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Diversity - what it means to us

J.P. Morgan is a place for talented people from all backgrounds and perspectives because our clients come from all backgrounds and perspectives. Gender, race, sexual orientation, age and physical ability are just some of the differences that make people — employees and clients — unique. However, it’s also about having diverse points of view and a different approach to our work. This enables us to see every possibility which helps us to serve our clients better. We can do this by creating and encouraging a culture of inclusion, where everyone's opinion counts and all employees have the freedom to deliver their absolute best. This is why we work hard and invest in attracting and developing a diverse workforce.  

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"Building a workplace where differences are respected and valued is critical to our future… We're committed to ensuring that diversity remains a key priority. Our collective diversity is our strength."
Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase & Co.



Our approach to diversity is a practical response to a business imperative and everyone shares accountability for making it work on every level. When recruiting, we look at what each candidate can bring to our Firm; whether that’s based on their work experience, their degree background or their work history. We actively recruit students from all degrees to strengthen and grow our firm.  If you’re pursuing a degree which is not related to Business or Finance, review our advice section for more information.

Join us on a programme or at an event to learn more about how we see diversity;

In addition to hosting our own events, J.P. Morgan is proud to be active sponsors with the following organisations and interbank events. Click on the individual links below to learn more and apply.

  • FreshLook - (Tuesday 7 July, 2015) - interbank event for female students in their first year of a three-year degree
  • Getting Investment Banking - (Tuesday 20 October, 2015) - interbank event for 1st and 2nd year university students with disabilities or long-term health conditions interested in Investment Banking
  • Inside & Out - (Tuesday 29 September, 2015) - interbank event for 1st and 2nd year LGBT students interested in Spring or Summer Internships in Investment Banking
  • Open Doors - (Wednesday 1 July, 2015) - interbank event for 80 Year 12 and Year 13 London state school female students
  • RARE - organisation that connects students from diverse backgrounds to partner’s internship and graduate programmes
  • Stonewall - works to achieve equality and justice for lesbians, gay men and bisexual people (LGB) at home, in school and work
  • UP, Uncovering Prospects - for high potential 1st and 2nd year university students of black heritage, interested in internships in investment banking


We continue to commit effort and resources to encouraging an environment where each employee can bring their whole self to work. We do this in partnership with senior Committees as well as employee-led groups.

Our Chairman and CEO, Jamie Dimon, leads the firm’s Diversity Advisory Council — a group of senior J.P. Morgan business leaders who are responsible for ensuring that the brightest and best work here. We recognise that an inclusive work environment results in better business performance and personal development. Our aim is to embed and institutionalise a more inclusive approach to recruiting, retention, promotion and development of diverse talent. Responsibility for this doesn't lie just with senior leaders though. At J.P. Morgan, everyone is responsible for ensuring that we demonstrate a commitment beyond compliance.

The EMEA Inclusive Leadership Council (ILC) is a group of the bank's most senior leaders in the region, who have responsibility for promoting a culture of inclusion. While we ensure that our senior management has accountability, our employees are also helping us drive change through various forums and Business Resource Groups (BRGs).