Jodie Martin is a Private Wealth Administrator at Intertrust and here she tells us how she got to where she is today, an award win and what’s coming up next.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Guernsey. My mum is from here and my dad from the UK but his Grandparents were from here, too. I went to The Guernsey Grammar School and the Sixth Form Centre.
How did you start your career?
After school I went straight into work as a fund administrator at a local firm which has subsequently been bought out. I was there for two and a half years and then took a move into recruitment. Recruitment was good, challenging, but it opened up a lot of doors. I knew I wanted to get back into Financial Services and probably more into Trust than Funds. That role allowed me to get to know all of the firms here and help pick which one I wanted to go to.
Tell us about your time at Intertrust
Intertrust was the only place I applied for. I had heard they were really good, I knew people who worked here and the recruitment company I worked for had placed people in jobs here. We didn’t have a lot of new candidates from Intertrust which says a lot, because people who work here weren’t actively looking around. So I knew their reputation was good and wanted to explore a career with them.
I got the job I applied for which was Private Wealth Administrator. I’ve been here two and a half years now and since joining I’ve done my STEP certificate, moving on to the diploma this year. I have my own growing portfolio of clients and it’s really varied which is great for my experience. I have lots of opportunities to be client facing and get to meet intermediaries and Business Partners which can be rare for administrators.
Congratulations on your award! Can you tell us more about this?
I was nominated for the Citywealth Trust Administrator of the Year in 2019 after having been here for two years. This award is special because I was nominated by a client anonymously. I found out because Marie McNeela and Alison Parry came to my desk to tell me! It was very exciting. I travelled to London for the awards dinner and I won! I was very shocked and had to go on stage to accept the award and have my photo taken. Luckily I didn’t have to give a big speech. It really proves to me that people outside of the organisation recognise the hard work that I put in. It’s amazing that my manager and colleagues support me, but to know that my clients see my extra effort too means a lot to me.
What’s next for you at Intertrust?
Next for me is finish my diploma by the end of 2021 and progress my career at Intertrust. I want to continue to strengthen my portfolio of clients. I’m a people person and it’s the side of the job I enjoy the most. I know we have technology solutions coming down the road which will mean I get even more time to spend with my clients and give them an even better level of service which is really what drives me to succeed. I can’t wait to see who I meet in the future. I know some wonderful people already and the future is really exciting.
Marie McNeela, Managing Director Intertrust Guernsey says;
“Jodie and other young talent like her are a key part of our future. The recognition she received through her award is very well deserved and we’re proud she’s part of our team”