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IoD Jersey Work Shadowing Scheme 2019

IoD Jersey Work Shadowing Scheme 2019

2019 marks the eighth year in which the Institute of Directors in Jersey will run the exciting IoD Work Shadowing Scheme, sponsored by KPMG in the Channel Islands.

About the program:

The work shadowing scheme presents an invaluable opportunity to sixth form students across the island, offering experiences to a wide range of interests. You have the chance to be paired with a partner, manager or director in your chosen industry for a five day shadowing placement, where you will learn about the world of work through a leadership role. The Institute of Directors has over 650 members in Jersey with backgrounds in a broad range of industries, from medical to financial to digital and beyond. This means a wide scope of opportunity for students who want to apply.

Why take part?

If you’re a student who wants to start building your network and experience early; you can do so in a professional environment with an experienced manager who will guide you through the ins-and-outs of their industry. This will stand out on a CV or university application, and also help equip you with the skills needed to succeed in your future career. When shadowing, you will receive valuable feedback throughout the whole process, from the CV submission to the panel interview process, to the post work placement report. This will vastly build your professional confidence, preparing you for university and the working world.

The process:

We need you to send in your CV with a covering letter, we will then ask you to attend a panel interview with an IoD member; a representative from our sponsoring company KPMG in the Channel Islands; and a representative from Careers Jersey. Upon a successful interview, you will be assigned to a director who suits your interests best, and undergo a five day work shadowing placement with them over the summer. After the placement, you will complete a report about the experience. There will be an awards evening in November where students will receive certificates for their achievement, and those with the best reports will win awards.

To apply:

Please send your CV and a covering letter to:

Tessa Lee
Skills Coach
Skills Jersey
Bermuda House
Green Street
St Helier
Jersey JE2 4UH

Or email marked IoD Work Shadow Scheme