Ocorian relaunches Student Training Programme

Committee Heads, Brian Ryan and Cassandra Fish-Myles

In 2023, Ocorian’s Cayman Islands office formally re-established its student training and development programme. The programme is open to Caymanian students who have completed high school and are embarking on, or have recently completed, tertiary education – locally or overseas – with a keen interest in professional and legal services.

The student training and development programme in Ocorian’s Cayman Islands office aims to provide students with an opportunity to experience the day-to-day operations of a business in the fast-paced financial and legal services industry. Placements are available in the following areas:

  • Legal
  • Corporate
  • Funds
  • Capital Markets
  • Private Client
  • Business Support (compliance, finance and operations).

Each student will be paired with a mentor, offering expert support and guidance during their time at Ocorian.

Committee Head and Assistant Manager of Legal Operations, Brian Ryan said: “I’m extremely pleased to see this programme come to fruition. Ocorian has a long history in the Cayman Islands, and it’s time we formally share our expertise and knowledge with young Caymanian students who are interested in a career within the financial and legal services industry.”

Opportunities for all

Ocorian offers paid student internships, which run on an annual basis for up to 4-week periods between May and September. For 2024, our application slots will open on 19 February 2024 and close on 15 April 2024.

For students aged 16 and over in a year 12 programme, Ocorian also offers work experience opportunities on a rolling basis throughout each year. This emphasizes careful collaboration with local institutions, such as the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre, the University College of the Cayman Islands and Cayman Finance.

Abigail Ebanks

Last year local college student Abigail Ebanks participated in Ocorian’s student training and development programme. She spent time in Ocorian’s business support, legal and private client departments. There she was exposed to the inner work of the business and received guidance on career path options, in addition to soft skills such as office etiquette and resume writing.

“I leave Ocorian with a much greater understanding of how the industry operates in the Cayman Islands,” Ebanks said at the time. “I never thought so many functions were interconnected – I was shown the value of collaboration and teamwork.”

Applications can be made via the careers section of the firm’s website at www.ocorian.com/careers.

Alternatively, relevant queries and submissions including a cover letter and resume can be made via email at KY-Students@ocorian.com.

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