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Junior Trader – Graduate Entry

Location: London


We are currently working together our client a London-based tech driven proprietary trading and market making firm specialising in oil derivatives to find several suitable candidates to join on their Junior Trader Graduate Programme. The Company, founded by senior traders with significant experience across the oil spectrum, the company has quickly grown to become the largest liquidity provider of oil derivatives globally, including global Crude Oil, Gasoline, Naphtha, and Distillate benchmarks.

The Junior Trader Development program enables new hires to accelerate their integration into the Company by gaining access to digital learning and weekly lectures from experienced traders.

Junior employees have complete access to the organisations material and all-level traders to focus on becoming their own trader. There would be a trader-by-trader approach to talent development and foster an environment that values different trading styles, challenges conventional thinking, and maximises the potential of all their employees. There are a monthly and ongoing review systems to ensure all team members and their managers have the information they need to excel in the development program.


Job responsibilities

  • Successful candidates will receive classroom-based training about the oil market and basic knowledge required to start work on the desk
  • Work with the traders on research, development, and implementation of new trading strategies
  • Help with future and OTC executions
  • Investigate potential profitable strategies to new products
  • Carry out trading support tasks including trade entry, reconciliation on a daily basis
  • Liaise with back office to work on desk or firmwide projects
  • Junior traders will be assessed monthly to be progressed to a trader role who trades their own book


Candidate Requirement

  • A bachelor’s, master’s, or PhD in mathematics, science, engineering, computer science, economics, quantitative finance, or related field
  • Recent graduate with 0 – 2 years of work experience
  • Ambitious individual with track record of being high achiever who relentlessly pursues accelerated progression
  • Strong interest in trading and financial markets
  • Excellent quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving skills and the ability to deploy those skills during time sensitive situations
  • Experience programming in Python, R, C++ or similar languages is a plus
  • Entrepreneurial, adaptive, self-motivated; Enjoy challenges and significant responsibility, and thrive in fast-paced, competitive environments


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