Life in Finance Overview Video

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How Life in Finance Works for Students

Please note applications for the 2022 scheme are now closed. Students should now be contacted by their firm to agree on the placement start dates and duration.

  • Each year in the Winter term, students of Jersey’s schools are invited to apply for the Life in Finance scheme, usually with assistance from their school careers department (Jersey students studying off-Island can also join this scheme, please contact us directly for details).
  • Come along to the Meet and Greet event to meet the finance firms offering experience. This event offers you the opportunity to sit down with finance firms and discuss what a placement with them would entail and more broadly gives students first-hand interview experience.
  • We will then notify you if you were successful in securing a placement.
  • Finance firms will be in touch with students to agree on the placement start dates and duration.
  • Start your one to two-week work experience placement with a Member firm to gain a vital overview of the industry and acquire valuable knowledge and experience for the duration of the placement.
  • Complete your feedback survey after completing your placement – via email!
  • Feature your involvement in our Gallery spread Jersey Evening Post feature.

How Life in Finance Works for Members

Please note applications for the 2022 scheme are now closed. Member firms should contact their students to agree on the placement start dates and duration.

  • At the start of each year, Member firms of Jersey Finance are invited to sign up to the Life in Finance scheme.
  • At the Meet and Greet event, firms can meet all the students taking part in the scheme, and discuss with them the placements available within their firm and complete a candidate selection form.
  • We will then match firms with students and confirm your placement confirmation(s).
  • Contact your student(s) to agree on placement start dates and duration. Please be advised placement dates may include some of the school’s activity weeks.
  • Provide us with your confirmation form and job description for your student(s).
  • Start your one to two-week work experience placement with the student(s) and introduce Jersey’s young talent into your company and help them acquire valuable knowledge and experience for the duration of the placement.
  • Complete your student feedback form(s) after their placement – via email!
  • Feature your involvement in our Gallery spread and Jersey Evening Post feature.

What will Students Gain from the Life in Finance Scheme?

A chance to learn new skills and enhance your CV
Meet potential employers of the future
You'll get a 'taster' of a career in finance

Here is What Some Students Have Said:

Cristiana

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.

Finlay

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

Jack

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.
Student Application ›

Register to participate in our 2022 Life in Finance scheme by completing this online form.

What will Members Gain from the Life in Finance Scheme?

Introduce Jersey's young talent into your company and the Island's thriving finance industry

Meet potential employees of the future

Educate local talent and provide a 'taster' of careers in finance

Island wide exposure for your company's brand and profile

Members That Took Part in 2019

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 finance 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.

The Life in Finance spread that was published in the JEP on Tuesday 6 August 2013.