For six weeks this summer, Student Jonathon Ebanks will once again have the opportunity to learn about pension administration through an internship at Saxon Administration Ltd., agents for Silver Thatch Pensions.
Building on his previous summer’s internship, Jonathon will be gaining pension administration skills as well as learning about the financial industry. He will also have the chance to participate in the company’s team meetings and attend client meetings with the CEO of Saxon, Brian Williams.
‘Investing in our community, particularly our youth, is of paramount importance to Saxon,’ said Mr. Williams.
‘We recognize it to be core to our social corporate responsibility to support young Caymanians by giving them work experience and training opportunities while they are still in school, so they are as prepared as they can be before embarking on working life.’
Having earned an Associate’s degree in 2008 from Jefferson College in Missouri, Jonathon is currently studying at Wingate University, North Carolina and is pursing a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management. Returning home for the summer, Mr. Ebanks is also a member of the Cayman Islands National under 23 football team, and Saxon has offered Jonathon a flexible work schedule during his internship.
‘There is immense value in the youth gaining insight into the diverse sectors within the financial services industry as it is one of the key drivers of the national economy,’ said Mr. Williams.
Over the years Saxon has also accommodated work experience opportunities from students of the Young Parents’ Programme and the Chamber of Commerce Mentoring Cayman programme.
Year 12 John Gray High School student Shaneil Vassell of the Chamber of Commerce Mentoring programme and Pathfinders member is currently working for Saxon on a two-week paid internship. Ms. Vassell is being cross trained in a variety of areas such as administrative work and reception as well as learning about pension administration.