21 Jersey students have secured places on the talent development programmes created and run by RBC Wealth Management. The programmes range across a number of solutions areas, and are structured to offer students valuable learning opportunities whilst developing the Island’s business talent of the future.
In the last two years, RBC Wealth Management has tripled its intake of students across their Channel Islands and UK locations. Students can enter the programmes at a number of levels, from the Advance to Work Scheme through to graduate opportunities.
Cliff Da Silva, who entered the Graduate Talent Programme in 2011 with a Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Southampton, described his experience. ‘The programme has given me an insight into the intricate ways in which the departments interact and assist each other, and has equipped me with a broad range of skills. I am now positioned to pursue a successful long-term career with RBC. ‘
The talent development programmes are designed with the future in mind. They have a strong focus on meeting the ongoing needs of the business and the desire to promote from within through effective learning and development opportunities. All students from last year’s Graduate Talent Programme have secured full time positions at RBC Wealth Management in the Trust and Investments teams, and are now all working towards professional qualifications.
William Highfield, who joined the A-level programme from Hautlieu, said: ‘I started in 2010 as a trainee administrator and since then I have rotated around six different departments. This rounded experience will give me a good grounding on which to build my future Trust career. I have already taken on roles of responsibility above what I had expected to’.
Commenting on the large intake this year Steve Romeril, Head of Trust, RBC Wealth Management, British Isles said: ‘We are delighted to be welcoming so many students to RBC Wealth Management. These programmes represent our ongoing commitment to hiring and developing Jersey’s future talent, and to supporting the continued success and growth of our Global Trust business.
‘By offering a broad range of programmes, we are able to provide a variety of career paths both in our client-facing and operational business areas.’
Amongst the programmes the Highlands Foundation Degree has attracted three students who have now returned for their 2nd year placements, and an additional three 1st Year students will join in January 2013. This is a foundation degree run in Jersey and provided by Highlands College in affiliation with Plymouth University. Students attend a mix of classroom and work-based training, and in Year 3 have the option to top up to an Honours Degree at Plymouth University.
A number of students have also joined A-level trainee programmes in Offshore Securities Services and Private Client Fiduciary Services with the Trust business also offering bespoke Gap and Graduate trainee opportunities.
RBC Wealth Management is currently recruiting for next year’s Graduate Talent Programme which offers the graduates the opportunity to experience life in a range of business areas. To find out more details and to apply, candidates can visit www.rbcwminternational.com/careers. The first round of selections will be held during the first week of January and final assessment takes place in April 2013 ahead of the 9th September 2013 start.
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