Jersey’s finance sector provides a dynamic environment for individuals with a range of skill sets, to pave a successful career and is well known for attracting ambitious and energetic people. Here at Optimus Recruitment, we have outlined our five top reasons why the finance industry could be the place for you.
Financial services encompasses many sectors, offering job hunters a wide variety of careers from which to choose from. HR, Funds, Accountancy, Marketing, Trust, Legal and IT to name but a few all make up the sector with an increased demand for those with skills in technology and digital platforms. Each role suits different skill sets and with many skills being transferrable in the industry there is often the opportunity to make internal moves. Job roles are incredibly varied and can range from working with charitable structures, family offices, corporate clients or high net worth individuals.
There’s a reason why the finance industry is booming in Jersey and it’s not just down to our unique legislation and corporate taxation system. Jersey is highly regarded as one of the best offshore financial jurisdictions, with a wealth of experts and industry leaders earning their place on an international stage. Working in the sector will allow you to learn from the very best and prepare you well for a career on island or elsewhere, should you decide to leave the island in the future.
The finance sector undoubtedly offers some of the most competitive salaries, even at entry level and some of the best benefits packages the island has to offer. These can include health and wellbeing programmes, discounts on retail outlets, non-contributory pensions and an opportunity to own equity in the business. Many firms are also known to offer discretionary performance related bonuses and some will offer flexible working hours, allowing you to obtain the perfect work life balance. For an idea on what the market rate is for a specific role, just drop in to speak to one of our consultants on a commitment free basis.
There is great opportunity for advancement working in finance and it is one sector that will promote based on performance and not on experience, should you be ready. It is an environment in which ambitious candidates can flourish, being offered fast tracks to promotion with financial support towards study costs and mentorship to hone your skills.
While historically the finance sector has suffered from cut backs the same as many other industries, the sector has for most years enjoyed growth in Jersey. It is viewed as one of the most important industries on the Island, ensuring government buy in and the continued interest of third parties who offer external investment. Currently there is wide demand for those with skills and talent, with companies offering attractive packages to secure the right candidate.
A team of recruitment specialist from within industry, Optimus are able to offer first hand insight into a wide variety of job roles and work closely with our contacts in the finance sector to provide an idea of the current market rate and what’s available. If you are interested in taking a new direction within the sector or making your debut in the industry, get in touch with Optimus today or arrange to meet with one of our informed and impartial consultants on a commitment free basis.