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Graduate Job Graduate Trainee - Technical Services

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Hatstand Ltd
Reference: HS208
Salary: £25,000 - £32,500 depending on experience  

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Hatstand ( are looking to recruit IT graduate trainees to join a 2 year scheme for our leading clients (Major European / Global Investment Banks).  This is an exciting and challenging opportunity.

The trainee role will involve the following disciplines:

  • Formal training on specific internal systems
  • Close working relationships with both the business and the technical teams. 
  • Reviewing and communicating software release changes from the appropriate development teams
  • System testing and quality assurance
  • Liasing with product providers regarding problem resolution and enhancement/project delivery
  • Liasing with the Front Office business and IT groups
  • Management of problems, ensuring effective and timely resolution and communication
  • Identifying and resolving potential system problems
  • Project lead, co-ordinate and implement system releases
  • Update relevant applications and system documentation for the various support and technical groups
  • Take ownership of client issues and manage them to resolution
  • Manage client / vendor expectations
  • Effectively communicate issues to Business and IT Managers
  • Contribute to communication and cooperation between regional technical teams to facilitate consistently high standards of client services globally
  • Work effectively under pressure with strong sensitivity to deadlines
  • Support clients by providing technical expertise and knowledge to maintain agreed service levels



  • Educated to degree level in a technical discipline (minimum 2:1)
  • Self evident interest in IT
  • Willingness and desire to understand distributed systems (Solaris, Linux server-side, XP/.net client side) any prior experience beneficial
  • Database knowledge beneficial: oracle, Sybase desirable
  • Some experience of applications development (Java, C++).  Perl/other scripting language beneficial
  • A solid understanding and a deep desire to learn more about investment banking and financial markets
  • Strong communication skills
  • Demonstrable technical skills / aptitude / attitude
  • Clear sense of ownership and responsibility
  • Observant, insightful and eager to contribute
  • Motivated, ambitious and enthusiastic
  • A willingness to learn new technologies and build a solid understanding of the business context of the applications
  • Highly committed and dedicated
  • Reliability, responsiveness, assurance and empathy are essential
  • Must be articulate and highly literate in the English language.
  • Ability to work in a high pressure environment.


2 year contract

25,000 - £32,500 depending on experience

Location: Any Location, London (inner and outer), UK locations

Recruiter Details

Helen Highet
Hatstand Ltd

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