How Life in Finance Works for Students

  • 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 placements. This event offers you the opportunity to sit down with finance firms and discuss what a placement with them would entail.
  • 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 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
Student Application ›

Applications for the Life in Finance Scheme are now live. Please note that the deadline to send in your application is Friday 28 April 2023.

How Life in Finance Works for Members

  • 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 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

Member Application ›

Applications for the Life in Finance Scheme are now live. Please note that the deadline to send in your application is Friday 23 April 2023.

Members That Took Part in 2022

Life in Finance 2022

After a short break, the Life in Finance Scheme was back for 2022!

We had students from five different schools take part in the scheme to learn about the diversity of roles our finance industry has to offer, develop their soft skills and make new connections within the industry.

Read more about the 2022 scheme in the Winter edition of the Gallery Magazine.

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.

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. 

Life in Finance 2013

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