Sharpen S.

Project Analyst
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About me

Sharpen S.
Politics, Economics and Philosophy
Economics & Philosophy
Undergraduate
Halifax
2016
China

My employment

Project Analyst
J.P. Morgan
United Kingdom
Finance and consultancy
Large business (250+ employees)
2016

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A day in the life of a Project Analyst in the United Kingdom

Chinese graduate starting a career in investment banking in the UK

What I do

I work on Currencies & Emerging Markets and Rates related projects based in London covering FX and Rates related projects / initiatives.

What I like most

Great diversity within the firm along with supportive culture especially for graduates. Also the fast-paced environment allows me to constantly challenge and develop myself.

What I like least

Very different working style within the large organization.

How I looked for work

I have completed the ten-week Operations Analyst Development summer internship programme after my second year. And I received the full-time job offer at the end of the internship. (For the internship I applied through their online application portal in October / November)

Finding work in the UK

International students should target employers who can provide Tier 2 visa sponsorship before applying for graduate jobs. Overcoming this by understanding the immigration rules and check the list of Tier 2 sponsors on Home Office's website.

How I found out about the job

Employer's website

The recruitment process

Internship only: online application at the start of November then followed by the assessment centre in two weeks in London headquarter.

How my visa affected the recruitment process

No impact as this is not one of the selection criteria.

Contacting me

Anything you would like to know about invetstment banks.

Next steps...

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