Graduate Quant Trader
WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT A TRADING CAREER AT IMC?
IMC trades a wide range of financial instruments, in many different ways. This means we look for different
types of traders; from the quantitative minds who enjoy the mathematical side of trading to more operationally
focused personalities who thrive on interacting with brokers over the phone.
Our traders share one thing in common, though: they are at their best when solving complex problems. Their
insights into global events, market shifts and pricing ensure we always trade in the right place, at the right time.
YOUR JOURNEY AS A GRADUATE QUANT TRADER
Your IMC journey begins with a seven-week global trading traineeship led by our seasoned traders and
technologist, during which you’ll connect with graduates from all three IMC regions. You’ll then continue your
training in your local office for a further two months before joining a desk that matches your specific
background and abilities. Here, you’ll apply your skills and knowledge to solve real-world problems – like
monitoring and improving our trading strategies. And you’ll gain recognition for your ideas and successes along
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
As a graduate quant trader at IMC, you will
Work collaboratively to develop, maintain and improve IMC’s trading strategies and algorithms
Manage the execution and risk of complex trading portfolios
Work closely with IMC’s world-class traders and technology developers
Receive tailor-made support from your very own mentor
REASONS WHY THIS IS YOUR FUTURE JOB
You love thinking about complex problems and how to solve them
You’re ready to apply your raw mathematical skills in a real-world context
You want to have a direct impact on IMC and its success
You value curiosity, creativity and collaboration
You want responsibility for your own projects and freedom to explore areas of interest
WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR?
Advanced mathematical and problem-solving skills
Genuine interest in financial markets, though no prior knowledge is required
A collaborative mindset – at IMC we’re all in it together
Experience in a programming language (e.g. Python, Matlab or R) is an advantage
Academic background in a quantitative field (e.g. Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Computer
Science or Econometrics)
READY TO APPLY?
Our hiring process, including tips on applying and interviewing with IMC, is described on our website. Now
it’s up to you! Apply today to start your journey with IMC.
IMC: JOIN A WORLD-CLASS MARKET MAKER
IMC is a world-renowned market maker with offices in Europe, the US and Asia-Pacific. We use algorithmic
trading and advanced technology to buy and sell securities across multiple trading venues. Our vital role, at the
centre of the financial markets, provides liquidity for buyers and sellers worldwide.
In the late 1980s, IMC quickly identified the importance of technology in the fast-evolving trading environment.
Our passion for innovation continues to drive us today. Although our company has grown rapidly over recent
decades, we still approach our work with the same entrepreneurial spirit, with an emphasis on continuous
improvement and innovation. We like our people to think for themselves and we give them the responsibility
and support they need to make an impact. This means real work as well as dedicated training programmes and
While we work hard, we also have a lot of fun – whether solving complex problems or taking part in teambuilding, leisure and sporting activities. IMC also enables its employees to contribute to a better society through