The IoD Jersey 2023 Future Leaders scheme has culminated in an awards ceremony at the Raddison Hotel.
The Minister for Children and Education, Deputy Inna Gardiner, presented the students with their certificates and awards.
The scheme, open to all Year 12 students, offers a week’s work shadowing with a Director or Senior Manager.
The Future Leaders scheme has been running for over 40 years and this year saw a broad range of organisations participating from Island Equine Vets to States of Jersey Treasury, ITV, GeoMarine, and Silkworth, along with businesses such as Santander, KPMG, JEP, Benest Estates, and the Co-op.
17 students from across the island’s schools received certificates of participation, while a further 10 were awarded Commended certificates. The three winners were:
- 1st: Awarded a Distinction: Manu Uren, Hautlieu School (Manu shadowed Jerry Willis, director with HGL Associates)
- 2nd: Highly Commended: Adi Bors, Hautlieu School (Adi shadowed various directors at KPMG)
- 3rd: Highly Commended: Jack Stevens, Victoria College (Jack shadowed Leonie McCrann, Director with Marbral Advisory)
Chair of IoD Jersey’s Future Leaders sub-committee, Ceri Powell said, “The growth of our students through this process is truly inspirational and providing opportunities to our future generations is very much why I became involved with this IoD committee some eight years ago.”
Directors of organisations across Jersey are encouraged to participate in the scheme, which takes place over just one week. Anyone wishing to support one of our island’s future leaders should email: email@example.com
KPMG have been sponsors of the scheme for over 15 years. Andrew Quinn, Managing Partner, urged organisations to take part: “Over my 25 years at KPMG, some of the IoD Future Leaders students have returned to the firm for longer periods of work experience or a permanent role. Just a week of shadowing a Director can lead to great employment opportunities and careers.”
The 2024 Future Leaders scheme launches in November and students should receive information via their schools. As a UK recognised scheme, it is a fantastic opportunity for students to include it in their UCAS personal statements when applying for university and is highly regarded by employers. Applications for the scheme will close on 12th January, 2024. For further information, see the IoD Jersey website.
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