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Students recognised as IoD Jersey marks Work Shadow scheme

Students recognised as IoD Jersey marks Work Shadow scheme

Students who took part in the IoD Jersey’s Work Shadowing initiative this year have been recognised for their hard work at a special reception held this week.

At the event held at the Jersey Museum on Wednesday 22nd November, attended by over 100 students, their parents, and representatives of businesses and the public sector, certificates and awards were presented to the students who took part in this year’s scheme, which was sponsored by KPMG Channel Islands and undertaken in partnership with Skills Jersey.

Each year, the students’ CVs, application letters, interviews and reports of their work shadowing experience are assessed, with prizes being awarded to the students who impressed most and submitted the best reports.

This year, the overall prize was awarded to Georgina Barnes from JCG, who shadowed Alec Le Sueur in the Law Officers' Department. As well as receiving her award as being the overall winner and submitting the best report, she also received a cheque for £200.

In addition, Victoria College student Pierre Sangan, who shadowed Graeme Millar from JT, was named runner-up whilst Laurie Corbel, also at Victoria College and who shadowed Chris Clark at Prosperity 24:7, was highly commended. Both also received cheques for £100.

Shelley Kendrick, Chair of the IoD Jersey Education and Training Sub-Committee, said:

“This is a unique scheme that gives local students the opportunity to get a rare insight into the day to day life of a senior director in Jersey. The feedback we’ve had from students has been really positive once again and we were impressed by the high standards the students demonstrated throughout their placement and in their final reports. What was particularly pleasing was that our students were placed in such a broad range of organisations, across the private and public sector, and I’d like to thanks the directors and senior managers who hosted our students again this year for their invaluable support.”

The IoD Jersey’s Work Shadow Scheme, supported by Skills Jersey and sponsored by KPMG Channel Islands, provides a means for all Year 12 students in the island to experience a week shadowing a senior Director in order to get a taste for a business career. The 2018 Scheme will get underway again in January when presentations will be held for Sixth Forms at schools across Jersey.