Walkers aims to mentor students as it launches its free inaugural Business Summer School

Walkers is offering sixth form students in Guernsey the chance to gain a real insight into the world of work whether in financial services, other important local industries or as an entrepreneur in a week-long Business School running this summer.

Walkers' Business Summer School will run every afternoon from Monday 12 to Friday 16 July, and has been created to offer young people the opportunity to learn about life in the workplace and the varied different career paths available in Guernsey, including setting up a business.

The course, will feature a mock board meeting; sessions with accountants, fiduciaries and bankers, a mock trial before a real judge, an overview of Guernsey law; and a "Meet the Entrepreneurs" session. Members of Walkers own team, especially the younger lawyers, will be available throughout to share their own experiences in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

Walkers partner Alison Ozanne said: "We want this to be a highly informative and immersive experience that is as accessible as possible – we are not looking for polished CVs , just a simple, short statement from the candidate about how they would hope to benefit from attending.

"There are some amazing career opportunities for young people in Guernsey but young people need to be given the chance to understand and discuss the options. That is what we aim to achieve with the Walkers Business Summer School, and we look forward to seeing as many applications as possible from young Islanders who would like to be involved."

Following a merger with another well known local firm, Walkers is celebrating its fifth anniversary in Guernsey this year. The firm has offices in ten jurisdictions worldwide and employs more lawyers than any other offshore firm. Walkers has nine partners in its Guernsey office leading teams specialising in Insolvency & Dispute Resolution, Investment Funds & Corporate, Insurance, Banking & Finance, Private Capital & Trusts and Employment.

Anyone interested in applying for the Walkers Business Summer School should send a short statement about what they hope to get out of the experience to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Matt SandersManaging PartnerT +44 (0) 1481 748 914matt.sanders@walkersglobal.com
Alison OzannePartnerT +44 (0) 1481 748 905alison.ozanne@walkersglobal.com