After a rigorous selection process that included the application form, an interview and presentation given by the student, Max Tostevin was chosen to be the recipient of the first Julius Baer bursary in Guernsey.
Max demonstrated dedication to academic excellence and interest in working in relationship management in finance. He is a Business Economics student, going into his final year at Bournemouth University Business School, where he will be undertaking his 13,000-word dissertation. Max’s academic record and interests stood out among a highly competitive pool of candidates.
Alexandra McInnes, Head of Guernsey Julius Baer, said: “Max thoroughly impressed us during the bursary application process, he gave his presentation on his part time job as a scaffolder, which was very interesting and something different!
“Young people are vital to Guernsey’s financial sector, and we think that Max exemplifies the talent and potential we seek to nurture. We look forward to playing a role in his academic and professional development.”
The scheme includes a minimum of six weeks paid work during Max’s university course, where he will benefit from on the job learning through working closely with Julius Baer’s experienced team, and a ‘buddy’ to offer help and guidance during his time spent working at the bank.
Max, the bursary recipient, said: “I’m excited to start working at Julius Baer, I’ve known for a long time that I’ve wanted to work in the financial sector, especially at a company with opportunities to travel, so when I applied for the bursary I knew it was the best option for me given its global presence.
“I’m honoured to have been selected as Julius Baer’s first bursary student and I’m eager to make the most of this opportunity.”
Pictured: Karen Martin and Max Tostevin