Employer Partnership Testimonials

Read what our partners have to say about the Employer Partnership Programme (EPP)

STEP is the hallmark of excellence in the trust, corporate and private client industry and JTC is proud to have partnered with them over many years, be that via professional education programmes, employee memberships or via award nominations.  At JTC we strongly believe in continuous learning and development; we see this as essential in our mission to be excellent in what we do and therefore excellent in how we support our clients and each other. 

The strength of this relationship with STEP, and developing the technical expertise of our people through STEP’s high quality Employer Partnership Programme, helps JTC to continue to provide a high quality service to clients. 

Rebecca Stannard is Associate Director – Business Development & Marketing for the JTC Group


As an organization we are of the view that our people are our most valuable asset. As a consequence we are delighted to partner with STEP the leading training provider in Private Client. Our association and accreditation with them supports our strategy and enhances our ability to provide opportunity to develop our people whilst providing technical excellence and a first class service to our clients.

Andrew Douglas, Partner, Awdry Bailey & Douglas


Taking part in this STEP initiative has been a very worthwhile exercise. We are always keen to enhance our training programmes and invest in the development of our staff and are delighted we achieved the highest accreditation available.

Russell Clark, Head of Trusts Carey Olsen in Guernsey


Cidel Bank & Trust Inc., has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with STEP and is honoured to have achieved gold accreditation with the Employer Partnership Programme. This solidifies Cidel’s commitment to developing its key resource; its people.

In our pursuit to encourage continuing education and ensure that we as a company strive to provide the highest professional standards within our trust, corporate and investment team, we firmly believe that being affiliated with an organisation such as STEP is demonstrative of our commitment to academic and professional excellence. This will ensure that we stay current and are equipped to service our clients globally.

Amanda J. Lashley Vice President, Trust & Legal Cidel Bank & Trust Inc.


At Hewitsons we appreciate that the calibre of our solicitors and the advice they give to our clients is key to our success. We have had a longstanding commitment to training and developing our solicitors and a close relationship with STEP. We are delighted that this has culminated in us being accredited as a STEP Platinum Employer.

Clare Colacicchi, Partner, Hewitsons LLP


Being a Gold Employer Partner in STEP’s new Employer Partnership Programme means we are committed to maintaining high standards of service in our tax and estate planning team, through supporting staff in their training. Our clients can rest assured they are working with lawyers who have the most up to date knowledge. It definitely sets us apart and is a real stamp of approval we can be proud of.

Samantha Piper TEP is an Associate at Meade King LLP, Bristol


We value and endorse STEP as the kite mark of excellence in the industry. We encourage and support all fee earners to become members at the right point in their career. We actively invest in learning and development and encourage staff to train through the ranks, using colleagues as training buddies.

Accreditation publicly reflects our commitment and support of STEP and the importance of STEP membership for practitioners working in this area.

Philip Warford is Managing Director, Renaissance Legal


As part of our firm’s key strategic objectives we recognise the need for well-trained employees and having the opportunity to develop their professional skills is a key source of motivation at our firm. Through high quality structured training and development practices, procedures and effective communication, we are committed to providing learning and development opportunities for our staff and the STEP Platinum Employer accreditation assists us in ensuring that our training and development meets a global, best practice benchmark.

Lisa Vizia, Director, Saffery Champness Registered Fiduciaries, Guernsey


Standard Chartered Private Bank is delighted to be working in partnership with STEP as a platinum member of the STEP Employer Training Scheme. We share STEP’s commitment to the highest standards in trusts and estate planning that brings real benefits to our staff, our business and the wider trusts and estate planning community.

Andrew Cleeton, Head of Trust and Fiduciary Services Switzerland Standard Chartered Private Bank


I am delighted that Vistra Jersey has been granted a pioneer STEP Training Partner Award at the highest level of accreditation. This Award reflects our Group’s commitment to the highest professional standards, not just in Jersey, but across our global network. Our vision is to partner with our clients in the development of their international businesses and, in a rapidly changing environment, excellence can only be achieved by an ongoing commitment to training and development.

Chris Burton, Managing Director, Vistra Jersey


Rawlinson & Hunter has a long association with STEP and we have actively encouraged all our tax and trust based client facing staff to work towards the qualifications and to avail themselves of the CPD and networking opportunities afforded. Gaining the STEP accreditation as an Employer Partner has signalled our commitment to the qualifications and the professional standards that STEP upholds, and has also given us access to a range of tools to improve and enhance our training programmes.

Rawlinson & Hunter