he US-based investment bank J.P. Morgan is reinforcing its commitment to ex-military recruitment by offering two internship programs for forces leavers in the New Year. These will be based in London and Bournemouth.
J.P. Morgan was the first US Investment Bank to sign the British Armed Forces Corporate Covenant, which operates on the principles that the armed forces community should not face disadvantage compared to other citizens in the provision of public and commercial services, and that special consideration is appropriate in some cases, especially for those who have given most, such as the injured and the bereaved.
The company is committed to providing opportunities for service leavers, and says: “We recognise that the dedicated focus, translatable skills and unquestionable work ethic possessed by veterans enables us to deliver the best possible results for our clients.”
The internships are designed to provide corporate experience and could see participants working in one or more business areas, including investment banking, technology, management, sales, research and risk management. As well as on-the-job experience, training will be provided within a participant’s field or area.
Interns will also have access to monthly Insight Sessions that can provide further information and education to help make a successful transition from the military to the civilian business world.
Applicants are expected to have a number of key skills, including analytical and problem-solving skills, excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team. These are all so-called “soft skills” that applicants are likely to have developed during their time spent in the armed forces. Additional valued qualities include leadership, the ability to work under pressure and the ability to fit into new environments.
The deadline for applications is 15th January, and more information can be found here.