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Our 2019-20 Trading Internship Program

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Looking for something to challenge you over the summer?

If you’ve got a passion for learning and quantitative problem solving, our summer Trading Internship is perfect for you! This is a unique opportunity to develop your knowledge of the financial markets, gain exposure to a real-life trading floor and work on challenging projects related to our trading strategies. 

During our 8 week internship, Our Head of Trader Education will guide you through an introductory Trading course - the theory, the markets, the strategies and the technology. Your knowledge will be developed further with theory assessments, lively classroom debates and market making games.

You will have the opportunity to put everything into practice working on a detailed research project with one of our experienced traders. The highlight of the programme is trading on the Hong Kong market in our simulated trading environment, reacting to real world scenarios with live market data. 

It’s a great opportunity to trial what otherwise might be a non-traditional path from your degree background. You will go through a steep and continuous learning curve that will challenge and develop you. It’s an experience like no other!

What do we look for

You don’t need to have any prior understanding of the financial markets, Optiver can teach you that. We are looking for people who love puzzles, data based predictions and problem solving. If you have a real passion for quantitative problems and a flair for numbers, this role could be perfect for you. Some requirements include: 

  • Distinction average in Maths, Statistics, Physics, Engineering (all), Computer Science, Actuarial Studies, Applied/Quantitative Finance or Econometrics.
  • Students in their penultimate year of their university degree
  • You are an Australian/New Zealand Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident

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