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                                                                         and Values:

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               Welcome to Park
               Established in Jersey in 1979, Park Personnel             excellence & valued
               has a longstanding reputation for providing a
               professional recruitment service to clients in
               both finance and non finance industries.

               In 2002 the business came under new ownership
               and was launched, one of many              Our Values
               new initiatives introduced to nurture a forward                             understand
               thinking culture within the company and ensure           Learn to listen & relationships
               clients continue to receive the highest levels of        Don’t jeopardiition to grow
               service at all times.                                    expect recogn
                                                                        Accept change with respect
               Today a team of fully qualified recruitment              treat everyonenot live to work
               consultants work with businesses and job                 Work to live, out success
               seekers for permanent and temporary roles at             Passionate ab
               all levels from school leaver to director.               Seek win-win & honest

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Register With Us
Prior to us beginning to work on your behalf to find you an exciting new employment          The Park Personnel Commitment
opportunity we require you to undertake a registration interview and complete our
registration form.                                                                           We are committed to providing open and honest advice and believe that good
                                                                                             communication is a two way process which ensures we provide our very best
                                                                                             service to you.
What is the registration interview?
This is a private one to one conversation with a fully qualified consultant.                 Keep us up to date with which agencies you have registered with, companies you
                                                                                             have applied direct to and what interviews are lined up.
The consultant will want to get to know you and understand your requirements so will go
through your Curriculum Vitae with you.                                                      We also ask that you call us after the interviews we arrange for you with your
We will want to see your education certificates and current photographic ID (passport).
                                                                                             We will advise you when is the best time to call us and we keep in touch using
                                                                                             email, phone and SMS text messaging.
Once registered
We will give you a candidate number.
We will create a ‘Park CV’ which takes our standard format.
We will keep in touch with you and provide open and honest advice every step of the way.
We use text messaging, email and the telephone to keep in touch as discreetly as possible.
We will take references only with your go ahead through a company called Checkmate.
If you want us to tell you before we send your CV out to companies just let us know.

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Find your way
                                                                                       Working in Finance in Jersey
Jersey is approximately 45 square miles in area and is situated in the
English Channel, 11 miles from the coast of France.                                    A brief guide to professional qualifications

The Jersey Tourism website is a good place to start if you want to find out more       Bookkeeping and Accounts
about the Island, visit                                                 CAT               Certified Accounting Technician
                                                                                       AIB               International Association of Bookkeepers
Residential Status?                                                                    ACCA              Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
When registering with us for employment it is essential that your residential          ACA               Association Chartered Accountants
status in relation to the Regulation of Undertakings & Development (Jersey) Law,       CIMA              Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
1973 is established.
                                                                                       Trust and Company
Under this law, an employer is required to endeavour to fill a vacancy with            ICSA              Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators
a locally qualified person (or an individual who has lived in Jersey for five          COA               Certificate in Offshore Administration
consecutive years). If the employer is unable to fill the vacancy, the employer        STEP              The Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners
would then be required to apply for a licence to enable them to employ a person
who has been in the island for less than five years.                                   Compliance
                                                                                       ICA               International Compliance Association
Citizens and nationals of a Member State of the European Economic Area do not                            International Certificate in Compliance Practice
need work permits in Jersey. Other exemptions include a Commonwealth Citizen                             International Diploma in Compliance
coming to Jersey for a working holiday or having a UK born grandparent, but these
people would have to obtain entry clearance before arriving in Jersey.                 Securities and Investments
                                                                                       IAQ               First step towards membership of Securities Institute
                                                                                       IAC               Investment Advice Certificate
                                                                                       IMC               Investment Management Certificate
                                                                                       CFA               Chartered Financial Analyst
                                                                                                         Certificate in Securities

                                                                                       LLB               Law degree
                                                                                       LPC               Legal Practice Course
                                                                                       BVC               Bar Vocational Course
                                                                                                         Jersey Qualifying Exam - Ecrivain status

                                                                                       Management and Team Leading
                                                                                       CMI               Chartered Management Institute
                                                                                                         Certificate in Management
                                                                                                         Diploma in Management
                                                                                       ILM               Certificate in Team Leading

                                                                                       CIM               Chartered Institute of Marketing

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                                                                                      Certified accountants
                                                                                      What they do
                                                                                      •          cover similar areas to those in chartered, management or public finance
A Career In Trust                                                                                accountancy
Guide to the Trust industry in Jersey                                                 •          conduct external audits
                                                                                      •          advise on tax matters
The purpose of the trust company is to professionally manage a client’s wealth        •          advise managers on financial policy and control, and on the costs and
in a secure, financial environment, in order to preserve and enhance the value                   benefits of projects
of the client’s assets whilst offering expert advice, independent judgment and        •          conduct internal audits and prepare accounts
continuity of management.                                                             •          prepare statements and business plans.
The trust is a legal concept originally developed by English courts of equity
although it is now governed, to a certain extent, by legislation. Jersey trust        Key skills
law has, at its core, principles derived from English trust law but has been          •          accuracy
significantly enhanced to meet the more sophisticated needs of international          •          numeracy
clients.                                                                              •          ability to work in a team
Jersey has a modern trusts statute, The Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984, as amended          •          ability to work alone and use initiative
("the Law") which provides a comprehensive body of legislation under which public     •          commercial awareness
and private trusts can be established.                                                •          logic
The finance industry is regulated by The Financial Services Commission and Jersey     •          ability to remain impartial
plays its part in combating money laundering. There is no inheritance tax, capital    •          written and verbal communication skills
gains tax or value added tax in Jersey, thus providing a tax neutral environment      •          ability to communicate with people from all backgrounds
for the international investor.                                                       •          tact and discretion
                                                                                      •          leadership skills.

                                                                                      Certified accountants undertake on-the-job training and study for professional
                                                                                      examinations. They may attend external courses. The training programme is
                                                                                      particularly flexible – It is possible to qualify through part-time or distance
Banking                                                                               learning courses. A hard-working trainee with a relevant degree could possibly
                                                                                      complete the examinations in one or two years. With a non-relevant degree, it
Working in a bank can involve:                                                        may take two or three years. Training may take place in work in private practice,
•        working for retail/clearing banks                                            in commerce and industry or in the public sector.
•        looking after both personal and business accounts
•        aiming to increase branch profitability and meet or exceed targets set       Professional bodies
         by head or regional office                                                   Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
•        attracting new business customers
•        promoting a wide range of financial services
•        advising customers on financial matters
•        authorising loans and overdrafts
•        managing more than one branch

Banking can also involve working for small Private Banks and High Net Worth

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                                                                                        Graduate job seeking tips
                                                                                        You’ve got a degree but you don’t know what to do now. A degree in any discipline
                                                                                        gives you a good deal of flexibility however there are so many careers available
Chartered accountants                                                                   that the choice can seem overwhelming, here is a guide to help you get started:

What they do
•          examine clients’ accounts to assure others that they are true and fair       1. Think about yourself
           records                                                                      If you can’t think of what you like, think of what you don’t like – if you aren’t
•          undertake external audits and prepare annual accounts                        numerate then rule out accountancy, banking and finance. Make a list of the
•          calculate clients’ tax liabilities, give advice on taxation and negotiate    things you are good at and enjoy.
           with the Inland Revenue
•          advise on areas for business improvement                                     2. Your degree
•          take over insolvent companies and make them financially viable again         Your degree is an obvious place to start. If you have a BA in Management, then you
•          advise on the value of companies that are targets for takeovers              might want to look at graduate management positions.
•          if working in industry, they provide financial management services and       While some recruiters will look for certain subjects when they are recruiting,
           do similar work to that of chartered management accountants.
                                                                                        others just look for graduates in general. If you really want to move into an area
                                                                                        you are not qualified in, consider a short course or postgraduate degree.
Key skills
•          accuracy
•          understanding of, and interest in, business
                                                                                        3. Think about what you’d like to do
                                                                                        What industries interest you? Would you like to work in healthcare? Or the media?
•          numeracy
                                                                                        How about charity work?
•           logic
•          tact and discretion                                                          Look through the jobs pages of local newspapers and recruitment websites. Look
•          ability to remain impartial                                                  for jobs that sound interesting. Don’t worry if you lack qualifications at this stage
•          written and verbal communication skills                                      – you are only looking for ideas.
•          teamworking skills                                                           Call friends, relatives or contacts and ask about their work.
•          ability to work alone and use initiative
•          leadership skills.                                                           4. Be realistic
                                                                                        Most graduates are tempted to rush into the first job they can find to pay off
Training                                                                                student debts, but this rarely works as a long-term career.
Most are trained in accountants’ practices. Professional training takes at least
three years and consists of on-the-job and external training for the Accountancy
                                                                                        5. Research
Institutes’ examinations.
                                                                                        There’s no substitute for hard work. If you don’t have a clue what you want
                                                                                        to do, then look around. Use the Internet to research jobs and careers, read
Professional bodies                                                                     newspapers, magazines or books and find out what careers are out there.
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland
                                                                                        6. Remember – you are an individual
                                                                                        The only way to find a career that’s right for you is to think about it for yourself.
                                                                                        No-one can tell you what to do and you can’t follow your friends – make your own
                                                                                        choice and you’ll find your ideal career in the end.

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Temping Through Park Personnel                                                           Interview Tips

As a Park Personnel ‘Temp’ you are expected to work by the guidelines that we set        Now you are registered with us the next stage will be the interview. It is always in
which are:                                                                               your best interests to prepare and we hope this will provide you with some helpful
Time keeping
Please ensure you have good time keeping at all times, arriving at least 5 minutes       Competency Based Interviews
before the time you are expected and inform Park Personnel if you have any               This type of interview is Behavioural Based and used to assess your past actions
reason to be late.                                                                       within the workplace working on the theory that
                                                                                         ‘Your past behaviour is the best predictor of your future behaviour’

What should I wear?
Please ensure you are well presented for the duration of the assignment unless           Preparation
explicitly told otherwise. We expect you to present yourself in suitable business        Prepare your answers in advance using the sample questions as a starting point
attire eg suit, smart skirt, shirt and tie.                                              and refer to the job description as a guide of what the interviewer will be looking
                                                                                         Answer competency based interview questions using real experiences that you
Personal phone calls – Personal email – Use of internet                                  have had and be ready to give examples.
Within an assignment the office telephone, internet and email is not for personal        Tell it like a story as this will better engage the interviewer and as an alternative
use unless you gain permission from your line manager.                                   you could start your answer by detailing the result and then carrying on by
                                                                                         describing the steps you took and the process you followed.
We also suggest you keep your mobile phone switched off and ask family and
friends to refrain from contacting you in the office, again unless given permission
or in an emergency they can contact Park Personnel on 871666.                            The best way to answer a competency based question is to:
                                                                                         Describe a situation (can be outside of work)
                                                                                         Describe any constraints or hindrances
What about lunch hours?                                                                  Explain exactly what you did – use ‘I’ not ‘we’
Your lunch hours will be specified by your direct line manager during the                Describe the results that can be attributed to your actions
assignment.                                                                              Summarize the example with a positive evaluation of your skills
                                                                                         Explain how you learned from the experience or how you were able to solve the
                                                                                         problem by using other skills and abilities.
What if I am ill?                                                                        When asked about your strengths and what they enjoy about current role try
Should you be unwell you need to contact Park Personnel before 10am on the day           to tie in as much as possible to the job description so they can compare your
of illness. Park Personnel will then contact the client on your behalf.                  experience to what the role requires.

What if I am unhappy or unsure about anything within the role?
First and foremost you should contact Park Personnel to raise any issues and
concerns you might have.

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Example Interview Questions
General Questions                                                                   What parts of your role involve being accurate?
What do you know about this organisation?                                           Is your work checked?
Talk me through your CV                                                             What are the consequences for the business if your work isn’t accurate?
What do you think makes a good people manager?                                      How do you ensure your work is accurate?
In the perfect world, what would be your ideal job?
What do you look for in an employer?                                                Customer Service
                                                                                    What would you say is good customer service?
Strengths & Weaknesses                                                              Give me an example of when you gave good customer service at work?
How would your manager describe you?                                                Give me an example of a time you dealt with a pressurised situation at work?
How do your colleagues see you?
What role have you enjoyed the most in your career?                                 At the end of the interview you will have a chance to ask your questions,
What aspects of your current role do you enjoy the most?                            preparation for this part is just as important!
What aspects of your role do you enjoy the least?
What are your core strengths?                                                       Some suggestions…
What are your development needs?                                                    What is the structure of the department?
What was the feedback from your last appraisal?                                     Who will I be reporting to?
In your current role is there anything that you think you could do better?          What training is offered?
                                                                                    How does the department fit into the rest of the organisation?
Planning                                                                            What opportunities are there for training and development?
Talk me through a typical day at work.                                              What opportunities are there for progression within the role?
How do you ensure you meet your deadlines?                                          What are the main challenges facing the department / organisation?
What do you do if you aren’t going to meet a deadline?                              What is the culture of the department/organsisation?
What do you do if you’ve planned your day and then something unexpected             What do you enjoy about working for the organisation?
Tell me about a project you have been involved in? What was your role in the
project? How did you plan for the project?
Tell me about a time something at work that hasn’t gone as planned? What did
you do? What was the outcome?

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                                                                                      1st Job? Trainee?
                                                                                      You should use examples relating to work experience and weekend work or refer
                                                                                      to team activities that you have been involved with eg sports or social groups to
More Interview Tips                                                                   answer the general questions.
                                                                                      You should also consider these common questions:
Motivation                                                                            What research have you done into different careers?
What motivates you in your job?                                                       What is it about ‘finance’ that attracts you?
Is there any time in your role where you have instigated and implemented change?      Explain why you decided not to go to University? (if relevant)
What were the benefits to the business?
How do you stay motivated in your role?                                               Finally remember to review the job description and the organisation’s website as
What would you say has been your greatest achievement?                                part of your preparation and try where possible to tie your answers back to the
                                                                                      skills required and tasks described.
What interests you about this role                                                    Best of luck!
What would you hope to achieve in the first 90 days if you came into the role?        For more hints and tips visit us online at
What can you do in this position that someone else couldn’t?

Communication and Building Relationships
To what extent does your role involve dealing with other departments/ clients?
How do you prefer communicating?
What aspects of your current role involve getting information from other
How do you ensure you get this information on time?
How do you build and maintain business relationships?

Management and Team Leading (If Relevant)
What has been your main challenge as manager in your current role?
How do you motivate your team through the highs and lows?
How do you ensure all your staff are performing to the required level?
Tell me about a time when you have had to manage a member of staff who was
underperforming? What did you do? What was the outcome?
What do you do if a member of staff isn’t pulling their weight in the team?

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                                                                  We recommend the following organisations for further information on any
                                                                  issues related to your search for employment in Jersey.

                                                                  Living & Working In Jersey
                                                                  Jersey Job Centre                         Citizen’s Advice Bureau
                                                                  Cyril Le Marquand House                   St Paul’s Gate
                                                                  The Parade                                New Street
                                                                  St Helier                                 St Helier
                                                                  (01534) 445500
                                                                           08007350249 (freephone)

                                                                  Grafters - Specialists in construction
                                                                  industry recruitment.                     Employment & Social Security
                                                                  9 Great Union Road                        Philip Le Feuvre House, La Motte Street,
                                                                  St Helier                                 St Helier
                                                                  (01534) 488899                            01534 445505

                                                                  Jersey Recruitment - Specialists in       Income Tax Department
                                                                  recruitment for the hospitality and       Cyril Le Marquand House
                                                                  catering industry in Jersey.              The Parade
                                                                  22 Hill Street                            St Helier
                                                                  St Helier                                 01534 440300
                                                                  (01534) 617313                  

                                                                                                            Jersey Advisory and Conciliation Service
                                                                  Jersey Careers Service                    (JACS)
                                                                  Dept for Education, Sport and Culture     Trinity House
          Gain the knowledge and skills to move into the          Highlands College                         West Centre
      finance industry with the Park Personnel Fast Track         St Saviour                                Bath Street
                                                                  (01534) 445504                            St Helier
   Induction Course, bring with you good communciation,                                 01534 730305
            numerical and IT skills and a CAN DO attitude                                         

                 courses in February • June • September
                                                                  Higher Education and Professional Education
         Bookings being taken now!                                Highlands College                        BPP Professional Education
                                                                  01534 608608                             01534 711800
   An intensive full time course giving you the necessary            
           skills to work in Trust or Funds Administration
                                                                  Jersey Business School                   Channel Islands Training & Development
          Professional trainers will demystify the finance        01534 754000                             01534 737701
         industry and offer you practical tips and helpful 
                         advice to Fast Track your career

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