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One of the more enjoyable banks to work for. Was given real responsibility and I was often encouraged to go out and meet or shadow people.
My colleagues although busy did try to show me how to do things. It can be high pressured, and tempers can fray, but it is never personal and the team functions well as a unit.
My manager was quite senior, and did not spend much time with us. On a day to day basis though I was managed by a supervisor. There were opportunities to meet senior management at events arranged by HR.
There were some long hours, and I was always kept busy. The hours are longer than average, but you get what you put in, and to have work usually means they trust you to do it!
By the end I was competent enough to process some types of transactions on my own, and I felt the team trusted me. We always peer review each others work so there was always a safety net even if I did things wrong.
I developed a lot of soft skills there, and learnt what investment banking is like to work in as an industry. I also developed good attention to detail and also useful excel skills.
The team was lively, and there were regular socials. My team enjoyed having snacks lying around, and people were not afraid to just have a chat sometimes.
Events were well organised for HR with many socials for interns. Team had a clear idea of what they wanted me to do, and taught me accordingly.
The internship was more about learning on the job, rather than any investment in training. However they did invest in many events so that we could meet senior people in the business and hear about their experiences.
I would like to consider returning to JP Morgan in the future, as I think it is a good place to work with a diverse amount of people.
There was a good social scene, and a combination of HR run events as well as intern arranged ones. There was always something to do each week!
Expensive in the city! But this is expected in London so just make the most of the time there!
London is a busy city, lots of bars, clubs and pubs so you cannot complain.
Not too many, but we were able to get involved in some volunteering. There are also some sports or societies that you can join.
Internship (1-4 Months)
14th September 2010