1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I am a Technology Risk Analyst for EMEA Banking Technology. We aim to to evaluate and manage risk to allow us to partner with the regional business and face off to regulators, driving risk out of the organisation. My day to day role involves pulling/sorting data for different reports/meetings, meeting with people from all over the world to collect different kinds of information, organise and chase updates on different breaks/items to ensure deadlines are kept to and risk is supported.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Yes all kinds. Such as organisation,time management, how to use a variety of risk tools/software, communication etc.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I really enjoy working at JP Morgan, and feel as though the qualification offered is relevant and worth while for our career's in the finance industry. We are also lucky enough to have a whole study day given a week to enable us to have enough time preparing for exams which works well along side all the support given by both JP Morgan and BPP.
4. How valued do you feel by J.P. Morgan?
I feel valued by J.P Morgan because of the support given to not only apprentices but me as an individual.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
Very. We were given a schedule at the start of the programme which simply layed out when exams are, taskbooks due, on site study days etc, which has been kept to and structured for our benefit. Events, exams etc are all well organised, with revision sessions booked in advance.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
The support from BPP is great. We have one to ones with our Tutor and manager for profetional discussions, contacts for multiple lecturers if we ever need anything as well as different sources of revision, practise exam papers etc
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
The support network from JP Morgan is huge. The Mentoring system, committee's, management, and especially Phill and Gemma (who run the apprenticeship) have helped me a lot in the process of me joining the firm and any problems/issues i've been faced with. It's made life much easier and is one of the best things about working here.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
I commute from Southampton, and still live at home with my Parents at the moment so my Salary meets my costs.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
9. Would you recommend J.P. Morgan to a friend?
The support from the firm, the variation of job roles, opportunities in and out of work, the people that work here.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to J.P. Morgan?
Get a mentor as soon as possible, network, always consider your objectives
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