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Graduate Job IT Graduate Programme

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Marshall Wace
Reference: MW2IGP
Salary: £40,000  

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Opportunities in Technology at a leading Hedge Fund

Marshall Wace is one of the leading European hedge fund managers. Founded in 1997, we enjoy a strong reputation in the industry for our success, influence and innovation.

With staff across our global offices in London, Greenwich Connecticut and Hong Kong, Marshall Wace offers an exciting, driven and intellectually stimulating environment, providing you with an opportunity to work in a vibrant business with inspirational leaders.

What opportunities do we offer Graduates?

The IT Graduate Programme lasts for 6 months and is tailored around your individual development needs. You will become part of the team from day 1 and our graduate programme is deliberately designed for high calibre, highly motivated graduates who want to contribute to the day to day running of the business as quickly as possible.

The programme is set up to give you maximum exposure to the business. Rotations with different areas are a key part of the graduate programme, allowing you to see and understand our business whilst learning about the hedge fund industry. Put simply - we offer breadth, variety and the support that will enable you to build yourself a strong technical platform from which to launch your career within the firm. At the end of the rotation, you will become part of the team on a permanent basis.

The IT Graduate Programme

Graduates on our IT programme will be working at the cutting edge of our business with direct access to the latest technology and our key decision makers. Here you will have the opportunity to rotate across different business aligned development teams, which will allow you to learn the business and develop your financial services knowledge. You will also have the opportunity to work with the latest technologies and learn from some of the best technicians in our sector, allowing you to become an outstanding IT professional. The salary for a graduate on this programme is £40,000.

Why join our business?

As a dynamic, fast paced and entrepreneurial firm, we think there are three main reasons you would want to join us.

  • We actively encourage your ideas. Our firm is built on innovation and so we won’t stifle yours.
  • You are valued. This means we give you real business critical projects and problems to solve. It also means you will be given responsibility from the start.
  • We’ll treat you like an individual – so your training programme is tailored around your own development needs and career path.

So, what are we looking for?

Firstly, it’s important to understand just how we see ourselves in the market. As one of Europe’s foremost hedge fund manager’s, it follows that we only hire the best people. We say that we want: self-starters; lateral thinkers; entrepreneurs; independent minds; challengers of the status-quo; and above all driven and ambitious graduates.

What does this mean practically? Well, you are likely to be in the top 1% of students at your university. We are flexible on your degree discipline but we do expect our graduates to be highly numerate. We are looking for graduates from Computer Science, Engineering, Maths and Science degree backgrounds from the graduation years of 2009, 2010 and 2011. Finally, you are likely to be someone that is looking for a graduate programme that is a little different and in turn you are likely to be inventive, driven and looking for your next big challenge.

The timetable:

  • We are accepting applications until 07 December 2010
  • Interviews will be held between now and 18 December 2010
  • The Assessment Centre will then take place on 21 December 2010

Location: London (inner and outer)

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