Jan 30, 2023

Trainee Sales Trader (German)

  • IG Group
  • Cannon Street, London
Full time Business Development Sales Sales Trading Trading

Job Description

Job Title

Trainee Sales Trader (German)

Job Description

Role purpose

We're looking for tenacious, curious, eager, and open-minded people to help us maintain our industry leadership. We recruit based on excellence and believe that diversity is vital to success, while priorities innovation and collaboration to achieve our common goals.

What you will do

Your role will include the following:

  • Provide trade and administrative support on OTC derivatives accounts to our global retail, corporate and institutional clients across phone, email, and web chat,
  • Gain a strong understanding of various financial instruments such as stocks, options, futures, FX, cryptocurrencies, bonds, and commodities,
  • Gain a strong understanding of financial markets, stock exchanges and macro-economic events,
  • Provide trading expertise on P&L and margin calculations, order types, charges, trade assistance and investigations,
  • Providing an execution-only phone dealing service (following relevant training),
  • Answering queries and cross-selling of our products and platforms,
  • Running daily morning market calls,
  • Resolving trade disputes.

Who we are

We’ve been at the forefront of trading innovation since 1974, taking on the challenge to deliver an unmatched experience for our clients and raise the bar for tomorrow’s opportunities. Today, we’re a global fintech company incorporating the IG, tastylive , IG Prime, Spectrum and DailyFX brands, with a presence 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 recognise your talent and allow it to shine.

What you’ll get

The chance to attend regular social events and join special-interest groups, you get an attractive selection of benefits working with IG:

  • Competitive Salary,
  • Flexible working hours and work-from-home opportunities,
  • Performance-related bonuses Pension, insurance, and medical plans,
  • Career-focused technical and leadership trainings in-class and online, incl. unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning platform,
  • Gym memberships allowance,
  • A day off on your birthday,
  • Two days volunteering leave per year,
  • Comprehensive global and local onboarding process – to the company and to your role,
  • Funding for trainings or studies relevant to your role,
  • Employee-led LGBTQ+, Women’s, Black and Parents & Careers networks with annual budget for organizing events & projects that foster an open, diverse, and inclusive culture,
  • Option to participate and create ESG initiatives based on IG Brighter Future Fund

Who you are

You’re upbeat and enthusiastic, and you have an open mind and a curious, can-do attitude. You, like us, understand the importance of collaboration and are driven to be the best in what you do. You embody our three core values – to champion the client, learn fast together and raise the bar. You want to be part of a proudly carbon-neutral company that will prioritise your wellbeing and that of the world around you, helping to create a brighter future for all. A company that embraces diversity and welcomes everyone with respect, regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, gender, identification, faith or culture. If you’re inspired by our way of working and can bring something new to our team of topnotch people, then you’ll find a home here.

You will need a genuine interest in working in financial markets, along with motivation levels as impressive as your aptitude for numbers and attention to detail, as well as:

  • A degree-level education (any subject)
  • Experience working in a customer-facing role (Preferable)
  • Fluency in your designated language expertise, as well as English (verbal and written) - German
  • A Sales background would be a distinct advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • A logical and analytical approach to problem-solving
  • Confident to employ basic math skills, particularly mental arithmetic.
  • Strong team player and time management skills
  • Literacy in MS Office
  • Can handle an administrative role.

Where you’ll work

As part of our hybrid working environment, you’ll split your time between home and the office. In this way, you’ll be able to enjoy a better work-life balance and always bring your best self to your role. At the office, you’ll have access to everything you’d expect from a world-class employer, such as a modern working environment, agile spaces, private quiet rooms and breakout areas. Plus, all our offices are located in iconic city centres, close to everything you might need for a rewarding working experience.

While you will be based in our London office, you will be working with our global trading services team around the world, based in London, Chicago, Melbourne, Singapore, Bangalore, and Krakow. Join IG and you will be joining the best in an always-moving industry. We are constantly improving and developing products and services, in line with our ethos of raising the bar and championing the client.

How will you grow

Your personal and professional development are important to us. As a company that’s constantly redefining the boundaries of possibility, we’ll challenge you to push yourself, accelerate your ambitions and rise to new levels of excellence. We know that’s a big ask, so we’ll make sure that you’re supported all the way, getting the backing you need and the recognition you deserve. If you connect with our vision and can get behind it, you’ll be rewarded with countless opportunities to experience new things and enhance your abilities.

Trading services is a feeding ground for many departments within the global organization. Local and international opportunities within our dealing desk, risk, compliance, sales, operations, IT, and many more lie for the top performers.

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