Meet Ben

Hawksford’s vibrant and forward-thinking career development is expertly structured to develop the skills you need to progress your career and achieve your ambition.

What school did you go to?

Haute Vallee, Jersey.

What made you choose Hawksford?

I was lucky enough to be referred by a current Hawksford employee and after my first week, I knew I had made the right decision!

We believe in having fun at Hawksford with a variety of after-work activities - what has been your favourite?

Hawksford organised a staff event at JB’s Ping Pong bar to thank everyone for their work in 2015. There was a ping pong tournament with food and drinks served all evening. It was great fun and an excellent way to get to know more people within the company.

What does your typical day consist of?

It varies day to day which is why it’s such a great role. As a trainee I have tasks such as payments and preparing minutes which happen on a daily basis, but there’s always something new to learn.

Hawksford offers opportunities to learn and dedicated support. What professional training will you be doing or have you done whilst at Hawksford?

I will be studying towards the Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners (STEP) qualification so that I can progress my career. As well as technical studies, I’ve been on
a course for interpersonal skills and completed some other practical and skills courses as part of the trainee programme.

What does ‘looking forward’ mean to you and what are your next career steps?

To me, looking forward means planning the best professional route to help me achieve my career goals, and Hawksford has been really supportive in helping me to plot out this route. Working towards the STEP certificate is my first priority, and then I hope to study towards the STEP Diploma. I think these studies will give me a really solid understanding of estate planning, trust and company law and offshore administration, and help me to progress more quickly.

What advice can you give to others looking for employment?

If you are looking for an employer that offers you every opportunity to progress, then Hawksford is the place for you. I can already see how my role as a trainee is going to develop. The level of support and guidance I have received has been incredible and I finally feel like I am making steps towards where I want to be in my career.

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