On the Financial Engineering stream of our Options Graduate Scheme, you will be afforded the opportunity to work directly with some of the world’s top financial institutions on live projects, while also undertaking a structured training programme. This is a fast track Financial Engineering consultancy option for graduates with excellent problem solving and interpersonal skills. Those chosen for this stream will help us continue to provide tailor-made solutions, from consulting to support models to other technology services. You may fill Support and Business Analyst roles across front, middle and back-office operations.
Working directly with our clients is a critical component of the role and therefore there is a large element of travel. The consultancy projects you may be working on will vary in project type, duration and location, therefore it is imperative that you are willing to travel extensively at short notice.
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The Capital Markets Training Programme (CMTP) is a two-year programme will incorporate regular assessments and reviews to help you challenge yourself and guide your learning. The unique combination of on-the-job training and academic learning will enable you to gain knowledge and experience to build a strong foundation for a successful career in the FinTech industry.
As a Financial Engineer there is a wide variety of projects available for you to, including Business Analysis, Project Management Office, Compliance, Testing and Data Analysis. Projects can vary from data collection to business performance measurement or from report creation/ presentation to liaising with a diversity of departments within the client firm to produce plans.
The types of projects you could be placed on may be short term, to simply solve a problem, or longer term if a permanent role is vacant and needs to be filled. Generally, you will work on each client project for 6-8 months, so you will work on 3-4 different projects over the 2-year period.
The Options Programme will offer you a fast-track opportunity to work with some of the world’s top financial institutions. You will gain valuable experience and exposure working in a variety of roles for a diverse client base. On client site, as well as developing your Capital Markets knowledge, you will develop your interpersonal and presentational skills, as well as learning how to be adaptable and resilient under pressure. The formal training will further enhance your financial, technical and consultancy skills. The knowledge and attributes you will gain both on client site and through formal training will help you to identify and work towards the direction you’d like to take your career in the longer term.
There really is no ‘typical day’ as a Financial Engineer! Projects and roles vary significantly depending on your client, your skillset and what city you are based in. This makes the role incredibly diverse and dynamic. As a Financial Engineer, you could be working as part of a small or larger team to measure business performance by collecting, extracting or validating data using Microsoft Excel. You may also make presentations summarising accomplishments and future objectives of a specific project, or simply tracking the current business performance in a more agile and flexible manner. You may also be asked to attend meetings with various teams and departmental members in order to maintain strong client relationships and to gain a global insight into your client’s business.
“This graduate programme really can be a fast track to working with some of the leading financial institutions, rapidly gaining valuable experience in a variety of roles as only a consultant with access to move across top tier clients can”
“Financial Engineer is a role without any real borders as FD have clients who require consultancy services all over the globe. From my intake last August alone, we’ve had people go out on projects to Boston, Stockholm, Dublin, Limerick, London, Frankfurt, and Johannesburg. This is a fantastic role for allowing you to see places of the world you might otherwise not get the chance to witness.”
“A key advantage of FD’s graduate programme is that it gives you the opportunity to work on a variety of projects to get an insight and understanding of the different roles available within a business. This is what attracted me to the programme as I wasn’t too sure what area in business I wanted to pursue.”
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