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Front Office Graduate

IG Group London Full-time

Job Title

Front Office Graduate

Job Description

IG – 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 fin-tech company incorporating the IG, tastylive, Brightpool, 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.

Programme Description

By joining IG as a Graduate, 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 where you will understand how the business works. During this time, you will have the opportunity to interact 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
  • Investments

and many more!

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 Math
  • an interest in Financial Markets
  • recently graduated

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 instill 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
  • Assessment Center – 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:

  • 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
  • Contribution to gym memberships and more
  • A day off on your birthday
  • Two days’ volunteering leave per year
  • Matched giving for your fundraising activity

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 centers, close to everything you might need for a rewarding working experience.

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