UBS and Standard Chartered Partner With Business School

Sandra Kilhof Reporter London 24 July 2013


UBS and Standard Chartered Private Bank have joined Jersey International
Business School’s
work support programme for the BSc (Hons) International Financial Services

The programme allows a number of students to study for the
degree whilst being employed by one of the world’s leading banking
institutions. UBS and Standard Chartered join heavy hitters HSBC and RBS
in offering the paid student placements to the BSc’s.

UBS already has its UBS Business University In Singapore, part of a move by such firms to boost training and career development in the wealth management industry. This publication has charted the work by firms and academic institutions to develop graduate and post-grad courses in finance that touch upon wealth management (see here)

“We are
really excited about our new partnerships with UBS and Standard Chartered
Private Bank as part of the work support programme. HSBC and RBS International
have been part of the successful programme since 2012 and our students who have
been working with these institutions feel it has been really beneficial and
have gained valuable work experience," Emma Boustouler, degree programme director at the Jersey International Business School, said.

Through the programme students will gain first-hand
experience with international banking affairs, as well as serving clients on a
local and global basis. According to UBS and Standard Chartered, students will
gain exposure to some of the fastest-growing financial markets in Asia, Africa
and the Middle East.

Carol Graham from UBS added that the firm's goal is to give
"employees and leaders what they need to excel in their roles, progress in their
careers, and ultimately create value for our shareholders. This partnership is
an excellent opportunity for UBS to encourage local degree students to develop
and grow into potential future leaders for the Island."

The BSc in International Financial Services is offered for a
start in October and according to Jersey
International Business
School applications are
still being accepted for this school year.

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