1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
UAT Tester: We test new applications and tech developments before they can be used in production. I interact internally with technology and operation. I have no external interactions.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Working towards my IOC Level 4. I have done no internal or external training courses. Currently developing tech, communication (on the phone)and project management skills.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
The role itself is challenging as it is completely new to me. However I see this as a positive and my team is made up of great people who I enjoy working with.
4. How valued do you feel by J.P. Morgan?
I have been very involved in projects from my first day in the office and feel like my work is recognised and appreciated by my team and manager. The apprentices as a whole get recognition by the company however individually this recognition is limited, however I feel this is to be expected from such a large company.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The programme is very well structured, 4 days working and one day studying per week. I receive monthly 1:1 meetings with my manager to make sure I am on track and to plan what I need to work on for the following month and receive lots of support in regards to my work and study from my manager/team.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
We have regular lectures which are good to ensure that all the content for the exam is being covered and it is more interesting and engaging that simply reading from a textbook all day! We also have many points of contact to email if we have any issues or concerns outside of these lectures.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I have never had any need to contact HR however I have monthly meetings with my manager to ensure regular support however they are always available at any point if I require help or have any problems in between these meetings.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
I think for an apprenticeship mine offers a very competitive salary. I had to relocate and move out from my family home and my salary covers my living costs and travel back to my family at the weekends and I still have a little leftover each month for other spending or saving.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
The apprenticeship offers a huge amount of opportunities to be involved in external events with the Schools Team such as careers event and mock interviews. The company also has a variety of Business Resource Groups as well as other sports team, activities and opportunities to volunteer in the community.
9a. Would you recommend J.P. Morgan to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
The apprenticeship and the company offer so many opportunities/activities outside your day to day role, a wide range of support and there is unlimited room for progression at J.P Morgan.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to J.P. Morgan? *
Stay relaxed and be yourself; the application process is not intended to trip you up, the schools team want you to do well! If you are successful make sure to take full advantage of any opportunity you are offered, even if you have never done anything like it before. Ask lots of questions, never do anything at work if you are unsure.
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