DBA Apprentice at J.P. Morgan

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Degree Apprenticeship
£15,000 annually
Review Date:
February 2017

Review Score


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


My current job role at J.P Morgan is within the database team. Essentially we 'keep the lights on' for all the applications that run across the bank worldwide. We monitor every database, getting alerts when there is an issue or error happening within a database and our job is to fit these alerts and errors

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


I have learned many new skills as well as developed existing skills. Database administration skills are completely new to me and I feel I am learning these skills in depth. Presenting skills as well as Excel skills I have developed in my current time here.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I enjoy my program very very much! The opportunities that I have been giving working for J.P Morgan I could not receive anywhere else and I am very happy to be apart of this degree team

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


I feel very valued by J.P. Morgan, I do not feel like a number in a sea of people but rather very looked after by both the schools team as well as my managers. Even members of my team make me feel valued and encourage me to learn

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


I feel that this brand new degree program is structured and organized. We are the first group of students to go through this degree with J.P as well as at our university BPP and with this in mind we are all doing very well for the first year.

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


I feel that the support from my training provider is very good. If I ever have any questions the email responses are prompt and helpful, everything I need to know gets answered in a professional and helpful manner.

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


I receive a lot of support from my employer. The job that I am training in is very technical and requires a lot of training, knowledge and support and I feel as though my manager and therefor employer are very supportive of me.

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


I feel as though my salary package just meets my costs. The cost of living in this area is not low and at most times I find that my salary only just meets my needs

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


There are many opportunities for me outside of work. For example I go to many local schools to promote the apprenticeship and J.P. Morgan on top of this the Good Work committee offers opportunities for us outside of work

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


9b. Why? *

I would recommend J.P. Morgan to a friend because I feel this is an amazing opportunity to get a degree and some of the best work experiences in technology

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

I would tell someone applying to J.P. Morgan to just be themselves, show the team who you really are and be confidant. As well, I would tell someone applying not to speak over others in the application process but stand out on your own

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