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  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

2021 Trading Internship - Sydney

Sydney
Are you passionate about maths, puzzles and strategy games? Interested in how you can turn this passion into a career?

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Internship
Number of Vacancies
5-10
Salary
Competitive
Start Date
5 Dec 2021

Application dates

Applications Open
18 Dec 2020
Applications Close
30 May 2021

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Bachelor
Graduation Results
75 - 84% WAM (Distinction)
Accepting International Applications
Yes
Qualifications Accepted
E
Aerospace Engineering & Aviation
Automotive & Transport Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Geomatic Engineering
Marine Engineering
Mathematics & Statistics
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering
Engineering & Mathematics (all other)
I
Artificial Intelligence
Bioinformatics
Computer Science (all other)
Computer Systems and Networks
Data Science
S
Biochemistry
Chemistry
Physics & Astronomy
Sciences (all other)

SIG Sydney is on the lookout for bright, friendly students who are interested in the world around them, to join our Quantitative Trading Internship starting in December 2021.

SIG is one of the world's largest market makers, with a unique approach to trading, technology, and research. While this background puts us at the top of our game, what really makes us successful is our quantitative approach to decision making and the collaboration between our employees.

SIG Global Quantitative Trading Internship

SIG's Global Quantitative Trading Internship offers you the chance to learn from and collaborate with some of the world's best traders, technologists, and quantitative researchers. Interns start in our Sydney office, spending the first few weeks on a trading desk with experienced traders, before being sent to our HQ in Philadelphia, US (flights and accommodation on us)*. Gaining exposure both on the job and in a classroom setting, you will learn how our traders think about making decisions under uncertainty.

You will learn:

  • Option theory and option modeling in the classroom.  
  • Decision making using game theory, decision science, poker and other strategy games. It's true what you've heard!
  • Mock Trading where you have the opportunity to practice what you have learnt.
  • Practical application of your classroom lessons on the trading desk.

What we're looking for

Successful candidates typically have… 

  • Penultimate Year Student (on course to graduate by December 2022) 
  • STEM or other quantitative degrees 
  • On course to average minimum Distinction WAM
  • Exceptional mathematical and logical reasoning with analytical skills
  • Demonstrated interest in strategic games and/or competitive activities
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment as part of a team
  • Well-developed communication skills
  • Coding skills (not essential as long as you have a willingness to learn)
  • Studying at an Australian or New Zealand University

Our Edge

  • Competitive salary
  • Fully-stocked kitchen, including breakfast and daily catered lunch
  • Casual dress code
  • On-site gym for SIG employees with 24hr access
  • Authentic social community (basketball team, gaming)
  • 360-degree view of Sydney's Harbors (it really is Sydney's best office view)
  • Sustainable & environmentally friendly office

Interview Process

Apply -> Maths Assessment -> Recruiter Interview -> Trader Interviews -> Final On-site Interview -> Job Offer   

We hire on a rolling basis and will close applications when we meet our hiring needs. Therefore we encourage early applications.  

While we have made many adjustments in response to COVID-19, SIG is still defined by our commitment to collaboration, education, and community. We have every hope and intention to continue sending our trading interns to the US for training, we recognise that it is impossible to guarantee this part of the program during the pandemic. We will only resume international travel when it is safe for our employees to do so. In the event international travel is not possible, our trading interns will receive the same high-quality education that is typical of SIG's Global Quantitative Trading Internship in Sydney rather than the US.

We don't post salary ranges externally so any salary estimate you see listed on a third-party website was not provided by SIG and may not be accurate.

SIG is not accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at SIG via-email, the Internet or directly without a valid written search agreement will be deemed the sole property of SIG, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by SIG.

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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