Aspiring professional (within IS) at J.P. Morgan

Start Date:
Central London & City
Programme Type:
Work Experience
Review Date:
August 2015

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1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:


My day in JP Morgan varied,the first week we were intorduced to all tbr different aspects of banking such as IS, IB and TS;this was done through teach-in sessions which were very useful. The second week we were mostly in our line of business, mine was investor services. We had to develop a project which was to promote Jp Morgan to potential clients. We also got to sot in in many phonecalls, visited Jp Morgans private bank and the metal exchange.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?


Yes through meeting new people both within Jp Morgan and on the internship,i have developed my communication and confidence; two skills which i hoped to improve. Additionally i have developed my analytical and thinking skills through this experience.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I honestly can say i loved every second of it and would not hesitate for a secind to return. As this was my first time in london i really did enjoy the atmosphere, people and experience as a whole.

4. How valued do you feel by J.P. Morgan?


I lover how all employees treat everyone equal within Jp Morgan and they dont look down on you because of your background, race, gender or age. My mentor [This section of the comment has been removed by a member of the RateMyApprenticeship Team because it did not meet our site terms and conditions] made me feel really valued as she included me in everything and let me sit in on her meetings. Additionally the whole team on IS made me feel so welcomed as they always smiled, said hello and asked if i was getting on ok.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


I cannot fault a thing about organisation and structure! Everything was planned out which i loved as i knew what i was going to be doing daily. Nothing was ever called off,and everything was on time. Jp morgan could not improve on this because it was perfect!

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?


Yes i receive support,currently we are emailing eachother, and she is giving me advice on university and personal statements which is great!

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?


I am not in direct contact with my employer as there is 50 of us on the programme, however my mentor provides me with great support.

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?


I went to Jp morgan on the aspiring professionals programme, therefore i did not receive a salary so this does not apply to me. However anyone who worked in Jp Morgan did say thay they do gey paid enough so to my knowledge their salary would meet their costs.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


I went on the aspiring professionals programme, in which i came from Northern Ireland to attend. Therefore i am not aware of oppertunities oitside work, however they did mention the oppertunity to travel. Additinally my mentor mentioned that their is the chance to change what area of banking you are in which is good.

9. Would you recommend J.P. Morgan to a friend?


9b. Why?

They are a great company and because of their reputation and status, promoions can be easily got. The people within Jp Morgan are also a reason why i would recommend them, they are vey friendly and will always help you.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to J.P. Morgan?

I would advice people applying to do their reseach and know what is going on on the financial world, read the newspaper and listen to the news. I would also reserch Jp morgan and get to know about them and have an idea which aspect of banking they would like to go into.

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