STEP Employer Partnership Programme

Here you will find the latest news from the Employer Partnership Programme

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Latest Partners 

We are delighted to welcome Estera as our latest Platinum Employer Partner. Estera has been accredited across 12 offices globally having submitted a comprehensive application to substantiate their robust L&D provision. We look forward to working with you in the next three years and beyond.

Congratulations and a warm welcome to TD Wealth Private Trust who have been accredited as a Platinum Employer Partner accross 18 Canadian offices. We look forward to working with you.

Congratulations and a warm welcome to Brodies LLP who have been accredited as a Gold Partner. We look forward to working with you.


Congratulations to Awdry Bailey & Douglas Solicitors on their successful re-accreditation as an Employer Partner. They have shown that their learning and development provisions and policy sits at the forefront across all departments and that they are actively investing in their employee’s growth. Well done and congratulations again.

Many congratulations to Mishcon de Reya LLP who has successfully completed the process to become re-accredited as a Platinum Employer Partner. Well done! Mishcon de Reya LLP invests heavily in systems and processes to support the learning and development of their staff as they progress through their studies and beyond. We are delighted to be able to continue our working relationship for the next three years and beyond.

Congratulations to Carey Olsen (Guernsey and Jersey) who has successfully completed the process to become re-accredited as a Platinum Employer Partner. Carey Olsen continues to strengthen its approach to learning and development on the job, both in terms of academic research and theoretical study, as well as through practical application of such knowledge, to encourage and facilitate both approaches to work in tandem and in a complementary manner.

2019 Private Client Award Finalists
Congratulations to all of the 2019 Private Client Award finalists and a special congratulations to our esteemed employer partners who have been shortlisted this year. We had a huge 19 employer partner’s nominated across the 20 categories and they are: RSM, Rawlinson & Hunter, Farrer & Co, Dentons, Bedell Cristin, Carey Olsen, Cidel Asset Management, RBC Wealth Management, Tilney, Ocorian, Stonehage Fleming, Borden Ladner Gervais, Burges Salmon, Intertrust, JTC, Accuro and Enable Law (Mental Capacity Team). We are also proud to have 3 nominations within the Young Practitioner of the Year category that are, Sam Dewes from BDO, Ronnie Myers TEP from Burges Salmon and Jasmin Semlitsch from Bedell Cristin. Again, congratulations to all finalist we wish you all the best of luck for the upcoming Private Client Awards dinner held on the 25 September 2019. To see the full list of finalists and to register your place, visit

Congratulations to Hawksford who have successfully completed the process to become re-accredited as a Platinum Employer Partner. Their ongoing commitment to the programme supports their strategy of continuous investment in their people, providing support, encouragement and advice to help them achieve their full potential.

Congratulations to Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP who have successfully completed the process to become re-accredited as a Gold Employer Partner in Scotland. Their L&D provision continues to thrive and develop and we are delighted to be able to continue our working relationship.

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STEP Courses 

  • Online course The Informed Trustee - ENROL NOW
  • The Informed Trustee, course will equip both established and aspiring trustees with awareness and knowledge of a broad range of governance issues, and in particular charity regulation and charity finance matters. The course will be open for enrolment in 2018. To be notified by email when the course is open for enrolment and receive some sample materials, please register your details here

New CPD Learning- An Introduction to GDPR -

Offered free of charge to all STEP Members. Pre-recorded, one hour webinar will help you raise awareness of data protection within your workforce.

Topics covered include:

The significance of data protection legislation
The changes brought about by GDPR
The data protection principles
Points to consider if you’re a Data Controller
Thinking about data subjects
Keeping yourself and your business compliant

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CI Zone Update - Transforming Work - May 2019

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Latest events

The annual EPP Forum on Employee Engagement took place on Wednesday 26 June in Farringdon at the RSM office.

60 second interviews

  • Lorraine Wheeler, TEP, is Director, Private Wealth at IQ-EQ Management (Jersey) (June 2019)
  • Janine Lane, Business Partner – Learning and Development at Nedgroup Trust, Guernsey (June 2019)
  • Bonnie Steiner, TEP, Partner at Stonehage Fleming in Neuchâtel, Switzerland (May 2019)

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Technical webinars for EPP Partners

  • The Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive, 19 February 2019, Emily Deane TEP, STEP

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Case Studies

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Employer Briefing

The latest employer newsletter for December is out view now (Login required)

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