Business NewsGradu8Rob de Gruchy

Rob de Gruchy

Senior Administrator (Real Estate), Intertrust Group – A CSC Company

Age 22

Education De La Salle College

Course Business and IT

What did you want to be at 8 years old? A baker

What’s your favourite way to relax? 

Going on holiday, I always have to have one booked!

What’s your favourite place to eat in Jersey? 

Awabi – without a doubt

What’s your favourite possession? My watch

What made you choose to work for Intertrust Group?

I liked that Intertrust Group has a global presence, with offices in so many jurisdictions. I felt that this highlighted their expertise and reputation within the industry. I could tell that the culture would be a great fit for me as an individual and would push me to progress with my career and ambitions. I’ve always had an interest in real estate and remember hearing how reputable Intertrust Group’s department in Jersey is.

What do you do on an average day?

Every day is different which I love. I usually start the day with an extra-strong coffee before responding to any client emails. As I work in real estate, the work varies from dealing with transactions (clients acquiring/ disposing of their assets, refinancing etc), to general company secretarial work such as holding meetings and ensuring records are up-to-date and in accordance with local regulations. I work within a great team, and so I also check in with them regularly throughout the day, providing support where necessary.

What professional training have you done?

I’m working towards my ICSA qualification in International Finance and Administration. In the future, I would like to do a RICS qualification as I feel it’s more specific to the real estate industry.

What’s your next step?

I joined Intertrust in 2019 as a trainee. Intertrust Group are supporting me in reaching my career goals. I was promoted to Administrator in September 2020 and I’ve recently been promoted to Senior Administrator. The next step in my career would be to move up to Assistant Manager. Intertrust Group have management development courses which I will attend in the future to learn the best techniques, enabling me to support my peers whilst progressing my skills further.

What advice would you give yourself as a graduate, 

considering the experience you have now?

I would say, take as many opportunities as you can; I’ve found all experiences invaluable. Put yourself out there and do your best to always make a good impression – positive connections are always helpful in this industry. A smile also goes a long way!

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