Are you a creative student with a passion for technology and a keen interest in financial markets?
We are committed to employee development, and, as a Maven graduate, you will complete an intensive 12-month training program run by our most talented traders, including classroom sessions, mock trading, project work and programming courses. We will teach you the skills to trade with the latest available tools. You will rotate through a number of desks before you find your ideal team, and we aim to give you responsibility for the profit and loss of your book as soon as you are ready.
We are looking for applicants from any quantitative background with a competitive nature and a strong understanding of probability and statistics to join our Graduate Trader Program.
Our Recruitment Process:
2021 Graduate Trader Program Recruitment Timeline
Our campus events timetable for September and October will be refreshed in the Summer before our applications open. Please refer to this page for full details.
Day in the life of a graduate
Oxford University, 2018 Graduate
My alarm goes off and I listen to the news headlines on the radio in bed for a few minutes. A quick shower before I cycle in to work, crossing Tower Bridge and seeing the city in the early morning! My commute is only 20 minutes and I enjoy getting some exercise to clear my head for the upcoming day.
Arrive at my desk and get the various sheets and tools we use up and running. I’ll also check for any important overnight news and see how the relevant markets have moved overnight.
Our market opens at 7am (8am in Europe) but the first 30 minutes are quiet. I discuss trade ideas and various scenarios with one of my colleagues. The other traders on my team are very experienced so I’m constantly learning from them.
It starts to get busier as several brokers call us to refresh our prices on various option strategies they have an interest in trading – it’s our role as market makers to provide a bid and offer price to them. One trade leads to a chain reaction of other trading, and we need to adjust the prices we are making in order to reflect the fair market value.
I grab a coffee and some breakfast from the kitchen. I’ll either have yogurt or eggs depending on how busy it is but there’s always a good choice of food throughout the day!
The market is quieter so I get back to working on projects which we’ll use to inform our trading. I use python to do the analysis, which is a skill I’ve picked up since joining Maven. We’re constantly looking for ways to improve our trading set up to help our decision making.
Back to the kitchen for some lunch – I make a salad with some salmon and keep an eye on the market as I eat.
A news headline on Brexit sparks a flurry of trading. We react quickly and make several trades which we believe are now good value. It remains busy for a few hours after this news and there’s a lot of information that needs to be processed in a short period.
The market closes but there’s a few bits of admin to do before I can leave. For example, I send out a summary of our team’s day to the company and check all our trades have been processed correctly.
I cycle down the road to meet my friends for a game of football. We play in a league each week and it’s a great way to stay in touch with friends from university.
I cook a quick dinner with one of my housemates and we watch something on TV to relax at the end of the day. I’ll normally try and get 7 hours of sleep to feel fresh for the next day.
Thinking about a career at Maven? Get to know us.
We have opportunities throughout the year for you to meet us on campus.
How do I apply?
Submit your application here.
Do you require a CV and cover letter in order to submit your application?
- We encourage you to upload your CV when you submit your application. However, it is not mandatory at this stage of the process.
- We do not require a cover letter.
Can I reapply if I have previously been unsuccessful?
Unfortunately, if you have previously applied to our graduate programmes unsuccessfully, your application will not be considered.
What are the online assessments?
- Numerical Tests.
- Competency Video Interview.
What is the status of my application?
- Please refer to the recruitment timeline for an overview of our key dates.
- We will endeavour to contact you within three weeks of receiving your application.
What are the requirements for the graduate program?
To be eligible for our program, you must be on track for, or have already achieved, a minimum of a 2:1 (or equivalent) in your undergraduate degree.
Who do I contact if I require any adjustments during the recruitment process?
Please contact Kate Elder at firstname.lastname@example.org