A TRAINEE administrator from PRAXISIFM has been shortlisted for ‘One to Watch’ in the ICSA Jersey Awards 2017.
Sophie O’Halloran joined PraxisIFM in February 2017 within one of its private client teams. She quickly became an integral member of the team and has shown great potential.
‘Sophie is definitely one of our “acorns” and should have a great career ahead of her in finance’, said Richard Kearsey, managing director of PraxisIFM Trust in Jersey.
‘Sophie is extremely well mannered and is already demonstrating strong communication skills. We believe she has a bright future at PraxisIFM and will be a great role model for future trainees.’
Normally, PraxisIFM trainees undergo a three-month probationary period. However, as Miss O’Halloran showed great aptitude and demonstrated such a strong work ethic, her appointment to the permanent staff was confirmed a month early.
‘Sophie is self-motivated and quick to learn. She completes all her tasks accurately and efficiently with minimum supervision, leading to business expectations being met on a timely basis,’ added Mr Kearsey.
Educated at Le Rocquier School, Miss O’Halloran went on to study at Highlands College where she completed her Level 3 sport studies diploma.
After Highlands College, Miss O’Halloran travelled to Thailand to do a three-month internship at a PADI Dive centre where she became a certified dive master. Whilst in Thailand she also volunteered for Koh Tao’s leading marine conservation non-profit organisation, Eco Koh Tao.
As well as her love for diving, in her spare time Miss O’Halloran helps out at the Bouley Bay Dive Centre. When not in the water, she enjoys going to the gym and boxing.
The winners of this year’s ICSA Jersey Awards will be announced on 29 September at Hotel de France. A total of 44 companies entered the awards and 14 have been shortlisted across a variety of categories.