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Front Office Graduate Trainee

Job Description

Who we are:

We’ve been changing the financial services game since we were founded in 1974, when we invented a whole new category of trading. Today, we’re the world’s No.1 spread betting and CFD provider, with operations in 20 countries across five continents and over 400,000 active clients worldwide. But we know our success is only possible because of our people, who we encourage and empower to be brave, determined and inventive. Join us if you’d like to work in an inclusive, collaborative team that will recognize your talent and allow it to shine.

Programme description:

By joining IG as a Graduate Trainee you will spend 18 months developing a keen understanding of our clients, products and business.

Your initial IG experience will be in our Trading Services team.  This will be an exciting and insightful 6 months when you will understand how the business works.  During this time you will have opportunity to converse with our clients about financial markets and our latest innovations, platforms and products (i.e. CFDs, Spread betting, Share dealing etc.) and learn to support them with any trade related queries.

After successfully learning about our business, products and clients alongside our colleagues in Trading Services, you will move around IG to broaden your understanding and apply your skills in other areas.  You will gain exposure across our business which could involve rotations in:

    • Operations
    • Trading
    • Risk
    • Compliance
    • Product Development
    • Client Management

Career development:

During the graduate programme you will have access to:

    • a variety of practical hands-on experiences in multiple disciplines
    • formal training sessions on our products and clients
    • a support network of people with significant experience in their field
    • opportunities to further your professional and personal development (communication, presentation, prioritisation, career development)

On successful completion of the graduate programme you’ll have the opportunity to learn and expand your skill set by applying for a new role in the wider Group according to your strengths, preferences, and available vacancies – graduates who have made a positive contribution to the business will be rewarded and offered clear paths to progress.

We’re looking for people with a real passion for delivering business outcomes.

It is important that you have:

    • a good grounding in finance, economics or maths
    • an interest in financial markets
    • recently graduated with a degree level education of 2:1 of higher

People who recognise the below attributes in themselves would also be very suitable:

Numerate: is confident with arithmetic under pressure, and is skilled and comfortable working with numbers

Analytical: enjoys spotting opportunities, risks, patterns, discrepancies and trends in data

Decisive: confident when making decisions quickly, with the character to take responsibility no matter what happens

Personable: able to instil a feeling of trust and support in clients and colleagues and can relay complex issues and ideas simply and with ease

For this role you will need native-level English. One or more of these languages is also desirable: German, French, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Russian, Japanese, Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese), Romanian, Portuguese and Arabic.

Recruitment process:

Review of your application Online assessment (interview + online game) Discovery Day – final stage when you’ll go through various exercises and meet plenty of amazing IG people

Our work and office culture:

You’ll work and socialise with like-minded people with opportunities to join employee networks, teams and make use of IG’s charity fund.

We want you to enjoy your time here and be proud to count the people you work with as friends. Our global social committees run events and activities to make life at IG even more fun and rewarding. Including:

    • Monthly socials with free refreshments
    • Large annual parties
    • Employee-led LGBTQ+, Black, Women’s, and Parents & Carers networks
    • Fund matching for your charitable endeavours
    • Sports teams and sponsorship tie-ins
    • 2 additional days leave a year for voluntary work

Come to work in a comfortable, state of the art office containing all the things you need to succeed. Each of us works from laptops, at agile, ergonomic workstations designed to support our roles. Our spacious, open-plan offices provide a modern, dynamic setting for you to excel.

Number of openings  1



About IG Group

From day one, we’ve been breaking the mould – taking on the challenge to deliver an unmatched experience for our clients and raise the bar for tomorrow’s opportunities. Our first venture created a whole new category of trading and today, almost five decades later, we’re still leading the way as the world’s No.1 CFD provider.1

We’re an organisation of positive problem-solvers united and inspired by our purpose, which is to power the pursuit of financial freedom for the ambitious. We’re constantly evolving and innovating for the better, making us one of the most dynamic and exciting companies in the FTSE 250.

We have operations in 20 countries across five continents that serve ambitious go-getters all over the globe, while our local operations are supported by service centres in Krakow, Bangalore, Johannesburg and Shenzhen as well as our London head office. Over 400,000 active clients trust our industry-leading financial services and technology. Our products provide efficient, flexible access to more than 19,000 markets for financially driven people who love a challenge as much as we do.

1 Based on revenue excluding FX (from published financial statements, June 2021).