Emerging Talent

Our Emerging Talent Programs provide opportunities to join Maven at an early stage of your career, whether that is during school, having just left school, university or having completed your PhD. We believe everyone is entitled to a fair opportunity and make extraordinary efforts to seek potential candidates from a diverse range of establishments and backgrounds.

Our programs aim to quickly equip you with the knowledge and skills you’ll need to be successful in your career. We offer dedicated classroom learning, online courses and hands-on projects from day one.

Our Events

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!

Market Making

Application Review: The requirements for this 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. This stage is used for all of our programs.

Numerical assessment: This assessment is used for our Graduate and Intern Trading positions. It will take approximately 40 minutes to complete.

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.

Face-to-face interviews: 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).

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.

Tech

Application Review: The requirements for this 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. This stage is used for all of our programs.

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.

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

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.

Face-to-face interviews: 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).

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.

Systematic Alpha/Risk

Application Review: The requirements for this 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. This stage is used for all of our programs.

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

Face-to-face interviews: 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).

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

Business Operations

Application Review: The requirements for this 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. This stage is used for all of our programs.

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.

Face-to-face interviews: 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).

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!

Application Review

  • 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

On-demand video interview:

  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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

  • 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

Our partnerships

Talent Foundry 

We are excited to launch our new partnership with education charity, The Talent Foundry. Supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to discover what they are amazing at, our partnership will include interactive onsite workshops, coaching sessions and work experience placements for students across the Maven business.

Our mission together with TTF is to increase social mobility and empower young people to secure their potential.

Keep an eye on our website for more updates and to hear from those taking part. Find out more about TTF here: https://www.talentfoundry.org.uk

Tintagel Tutoring 

Maven has partnered with Tintagel Tutoring to fund free tutoring for children aged 9-11 in the West Midlands, with the aim of supporting them to pass their 11+ exam and have the option to attend a grammar school in Birmingham or Wallsall.

Tintagel have chosen academically talented individuals whose financial situation, gender, or ethnicity presents barriers to them reaching their full potential, enabling them to have aspirations beyond their current boundaries. The children are all based in schools which are in areas that are banded in the highest 2% in terms of deprivation, with many of the schools having a high population of children who are refugees or on free school meals.

MyPlus

We’re pleased to partner with MyPlus, to explore the possibilities and advantages of recruiting and developing talented individuals with disabilities, with a particular focus on emerging talent. With their support, we are able to better our business with an inclusive workplace, which offers equal opportunity to all.

Find out more on MyPlus Consulting here: https://www.myplusconsulting.com/

Our Events

Insight into Technology in Trading Spring Week
Our Insight into Technology in Trading Spring Week is designed to give you a first-hand overview of what a Tech career at Maven could look like. This programme will give you the unique opportunity to understand the skills and knowledge needed for a career in tech, as well as being able to network with our Maven employees and immerse yourself in our amazing culture.
Applications now closed

17th – 21st April 2023

Applications closed

Insight into Trading Spring Week
Our Insight into Trading Spring Week is designed to give you a first-hand overview of what a Trading career at Maven could look like. This programme will give you the unique opportunity to understand the skills and knowledge needed for a career in trading, as well as being able to network with our Maven employees and immerse yourself in our amazing culture.
Applications now closed

17th – 21st April 2023

Applications closed