IMC Graduate Programs & Internships

Graduates are treated differently at IMC, because they are different. They’re restless perfectionists who love technology and never give up until a problem is solved. If that sounds like you, come start an extraordinary career with one of the world’s leading trading firms.

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About Us

Graduates are treated differently at IMC, because they are different. They’re restless perfectionists who love technology and never give up until a problem is solved. If that sounds like you, come start an extraordinary career with one of the world’s leading trading firms.

IMC is one of the world's leading proprietary trading firms, trading on the biggest exchanges in the world.

Founded in 1989 by two Dutch traders, IMC today employs over 500 people in Amsterdam, New York, Chicago, Sydney, Hong Kong and Shanghai. We’re primarily active in algorithmic arbitrage and market-making on listed exchanges across the globe. 

We trade on an entirely proprietary basis, and that means we don’t have clients. Instead, we use our own capital for all trading activity and take on all associated risks. With our sights firmly set on becoming the number one proprietary trading company in the world by profit and volume, the possibilities for our future and yours are endless.

Technology has transformed the old method of floor trading that you’ve seen in the movies to a process where traders are 'plugged in' to exchanges. We’re leading this transition. Our trading strategy involves using sophisticated algorithms, which are created and coded by us, to buy and sell a security at different prices. It creates a unique environment where traders and developers work as one team to apply technology in new and innovative ways.


The IMC Launchpad

Introducing the IMC Launchpad: an exclusive 2-day program for pre-penultimate students looking to get a head start and accelerate their career. If you’re interested in building your understanding of what Traders and Technologists do while also taking away hands-on technical skills, this is the experience for you!

During the program, you will explore how to use mathematics, probability and problem-solving skills in a real-world environment, which will deepen your understanding of trading. You’ll then have the opportunity to put theory into practice by developing your own trading strategies using our in-house trading simulation! In addition to this, we’ll host workshops that will help you develop highly sought-after Python/C++ skills, and you’ll also be able to build your confidence in team work through networking opportunities.

To set you up for success, you’ll be assigned a buddy who will support and mentor you during your time on this program. At the end of the Launchpad, you will leave with an exclusive insight into life as a Trader or Technologist at IMC. Additionally, top performers will be fast-tracked for final interviews for our upcoming 2022 Summer Internship programs, in either Trading, Software, or Hardware.

#LifeatIMC: Life at IMC is about enjoying a rich variety of social events, well-being, and team building opportunities. During the two days you spend with us, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in IMC’s social life, with fitness classes, social events, and networking opportunities.

Applications will be open for the 2021 program until the 31st of July. Visit our job opportunities page for more information on eligibility and the application process!

Our Graduate Program

Our Graduate Program can offer you a learning experience that no other trading firm can. From our collaborative team environment in Sydney, you can start tackling challenges with the world’s brightest minds from your very first week.

Who We’re Looking For

Our success as a trading firm comes from hiring people who think and act a little differently to most. Our graduate traders and developers are highly intelligent, inquisitive and tenacious, and never the type to give up without a win.

If you’re a top academic performer who loves to think fast and solve problems, and tackle new challenges every day, you’re one of our kind. Strong communication skills and a passion for collaboration are vital. You need the confidence to voice opinions, but it’s just as important that you can listen to and respect your teammates’ ideas and keep your feet planted firmly on the ground.

About The Program

Our in-house developed global trainee program will teach you everything you need to set you up for success, with a combination of classroom-based courses and simulations. Along with a competitive salary package, we’ll ensure you have all the guidance you need to make an impact from day one. 

What You’ll Get

GLOBAL EXPERIENCE: Due to the current climate our traineeships are being run virtually. Once travel restrictions are lifted you’ll have the opportunity to visit one of our global offices. You’ll become familiar with the different areas of our global business, while being trained by the best Engineers and Traders in the world. At the same time, you’ll meet and train with other new hires from around the world, and learn why supportive, inter-office relationships are the backbone of our culture.

PERSONAL MENTOR: Feel at home with a mentor who’s been handpicked to work with you.  Your mentor is there to answer any questions and guide you through each step of your traineeship and onboarding process. 

RELOCATION ALLOWANCE: For relocating Trainees, we will support you with generous relocation assistance to help you get settled in Sydney.

SPECIALISED TRAINING: Following the initial traineeship, software developers, hardware engineers, and site reliability engineers will go on to do specialised training with the local Training School. Traders will undertake specialised training through their local Trading Academy. 

#LIFEATIMC: Enjoy an exciting variety of social, team-building, and wellness events while training with us. Think everything from fitness classes and Friday night drinks, to game nights, trivia competitions, dinners and charity events.      

Summer Internship

Work on exciting projects and make a real difference to our business in just 10 weeks.

Take your first steps into the fast-paced, problem solving culture at IMC. During your 10-week summer internship you’ll be introduced to theoretical and technical concepts in the classroom, then guided as you apply that knowledge to exciting, meaningful projects. You’ll be assigned a mentor, given real business challenges, have countless networking opportunities and receive the same competitive base pay as our graduates.

Should all go well, we’d look for you to return to our office in a permanent position, starting with our Graduate Trainee program.

The Summer Internship is available for Traders, Hardware Engineers, and Software Engineers.

What You’ll Get

VIRTUAL INTERNSHIP: Whatever happens, our Internships go ahead. In the event of Covid-19 restrictions, our internship switches to a virtual experience - same awesome content, same exposure to IMC’s people and culture, all from the comfort of your own home.

MENTOR AND PEER SUPPORT: Get intensive support from a dedicated mentor and learn from our talented employees within and outside your team.

TECHNICAL TRAINING: At IMC, we design and develop all our technical training in-house to provide you with all the content you need to be successful from day one. During your internship, you will explore everything from options theory and a Python or C++ crash course, to lunch and learn sessions, developer technical training and the IMC way.

MEANINGFUL PROJECTS & CLASSROOM STYLE LEARNING: Our summer internship immerses you in real projects, complex problem solving and opportunities to learn from our strongest traders and engineers.

TRADING SIMULATION: You’ll have the opportunity to put theory into practice, and develop your own trading strategies with our in-house trading simulation.

FLIGHTS AND ACCOMMODATION ARRANGED: If it’s required and you’re not from Sydney, as part of your internship we’ll take care of all your flights and accommodation.

#LIFEATIMC: Whether your internship is in person or virtual, life at IMC is about enjoying a rich variety of social events, wellbeing and team building opportunities. You’ll find everything from fitness classes and charity events, to team dinners, Friday night drinks and board game nights.

Giving Back

We believe that businesses and those who work for them should contribute towards a better society. We embrace this through a joint commitment and shared responsibility to fund the charitable foundations in each office and make that work visible and inclusive. We also empower individuals’ charitable interests by matching employee donations and providing grants to the good causes in which they are actively engaged.


Our Application Process

If you’re ready to sink your teeth into some great challenges, we’d like to hear from you. Get started on your application today!

The first step is to complete our online application form. Make sure you answer all questions and attach your cover letter, resume and academic transcripts. In your cover letter, let us know why you believe that you’re right for this role and one of our kind. 

If you make it through initial screening, you’ll be invited to participate in a series of assessment days. This is when you'll be interviewed and tested for aptitude and ability. The strongest candidates will then be invited to our 'Super Day' where we'll make our final offers.

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