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Akuna Capital

  • 100 - 500 employees

2022 Graduate Trader

Sydney, NSW
Our traders are bright, maths-savvy, competitive, and ambitious!

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies
10
Minimum Salary
AUD 100,000
Start Date
4 Jan 2022

Application dates

Applications Open
1 Feb 2021
Applications Close
31 May 2021

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Bachelor
Graduation Results
75 - 84% WAM (Distinction)
Accepting International Applications
No
Qualifications Accepted
E
Aerospace Engineering
Air Traffic Control
Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
Aircraft Operation & Aviation
Automotive & Transport Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering & Construction
Communications Engineering
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Engineering Management
Environmental Engineering
Fire & Safety Engineering
Geomatic Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Marine Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mathematics & Statistics
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Renewable Energy Engineering
Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering
Engineering & Mathematics (all other)
I
Artificial Intelligence
Bioinformatics
Computer Graphics & Animation
Computer Science (all other)
Computer Systems and Networks
Cyber Security
Data Science
Programming & Software Engineering
Video Game Development
Design & User Experience
S
Physics & Astronomy

What you'll do as a Junior Trader at Akuna:

Our traders are bright, maths-savvy, competitive, and ambitious! Joining us as a graduate trader, we don't need you to have any finance or trading experience. What we are looking for is grit and a strong desire to learn in a fast-paced environment.

We are looking for potential, a desire to compete and people who want to make an immediate impact in our growing firm. We value strong mental maths, great communication, and a passion for problem solving and finding creative solutions.

Start dates: January 2022 & August 2022

Training: You will begin with our 6-week Akuna Training Program, with lectures, projects, mock trading games and job shadowing. We will teach you all about market making, financial acumen, Options Greeks, risk management, our systems and of course - lots more. You will then rotate between desks within options, delta 1, currency and wholesale trader areas to find your best fit.

Full-time compensation packages starting at $100K AUD.

Requirements for this role:

  • Australian or NZ citizen or Australian Permanent residences only
  • University Degree, graduating before August 2022 and within the last 3 years
  • Quick mental maths, pattern recognition, and quantitative analytical skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Desire to learn about financial markets and economic theories
  • Risk appetite & ability to work well under pressure in a face paced, team environment

Qualities that make great candidates:

  • Bachelor, Honours, Masters or PhDs in Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Actuarial Science, Economics or related degrees
  • Distinction Average or proven strong academics
  • Awards, prizes, medals, competitions, & scholarships
  • Achievements outside of studies through your hobbies & interests
  • Work experience that enhanced your communication, problem solving, analytical, and teamwork skills
     

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
Don’t be scared of rejection – I applied to the graduate developer role at Akuna expecting not to be a chance as an Electrical engineer. But here I am, and you could be here too!

Jacob Stollznow

  • Graduate stories
Don’t be scared of rejection – I applied to the graduate developer role at Akuna expecting not to be a chance as an Electrical engineer. But here I am, and you could be here too!

Jacob Stollznow

  • Graduate stories
Always be willing to learn something new, at work or otherwise, you never know when it’ll come in handy.

Claudio

  • Graduate stories
Always be willing to learn something new, at work or otherwise, you never know when it’ll come in handy.

Claudio

  • Graduate stories
Don’t be scared of rejection – I applied to the graduate developer role at Akuna expecting not to be a chance as an Electrical engineer. But here I am, and you could be here too!

Jacob Stollznow

  • Graduate stories
Don’t be scared of rejection – I applied to the graduate developer role at Akuna expecting not to be a chance as an Electrical engineer. But here I am, and you could be here too!

Jacob Stollznow

  • Graduate stories
Always be willing to learn something new, at work or otherwise, you never know when it’ll come in handy.

Claudio

  • Graduate stories
Always be willing to learn something new, at work or otherwise, you never know when it’ll come in handy.

Claudio