After completing her degree, Chelsea-Lea joined the JP Morgan Graduate Program where she worked as part of three teams over two years: OTC Derivatives Transformation, Gauss Control Middle Office, and Global Liquidity Solutions.

She took leadership roles in global projects, exerted influence over critical stakeholder decisions, implemented improvement strategies to enhance front office efficiency, and conducted reviews that resulted in substantial revenue gains for the bank.

Having rolled off the graduate scheme, Chelsea has joined the Asset Management part of the business as the new EMEA Revenue Lead. In this role, she will be providing comprehensive financial and strategic analysis to support key strategic decisions that will help drive the success of the business.

Chelsea- Lea says: “My degree provided many opportunities to develop my communication skills through presentations, becoming a PAL leader and through establishing the Women in Business Society. These experiences transformed me into a confident and effective communicator. I owe a significant portion of my professional development to Bournemouth University. It was there that I acquired the essential skills needed to thrive in the corporate world.”


Name: Chelsea-Lea Bates
Age: 24
Job role: Financial Analysis - EMEA Revenue Lead
Organisation: JP Morgan
Course studied: BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance
Graduated: 2021

What their colleagues say

“From the outset, Chelsea applied herself to the role and blended into the team with ease. She took the opportunity to gain an in-depth appreciation of the products supported across the broader team. She has consistently produced work of a high standard and while working through the various initiatives, she has greatly supported the team, made tangible improvements to existing processes, and secured the framework for additional revenue flows into the financials. Her interactions with our various functional partners and coverage teams have been a huge success.”

Pete Knight – Product Solution Specialist (VP), JP Morgan