Despite being a worldwide company, the Bournemouth site of J.P. Morgan is a critical component of their network of strategy hubs, supporting multiple locations and products across various time zones. The business always aims to provide clients worldwide with a 24/7 service delivery model. J.P. Morgan is a global leader in financial services, who find solutions for internationally recognised corporations, institutions and governments, in over 100 countries.
The Bournemouth Corporate Centre has more than 4,000 employees, from those working directly with clients of J.P. Morgan’s Corporate and Investment Bank, to those working for the company’s Commercial Bank. This campus is the largest private sector employer in Dorset.
There are additionally a large number of smaller teams within the business, such as operations, technology, audit and compliance. Since 1986, when the company had approximately 650 employees, J.P. Morgan has leveraged the skills of the local workforce in Dorset and throughout the UK in order to grow exponentially. Their employees have diverse backgrounds, ranging from core seasoned professionals to new starters and include mid career hires with rich experience.
Employees have said that J.P. Morgan is a professional, focused place of work which is a fantastic platform for those looking to progress in their career. J.P. Morgan provides an excellent training program for new starters or graduates from university, along with ongoing support and training for long term employees. You don’t need a degree in finance to work for J.P. Morgan either - diversity is good for business and simply makes sense. With such a variety of roles available too, wherever your skills lie, there could be a position suited for you.
One of the attractions to working for J.P. Morgan is how much of a difference you can make, and how visible this can be. The company is one of the largest global financial institutions, so changes in policy can help millions of people and businesses.
At J.P. Morgan, there is the ability to work from home on a regular basis or on a flexible schedule, which a lot of employees find helpful, especially those who are trying to juggle other priorities such as family. They also provide employees with many other benefits when it comes to timekeeping, such as sick pay, or critical illness cover.
In terms of benefits, the company additionally provide a free cafeteria, as well as large spaces for everyone to meet and socialise in during working hours. They also provide benefit sessions on an intermittent basis, which employees find useful, as they not only get to learn about new or existing benefits, they can also provide feedback and suggestions on what benefits there should be moving forward.
Another reason J.P. Morgan is such an exciting place to work is the recognition the business has received. LinkedIn’s Top Companies list, for employers within the U.S., which is based on factors such as employee retention and engagement, ranked J.P. Morgan in the top 20 companies in 2018. They were also the number one ‘Financial Services Employer’.