Listed service provider JTC has been awarded a STEP Gold Employer Partner accreditation across ten of its jurisdictions, in recognition of the firm’s supportive and empowering office culture.
JTC’s recognition, which is part of STEP’s Employer Partnership Programme (STEP EPP), is testament to the strength of the policies, practices and structures that the firm has in place to support its growing international private wealth offering, along with the encouragement and opportunities it provides to staff wishing to progress in their career.
The ‘gold’ status has been awarded to JTC in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man, BVI, Cayman Islands, Switzerland, USA, Malaysia, Singapore and New Zealand. Trisha George, an Assistant Manager from the Private Wealth Services team based in the BVI, is seen here being presented with the official accreditation certification from STEP’s Chief Executive, George Hodgson.
The STEP EPP, formerly known as the Employer Training Scheme, was introduced in November 2014 as a pilot accreditation scheme. The initiative enables STEP to support the professional development of its members, by way of providing a structured support programme, online resources for professional development and networking opportunities, so that employers’ existing achievements can be enhanced further.
Wendy Holley, Group Chief Operating Officer, commented on this recognition:
“JTC depends on the professional capability of its employees and the success and growth of the business is directly linked to the investment made in professional qualifications. The STEP Gold Employer Partner accreditation will allow enhancements to the personal development of many and we are incredibly proud to have been recognised for our efforts in attaining this accreditation”.
STEP’s Head of Employer Partnerships, Jenni Hutchinson added:
“JTC has clearly demonstrated a solid commitment to providing their STEP staff with the best possible learning and development opportunities and, as a result, strengthening the overall financial services industry through high-quality, structured professional development.
“The firm is a fine example of private wealth expertise and employee culture and is a great addition to STEP’s Employer Partnership Programme.”
STEP is the global professional association for practitioners who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning. STEP works to improve public understanding of the issues families face in this area and promotes education and high professional standards among its members. STEP members help families plan for their futures, from drafting wills to issues surrounding international families, protection of the vulnerable, family businesses and philanthropic giving. Full STEP members, known as TEPs, are internationally recognised as experts in their field, with proven qualifications and experience.
Find out more at www.step.org