For interns and graduates, we don't require specific industry experience. Instead, we look for a general interest in financial markets and a strong analytical/technical background. For experienced candidates, we have a higher expectation in regards to sector knowledge and skill set, and will evaluate these factors during the recruitment process.
Yes, however if it’s because you are unsure about which job to apply for, you can always reach out to us. We want the right candidate for the right job and are happy to help you decide. If you still want to apply for more than one job, please keep in mind that each role has its own selection process. As you progress through our process, you will need to decide which role motivates you and that you ultimately wish to pursue.
Yes, we will. Before making arrangements, we check your availability for the interview date and your travel preferences. We’ll book your flights and accommodation. If you would like to have more time to explore the city, we are happy to book you an earlier/later flight.
Yes, we know moving countries or cities is a big decision and we do all we can to assist you.
Global collaboration is a high priority for IMC, so we make every effort to provide opportunities for interested staff to travel to our international offices. The length and frequency of these trips will be based on a number of factors including the role, performance, team and project. We make efforts for all graduates to have the chance to visit another office early on in their career if not during their global traineeship.
We often hear that candidates chose to apply for the internship because they felt they did not have enough experience to apply for the graduate position. However, it’s important to note that we don't require any industry experience, but rather are looking for an interest in financial markets and a strong analytical/technical background. Everything you need to know about financial markets will be taught during the internship and/or graduate program. However, if you are about to graduate and have a different reason to apply for the internship, feel free to do so.
The traineeship is held twice per year in February/March and August/September. Our Trading School is held over 6 weeks, followed by a local traineeship held over 6 to 14 weeks, depending on which office you join. Our Development School is held over 5 weeks and FPGA School over 3 weeks.
The internship start dates will vary between offices. APAC Summer internships will take place over the Australian Summer in a 10-week program. Europe Summer internships will run from the beginning of July until the end of September in a 12/13-week program. US internships typically run from the second week in June until the third week in August in a 10-week program.
We only offer off-cycle (i.e. non-summer) internships in our Amsterdam office. Once per year, each office will host a large group of students that follow a more structured, 3-month program. If you want to start at another time of year, we would still love to hear from you. We can offer internships between 12 weeks and 6 months, with flexible starting dates. If you do an off-cycle internship, you will be assigned to a mentor who will oversee your work.
As an intern you will work on real projects that are intended to be used long-term at IMC.
Given that most trading at IMC is automated, a significant part of a trader’s role is to optimize our trading strategies and system. A trader spends significant time using Python skills for data analysis to understand where systematic improvements to trading can be made. Additionally, they work very closely with software engineers. Therefore, it’s important for a trader to be able to effectively communicate the technical aspects required to implement new trading features.
In some cases, traders are called “quant traders” because they spend most of their time conducting analyses (using quantitative and technical skills) to improve trading and capture more opportunities in the market.