Julius Baer Guernsey has launched a new undergraduate bursary scheme designed to support local students during their time at university.
The private bank recognises that investment in education and skills development is vital to Guernsey and the financial services industry and is looking to empower the next generation.
The Julius Baer bursary provides funding to a student applying to undertake an undergraduate degree, although the subject does not have to lead to a career in finance, those students who choose an economics or financially focussed course will be given preference. Those who are already part way through their degree can also apply for the bursary.
Alexandra McInnes (pictured), Head of Guernsey Julius Baer, said: “We’re excited to be launching this bursary scheme for local students looking to head off to university in September. Our young people are vital for Guernsey’s industry, and we recognise the need to help them learn about the finance industry and what a rewarding career it can offer.
“Our goal would be to select someone who may want to return to the island and work in the financial sector or is interested in a career with Bank Julius Baer. We’re proud of the way that we develop our talent, and the bursary is a new way of providing pathways to greater success with Julius Baer.”
The scheme will include a minimum six weeks of paid summer work during the student’s university course where they will benefit from on the job learning through working closely with Julius Baer’s experienced teams, a buddy to offer help and guidance during their time spent working at the bank, in addition to the £2,500 per year of the course.
Students interested in applying for the Julius Baer bursary scheme can email Karen Martin, Head of Human Resources, to receive the forms.
Forms must be returned to Julius Baer to Karen Martin by 31 July for consideration. Successful applicants will be notified in August for follow up interviews.