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SIG Trading

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  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

SIG Assistant Trader Program

As an Assistant Trader, you will learn the quantitative and game theoretical approach that SIG uses to make decisions in the financial markets. 

Opportunity details

Opportunity Types
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies
4
Start Date
Ongoing

Application dates

Applications Open
1 Feb 2018
Applications Close
30 Apr 2018

Minimum requirements

Level of Study
Bachelor
Graduation Results
75 - 84% WAM (Distinction)
Accepting International Applications
No
Degrees Accepted
E
Aerospace Engineering & Aviation
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
B
Actuarial Studies
S
Chemistry
Physics & Astronomy

You will work closely with experienced traders both on the desk and in the classroom who share a passion for mathematics, problem-solving, and technology. The objective of the Assistant Trader program is to develop you into an autonomous decision-maker, capable of creating profitable trading strategies, assessing risk, and appropriately allocating firm capital.

You will spend 9-12 months in our US Head Office, undertaking a program that is run by one of SIG's founders and three senior traders. You will be part of a trading desk during market hours, and you will continue learning in the classroom immediately after the trading day ends. You will learn about decision science, game theory, and capital markets in the classroom and in mock trading to reinforce what you are learning on the desk. Poker and other strategy games are also used to further develop decision making skills.

To learn more about what it's like to be an Assistant Trader at SIG, visit our website.

SIG Perks

  • Spend six months in Sydney, then spend 9 - 12 months in our US Head Office (with all of your living expenses taken care of!)
  • Relaxed dress code: jeans and sneakers are the norm, shorts all summer long
  • Food, beverages, and snacks available all day
  • A gym with cardio, cross fit and strength machines
  • Social events including a poker tournament, dinners, and sporting events

What we're looking for

  • STEM or Actuarial Studies Bachelor's degree
  • WAM of 80 or above required
  • Exceptional quantitative, logical reasoning, and analytical skills
  • General computer skills required; computer programming skills a plus
  • Demonstrated interest in strategic games and/or competitive activities
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and competitive environment

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
Every day is a genuinely new and interesting challenge, much more so than I’d ever anticipated. 

Charles Sutherland

  • Graduate stories
Every day is a genuinely new and interesting challenge, much more so than I’d ever anticipated. 

Charles Sutherland

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  • Graduate stories
I’ve always been interested in learning new technologies, and SIG has been great in facilitating this for me.

Shiyun

  • Graduate stories
I’ve always been interested in learning new technologies, and SIG has been great in facilitating this for me.

Shiyun

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  • Graduate stories
Every day is a genuinely new and interesting challenge, much more so than I’d ever anticipated. 

Charles Sutherland

  • Graduate stories
Every day is a genuinely new and interesting challenge, much more so than I’d ever anticipated. 

Charles Sutherland

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  • Graduate stories
I’ve always been interested in learning new technologies, and SIG has been great in facilitating this for me.

Shiyun

  • Graduate stories
I’ve always been interested in learning new technologies, and SIG has been great in facilitating this for me.

Shiyun

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