What is JP Morgan's Corporate Analyst Development Program?

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I don't have much experience in the banking industry as my major is physics. I've been "offered" (haven't applied but verbal offer) a place on JPM's corporate analyst program in Bournemouth, UK and upon reading the description I'm a bit confused as to what it actually is (front office or back?)

Here's what they've told me:
"Our two-year program is widely renowned and will give you the opportunity to learn about how our businesses come together to serve our clients. It all starts with our introductory training that provides a clear overview of our firm's history, the scale and scope of our organization and where we're heading.

From there, you will work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment on various teams across the firm. Rotations could be in any line of business including the Corporate & Investment Bank, Asset Management, Commercial Bank, Consumer & Community Banking and Corporate, including Global Real Estate, Global Supplier Services, Cyber Security, Strategy and Process Improvement, and many more. You will experience a range of core disciplines through four managed rotations into areas including analytics and business management, project management, process improvement, and risk and control, which will give you exposure to the scale of our organization and how our businesses work together. During your rotations, you will work alongside a variety of partners - from peers to business executives - to make real contributions and ensure we are running effectively, driving growth, managing risk and maintaining our global reputation for excellence.

A combination of hands on, leadership and functional training and development will stretch you, while a supportive team will encourage you to grow. Upon completion of the program, you will work with the program team to identify a permanent role, the first of many in your career at JPMorgan Chase."

JP Morgan's Corporate Analyst Internship Program Overview

While analyst programs are typically for first year hires and undergraduate students, each program is slightly different in what they offer.

With this specific JP Morgan opportunity, it revolves around more work in the back office and has the same concept as an operations position.

While this may be an interesting opportunity for some, it is not suited for everyone as @Draper Specter and Co., an investment banking associate, puts it:

Draper Specter And Co. - Investment Banking Associate:

This is not a job where anybody with any real ambition should expect to build a career. It is very difficult to move into the FO from the BO so I would avoid it if you can.

You can learn more about the intern program related to the corporate development program in the picture below.

Learn more about the program on the program website and application.

Read more about JP Morgan Chase on the Wall Street Oasis Company Database.

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Comments (12)

May 5, 2017

You went through a whole round of interviews and still don't know what you would be doing/only looked at the job description post offer?

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May 5, 2017
<span itemprop=name>guggroth93</span>:

You went through a whole round of interviews and still don't know what you would be doing/only looked at the job description post offer?

Sorry - was "offered" meaning told apply for this and you've got it. Verbal offer without recruitment process. Should have made that clear!

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May 5, 2017

It's back office. Basically the same thing as ops. I did the internship for this program. If you are a physics major, I imagine you are relatively intelligent and driven. This is not a job where anybody with any real ambition should expect to build a career. It is very difficult to move into the FO from the BO so I would avoid it if you can.

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May 5, 2017

Thanks a lot! :) Probably won't go through the bother of applying then if it's similar to ops. How did you get into M&A may I ask? Not knowing much about banking yet I'm hoping to pick up as many tips as possible!

May 11, 2017

A professor put me in touch with the head of my current firm. He had just had a guy leave and was looking for an off-cycle hire that worked well with my timing.

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May 7, 2017

I would bring up that you're interested in IB or M&A to HR or to the recruiter you are talking to. You should ask what is the process there.

May 11, 2017

Feel like those are a lot of rotations for a 2year program... Like do you choose your top 3 rotations you want to work with?
I feel as if, you won't have learned the micro's of any 1 process nor honed enough skills from that process. But you would have a great baseline of understanding the different operations and how they play a role in the bigger picture.

May 12, 2017

I know a few people who have done 2-yrs CADP and then jumped into an Associate (Commercial Banker) role. I'd recommend networking hard as you head into Year 2 so that you can secure an offer before your two-year stint is up.

May 18, 2017

Great program but doesn't sound like what you're looking for. How about bust your ass and get a FO IB job rather than letting this JPM DP fall in your lap?

Oct 1, 2018

Its just a fancy way to say "Operations".. this program used to be called Operations Analyst Development Program.

Oct 31, 2018

Bump.

I was offered to go to the CAPD summit. The application has a corporate banking position you can apply to? How does that work if it's BO?

Jun 7, 2019
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