Charli Truscott

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Charli Truscott

Marketing Assistant | Jersey Finance

What does a typical day look like for you? 

A typical cliché, but no two days are the same. In a day, I can be doing anything from creating a graphic for a social media post, writing a news article, meeting to plan an event or recording a podcast. One area of focus in my role is careers and skills; I love this part of my role as I get to interact with local schools and students to help them understand more about Jersey’s finance industry. 

How did you get your job? / What training, degree, education do you need? 

I left school after completing my A-Levels and went straight into the finance industry as I felt university wasn’t the right fit for me. I joined a trainee rotation scheme where I completed a marketing placement and found the perfect career for me! I started my full-time marketing role at Jersey Finance, and I am currently studying towards a level 4 certificate in digital marketing.

What are the most important skills needed for your role/job? 

Soft skills are essential to be aware of as they weave into everyday working life. Things such as communication skills, time management and teamwork are all soft skills that I use daily not only at work but in my personal life too. Being able to think creatively also helps me in my role; sometimes we have to find new ways to say the same message, whilst keeping it engaging for our audience. 

Are there any future skills you will need to learn for your role? 

I am currently studying towards my level 4 certificate in digital marketing, which involves improving current skills and learning new ones to implement in my role.  With the finance industry becoming more digital, I will definitely be learning and improving on many skills in my role, including podcasts and video content.

What is the best part of your job? / What motivates you in this role?

One of the best parts of my role is being able to interact with local schools and students. I love being able to speak to people, share knowledge and see where we can help them build relationships. The team I work with is also another amazing part of my role. I am lucky to work with a team that supports and motivates me and helps me to be the best I can every day.

What advice would you give someone interested in a career in your profession? 

 For anyone interested in a marketing career, I would tell them to be bold and take up every opportunity you can. If I hadn’t completed my initial marketing placement, I would not be in my current role today!

What is on your bucket list and why? 

One item on my bucket list is to go on a yoga retreat abroad, ideally in a sunny location. I practice yoga in my spare time, and I am a regular visitor to hot pod yoga. I have always loved the idea of taking some time out to recharge, reconnect and meet new people in the process. 

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