great deal about the variety of roles available within the industry and gained a valuable insight into what the industry is all about.

Read more about the success of this year’s scheme in the October edition of Gallery magazine.
Life in Finance 2017

This year’s scheme saw 36 students undergo work experience placements in 25 Member firms and we wish to increase the success for next year’s scheme.

The feedback we received from both Members and students this year continues to illustrate the success of our scheme.

Life in Finance 2016

Yet another succesful year for Life in Finance! Through the scheme we successfully placed 41 students within 20 financial organisations, where students undertook placements in a range of different areas of finance.

Yet again, we received fantastic feedback from both the students and firms involved. To see the comments we received for this year’s scheme, as well as a general overview of the scheme itself, please view our Life in Finance 2016 JEP supplement.

Life in Finance 2015

This year’s scheme was even more successful than the last; with an increase in applications, placements, and firms taking part. The 47 students lucky enough to secure themselves a placement were hosted within 27 finance industry organisations.

The feedback we recieved from the students this year continues to illustrate the success of our scheme. Take a look at some of their comments yourself from this year’s JEP spread.

Life in Finance 2013

Life in Finance 2013 saw 28 students partaking in work experience schemes in 18 member firms.

The Life in Finance spread that was published in the JEP on Tuesday 6 August 2013.
Students from the 2013 Life in Finance scheme at the Introduction Meeting, Pomme d'Or