Gallery speaks to recent graduates about their move to the working world, what motivates them and what advice they’d give to those that are new to Jersey’s top companies. We also caught up with a recruitment consultant to hear about their advice for graduates.
ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR AT ESTERA
Uni attended? University of Lincoln
Course undertaken? BSc (Hons) Psychology
What did you want to be when you were 8? Zoo Keeper
Favourite way to relax? Meditation or having an early night
Favourite place to eat in Jersey? El Tico
What’s your favourite possession? Maisie the Cocker Spaniel
What made you choose the company you work for?
Whilst undertaking my initial job application research, I was impressed with Estera’s focus on providing the best service possible and maintaining its established reputation, whilst the business was also in the process of attaining new acquisitions and growing rapidly.
What sort of professional training do you take?
I have recently started ICSA IFA Level 4 and I will take my first exam in June. At first I felt overwhelmed by the concept of starting a finance course, having not studied it at University, however my role at Estera has offered invaluable insight into the foundations of the course.
What do you do on an average day?
I am part of a global team which reviews and enhances data for our clients across all jurisdictions and I have the opportunity to liaise with my colleagues worldwide on a regular basis. I also lead a small team in Jersey ensuring all data reviews are completed accurately and within the relevant regulation of the jurisdiction. During an average day I carry out data checks, distribute work to my team and carry out training.
What is your next step?
I am looking to continue my ICSA qualifications to gain my Chartered Company Secretary qualification and improve my financial services knowledge. I am also hoping to attend management courses in the future in order to gain more experience and learn the best techniques for managing a team.
What advice would you give yourself as a graduate considering the experience you have now?
In hindsight I have found it is important to have an open mind and consider a variety of job roles and opportunities which may have been different to any initial plan. I did not envisage myself working in the trust industry, but I believe that I am suited to the role, I thoroughly enjoy what I do and I look forward to seeing how my career will develop in the future.
MORE ABOUT ESTERA
Estera is a leading provider of offshore fiduciary and administration services.
Independent and global, we have over 500 dedicated, professional and highly qualified employees supporting smart and integrated fiduciary solutions.
Our comprehensive and diverse service offering is split across our four core service lines: Corporate, Trust, Fund, Accounting. Our unique understanding of the complexities surrounding the world of fiduciary services inspires us to achieve the best possible results for our clients. This, combined with our commercial acumen, attention to detail and responsiveness, enables us to meet our clients’ needs.
Contact Amanda Moffat – HR Manager email@example.com
01534 844 964
“We are very much focussed on supporting the talent and career development of all our staff from graduate level upwards, through ongoing professional training and development programmes. We also provide secondment opportunities across our global jurisdictions to help staff broaden their horizons and achieve their ultimate career goals.”
– Amanda Moffat