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  • 100 - 500 employees

2022 Graduate Trader

As a Graduate Trader you will develop, maintain, and improve trading models, algorithms, and systems.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies
AUD 175,000
Start Date
1 Feb 2022

Application dates

Applications Close
6 May 2021

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Accepting International Applications
Qualifications Accepted
Actuarial Studies
Mathematics & Statistics
Engineering & Mathematics (all other)
Computer Science (all other)


As a graduate trader you will:

  • Develop, maintain, and improve trading models, algorithms, and systems
  • Trade a range of financial instruments (in a highly automated way)
  • Manage the execution and risk of complex trading portfolios
  • Research new market opportunities
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with our developers and engineers to understand and improve technical infrastructure

A few reasons why this is your future job

  • Real-time connection to the world economy, and gain knowledge to act on it
  • Your decisions have a direct impact on the company's trading profits
  • Creativity, teamwork and innovation are recognized and rewarded
  • You will have the freedom to find your niche and excel
  • You love solving complex problems

What your traineeship is all about?

  • A global training program that focuses on enhancing your knowledge of trading, programming and mathematics
  • Combination of in-house courses and trading simulations, designed by experienced traders and engineers
  • During your first 7 weeks, you'll be trained as part of a global cohort across two of our offices. Following your global Trading Academy, you'll then have 7-9 weeks of local training
  • You'll be paired with a mentor who'll help you get up to speed and set-up for success


Great relationships are based on an exchange, the give and the get. Here we get straight to the point:

The Give – what you'll need to bring

  • Total $175,000 (including $100,000 Salary) in your first year as a Graduate starting in February 2022
  • Bachelor or Masters in Science, Engineering, Maths, Statistics, Actuaries, Finance or Economics with a minimum Distinction average, or equivalent
  • A love for solving problems & a flair for numerical analysis
  • A competitive drive to win as a team and to be the best at what we do
  • Resilience to stay focused when things don't go your way
  • Comfortable making decisions under uncertainty, and remain focused under pressure
  • Interest in financial markets is a must, no prior knowledge or experience is required
  • Willingness to be a team player, at IMC we're in it together.

IMC trades a wide range of financial instruments, in different ways. Therefore, we look for different types of traders:

Quantitative Trader: You grasp quantitative concepts quickly, and love solving complex problems. you want to understand the details & being mathematically creative with your solutions.

Market Maker: You love puzzles and problem-solving. You grasp concepts quickly and feel comfortable making decisions even when you don't have all the details.

Positional Trader: You have a passion for financial markets, trading & winning. You have strong communication skills, take calculated risks, and remain calm under pressure.

Based on your background your recruitment process will vary between roles. Once you start on the Traineeship your strengths will determine the desk & role you take on as a Graduate Trader.

The Get – what we'll give you

  • $175,000 in your first year as a Graduate (Salary $100,000 + Sign on bonus $25,000 + First year bonus $50,000)
  • Real projects – at IMC we get straight into it, real work from day one
  • Responsibility – this isn't a practice run, you'll make a real impact
  • The support to succeed – training programs, mentors
  • Fun work environment – social activities, cool offices with great people
  • The chance to travel – we're global, you will be too
  • You will start in either February or August 2022