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With three dedicated schools for traders and engineers, our global training program is designed to set you up for long-term success.
Your IMC journey starts here

For over a decade, our global trainee program has been the jumping-off point for countless IMC traders and engineers. Twice a year, recent graduates and other recent joiners from four continents come together in one or more IMC locations to learn about IMC and its culture, and to get up to speed with the work we do.

Over the course of several weeks, trainee cohorts are introduced to our culture and way of working by those who know it best: passionate IMC traders and engineers who are doing the job day in, day out, and ready to pass on their knowledge.

Our training involves a broad mix of structured technical learning, interactive games, hands-on projects, exams, and more – all of it designed to set you up for success at IMC.

But that’s not all. With guest lectures from IMC’s leadership, chances to network with recent trainees, plus a busy program of social events, you’ll really get to know our culture and what makes IMC a unique place to work. 



Dedicated programs for traders and engineers

At IMC, we operate three dedicated training schools: our Trading School for graduate traders, and our Tech Schools – Development School and FPGA School. Keep reading, or follow the links below to learn more about the path you’ll take. 

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Trading School

Graduate traders start from scratch with our carefully crafted six-week program. Here, you’ll take your first steps into the financial markets, guided by the best in the business: our IMC traders. 

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Development School

Our software engineers get their first taste of IMC life during a five-week intensive training program that’s split across two of our global offices. 

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FPGA School

On this three-week program, new hardware engineers of all levels come together to adapt their skills and knowledge to IMC’s unique environment.


An overview of our Graduate Traineeship

What you can expect

No one knows IMC better than our talented traders and engineers. That’s why our training team consists entirely of current IMCers who spend their days doing what they do best: making our trading and tech operations the best they can possibly be. Our trainers are rotated regularly, to provide a mix of people from different IMC offices and disciplines. One thing they all have in common is their passion for teaching and for passing on their hard-earned expertise.

We like to make our training as varied and thought-provoking as possible, to reflect the diversity and challenge offered by an IMC career. You can expect a broad mix of classroom-based courses, expert-led sessions, hands-on project work, and our own simulation exercises developed in house. In short, everything you need to get set for success.

Our senior leaders are always happy to roll up their sleeves and help shape the next wave of IMC talent. In recent years, IMC trainees have attended guest lectures delivered by Members of IMC’s Management Board, including our Chief Technology Officer.

Whether it’s watching live baseball in Chicago, beach volleyball in Sydney, or casino nights in Amsterdam, the traineeship offers you ample opportunity to get to know your fellow trainees. We also arrange teambuilding exercises to help you network and build relationships with other IMCers, including recent graduates from the program.

With offices on four continents, IMC is a truly global business. To give you a taste of what real intercontinental collaboration looks like, our traineeship takes place across our three main global offices: Amsterdam, Chicago, and Sydney.

To give you flexibility, we offer two potential start dates: February/March and August/September. With IMC’s participating offices situated on both sides of the equator, we don’t call them “summer” or “winter” programs for a reason!

At IMC, we never stop learning. After your traineeship, we’ll encourage you to continue learning through training and development opportunities provided by both internal and external experts. Development opportunities range from short courses to supporting master’s degrees.

A look at our 2023 Global Traineeship

Our recruitment process in 4 steps

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Apply Submit a job application and your resume.
Assessments If we match, you'll participate in a series of assessments.
Interviews When selected you'll be invited for several interviews.
Decision time We will review your interview and if positive, offer you a job.
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IMC job alerts We will notify you of relevant positions, and keep you in mind whenever we have interesting opportunities.