David Rogers, SurreyDavid Rogers is an ACA trainee at Crowe Morgan who relocated to the Isle of Man from Surrey just under two years ago.
For a trainee so young in his career, David’s trajectory has been impressive, having passed all his exams the first time around and secured a position at an esteemed firm.
While his successes are due to his commitment to his studies, the experiences afforded by working on-island are manifold and have been fundamental to his growth.
‘The Island offers amazing support, and everyone that I’ve met has been so keen to help me,’ says David. ‘The variety and exposure to work is something that I’d have struggled to experience working within a large London firm.’
The beauty of any island community is the combination of high-density living and the meeting of urban spaces, and the Island’s capital, Douglas defies the complexities of typical urban sprawling: it is a compact city that is part traditional seaside town, part working port, and part thriving financial centre.
This has afforded David a five-minute commute, which in turn has enabled him time to expedite his studies and thus his career.
Yet the benefits of a better work/life balance alone are not enough of an attraction to sustain expat longevity entirely. The Isle of Man effortlessly manages to combine rural living with the bustle of any metropolitan city, and it has so much to offer its residents, from exceptional employment opportunities to a vibrant cultural scene for both career veterans and rookies alike.