It’s harder than ever to find a graduate position in financial services, but with the right work experience the opportunities are out there claims Will de Lucy. Young Academic can publish this student news report from de Lucy who works for a firm offering professional trader courses.
A recent report claims that there are 69 graduates applying for every graduate vacancy. A one in sixty-nine chance is low and competition is fierce, but with the right work experience your chances will increase.
“At the conclusion of the training, if the graduate has performed well enough, there are ongoing opportunities to join the professional trading team at Amplify Trading”
Experience is crucial and today’s graduate employees need more than ‘the right name’ on their CV, they need real experience within an organisation that accounts for more than just making-the-tea.
Employer’s expectations are rising and in a competitive market they employ individuals who can perform from day one. Extended training periods and long inductions are a thing of the past.
Amplify Trading runs a series of professional trader training courses that are designed to give graduates a clear and practical edge. Using cutting edge training & trading facilities on their state of the art trading floor in Canary Wharf, Amplify Trading specialises in the training of elite Graduates.
Trainees are taught contemporary financial theory combined with a practical experience of trading in real-time financial markets on their own trading desk with permanent guidance from a professional trader.
The course is unique as students will be fully immersed in behavioural dynamics external and internal to the trader as their trading performance in stock, bond and commodity futures is analysed by experienced traders in the City.
At the conclusion of the training, if the graduate has performed well enough, there are ongoing opportunities to join the professional trading team at Amplify Trading. Markets rarely move in the real world as the text books would describe and first hand experience of this is precisely what employers in the financial industry now demand.