Emerging Talent

Our Recruitment Process

Here is an overview of Maven’s recruitment process for our Graduate and Student roles, as well as some handy tips and tricks to help you succeed at each stage!

Application Review

The requirements for each program will be detailed in the job advert, so please check you meet these requirements before applying – some requirements may vary depending on the program you are applying for.

Our top tips for success are:

  • There are great CV templates available online – if using one, make sure you choose one that is concise and well organised, with sensible formatting. Try not to overcrowd the page. You want to ensure you’re making it easy for the reviewer to find your relevant skills and experience.
  • Proofread your CV – make sure there are no spelling or grammatical errors.
  • When listing your work experience and education history, list these in reverse chronological order, with the most recent experience at the top. When listing qualifications, make sure you include the grade you achieved.
  • Remember, this is your first opportunity to showcase your skills and achievements so keep it relevant and punchy and stick to a maximum of 2 pages of information.

Online Assessments

Numerical and verbal reasoning assessments: These assessments are around 45 minutes long. Our top tip for success is to do a few practice assessments before completing this, in order to familiarise yourself with the format of the questions.

On-demand video interview: this is a recorded video interview, in which you will be asked about your motivation for Maven and for the role. This usually takes up to 20 minutes.

Our top tips for success are:

  • Make sure to check your camera and microphone are working before you start.
  • Complete the interview in a quiet location where you are unlikely to be disturbed.
  • Make sure you use all of the preparation time given for each question – feel free to make notes if you need to!

Long-form numerical assessment: this assessment is used for our Graduate and Intern Trading positions. This is a numerical test that takes around 2 hours to complete.

Our top tips for success are:

  • Try not to let the time constraints for each question faze you – work through each question methodically and calmly.
  • Make sure you are in a quiet space where you are not likely to be disturbed.

Coding Assessment: We use this assessment for our Technology, Risk and Quant programs.

Our top tips for success are:

  • Challenges are timed, make sure you are focused and not disturbed.
  • Understand the allowed programming languages for the test. If your language of choice is not available, practice another one.
  • Submit at least something for every problem. It’s easy to capture some points even if you do not know how to solve the problem. However, if you don’t know how to solve all the problems, try to figure out at least one.
  • Practice first as much as you can. You should try doing some coding exercises online. We recommend using Edabit to do this – you are able to choose the language and difficulty level.

Face to Face Interview:

This is the first opportunity to meet some of our Maven Team! Our first interviews are conducted either face to face or over the phone (depending on location and role).

Here are some top tips:

  • Research Maven. Check out our social media, Linkedin blogs and network!
  • Prepare questions to ask in your interview – this is a great opportunity for you to find out as much information about us as possible.
  • Practice makes perfect! Practice your questions and answers thoroughly before your interview – go through them with either a friend, family member or education contact to get some feedback ahead of your interview.
  • Plan out your pre-interview travel ahead of the day.

Assessment Day

For the final stages of our recruitment processes, we will be bringing the successful candidates into our offices to complete an assessment day.

Our top tips for success are:

  • Be assertive during all exercises.
  • Try not to dwell on any mistakes, instead concentrate on performing well in the next task.
  • Try not to worry about the other candidates, instead focus on putting your key skills forward.
  • Draw others into group discussions, get involved!
  • Ensure that you understand the requirements of each task – ask questions if you are unsure!

Our people

Maven has a flat culture that allows our people to collaborate and succeed – there is no hierarchy at Maven. We firmly believe that our employees are what makes Maven special. Each colleague is empowered to take ownership of their work, and supported to achieve their professional ambitions. Maven will set you up for success!

Our Events

Program

Date

Start Time

Link

Maven Minds – Challenging Stereotypes panel
Join us on 5th October for our ONLY panel event of the season, where we’ll bring students across the country together in London to meet us. You’ll hear from the minds behind the markets and learn the secrets to what makes Maven tick, followed by a networking session with other students, grads and senior leaders.

5th October 2022

6:30PM

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Maven Minds – Learn to Trade workshop
Come along to our upcoming workshop & networking events, where you can experience working alongside our top traders and current graduates, to see if a role at Maven is right for you.

6th October 2022

6:30PM

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Maven Minds – Insight into Technology in Trading
Ever wondered how tech algorithms are used in trading? Get a taste of the work our tech team does to drive our business and challenge our industry at our Insight into Technology in Trading sessions.

11th October 2022

6:30PM

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Maven Minds – Learn to Trade workshop
Come along to our upcoming workshop & networking events, where you can experience working alongside our top traders and current graduates, to see if a role at Maven is right for you.

13th October 2022

6:30PM

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Maven Minds – Insight into Technology in Trading
Ever wondered how tech algorithms are used in trading? Get a taste of the work our tech team does to drive our business and challenge our industry at our Insight into Technology in Trading sessions.

18th October 2022

6:30PM

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Maven Minds – Lunch and Learns
Throughout October, feed your appetite for all things tech and trading with our Lunch & Learn sessions. We strive to be a market leader in everything we do, and that starts with our people. With our people feeling happy and supported, we can unleash our full potential.

October 2022

12:30PM

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