Walkers opened its doors to 78 students, faculty members and parents from several high schools and tertiary institutions in the Cayman Islands last month. In two sessions, members of the Walkers Trainee Committee and current articled clerks Erin Panton and Michael Testori presented financial services career options as well as employment, internship and scholarship opportunities at the firm.
A subsequent networking event for the students allowed them to meet with other Walkers staff from the legal, financial, IT, compliance, marketing, human resources, operations and professional services groups.
“It takes a variety of skills and job functions to run a successful international business and we wanted to use this as an opportunity to highlight that to the students,” said Jordana Clarke, head of training and development at Walkers. “We also encouraged those who are considering law as a career to think about applying for one of our scholarships.”
The students, from Cayman Prep High School, Cayman Islands Further Education Centre, John Gray High School, St. Ignatius Catholic School, UCCI, ICCI, Grace Christian Academy and the Truman Bodden Law School, also had the opportunity to win prizes in a Jeopardy-style quiz and a random number draw.
Antonia Hardy, Walkers’ Cayman Islands office managing partner, said, “It was fantastic to be able to show senior students the inside of the Walkers building and to really engage in mapping out their careers. A number of students asked very intelligent questions and even brought their resumes. I would like to thank all the schools who agreed to participate, and we hope to be able to put on more events like this in the future.”