I joined Maven as a graduate in 2017 and what has continuously stood out to me is the quality of the people that you are surrounded by. From the graduate class to the senior traders in the firm, it is clear that everyone around you is highly intelligent and motivated, and willing to share their knowledge and experience with others. This translates to a happy, productive and collaborative working environment, where you are constantly pushed to be the best that you can be.

The opportunities that Maven provides to learn new skills and develop existing ones are also excellent. As an example, I didn’t really have any programming experience prior to joining Maven, but the graduate program does a great job of bringing everyone who joins as a graduate up to a level playing field with the tools that they need to become a trader, and I now regularly use Python to develop trading applications and conduct data analysis.

There is a to-the-point, transparent way of doing things at Maven. You are judged based on results and output, as opposed to being ever-present at the office for the sake of it. Moreover people at all levels are encouraged to explore new ways of doing things and then given the freedom to go out and put those ideas into practice. This is not only extremely rewarding, but also essential when working in the ever-changing and fast-paced world of financial markets.

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