Work and Play: Making the most of Work Life Balance

1 July 2007

Contact: Sari Cuming, Marketing Manager, sari.cuming@db.com

Source: Deutsche Bank International Limited

Location: Jersey

Going wine tasting in France, bartering for garden furniture and spending time in Luxembourg might not sound like activities that you would normally associate with working in banking. Tracy de la Mare, however, has discovered that they have formed a significant part of her career at Deutsche Bank so far.

Tracy, 24 years old, has worked at Deutsche Bank in Jersey for six years. In that time, she has accomplished a great deal – both professionally and socially. Having started out as a trainee administrator, Tracy has progressed to her current role of Manager in the Capital Markets team. On top of this professional development, she has also benefited from a whole range of opportunities that the Bank has offered her, dismissing any stereotypes of a mundane banking job.

“People often have stereotypes of a job in banking,” says Tracy. “Sitting in an office in front of a computer or serving customers as a cashier. But in reality, a job in Jersey’s offshore banking sector can be so much more than that.”

After having completed her A-Levels at Hautlieu School, Tracy discussed her career options with her school adviser.

“I realised that going to university wasn’t for me. Having studied French and German, a career with an international perspective appealed to me and my careers adviser suggested offshore banking. So, when an opportunity came up at Deutsche Bank, I applied and was fortunate enough to be offered the job. As a young person embarking on a career, it offered me a good start and the package was really attractive.”

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