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  • Posted: Feb 18, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • We’re a global leader in online trading, with our range of award-winning platforms and apps providing fast and flexible access to over 17,000 financial markets – including indices, shares, forex, and commodities. Established in 1974 as the world’s first financial spread betting firm, we’re now the world’s No.1 provider of CFD...
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    Trainee Sales Trader

    What You’ll Do

    • Providing front line support to our clients across phone, email, web chat and social media
    • Answering queries from our client base on all of our products and platforms
    • Providing an execution-only phone dealing service (following relevant training and support)
    • Resolving trade disputes
    • Providing clients with technical support with our front-end platforms and chart packages
    • Proactively conversing with our clients about financial markets and our latest innovations
    • Conducting audit checks and client administration tasks
    • In doing so you’ll benefit from exposure to a vibrant, commercially driven environment, with development opportunities encompassing everything from client reactivation and retention, premium client service and dealing roles.

    Who You’ll Be

    What you will need is a genuine interest in working in financial markets, along with motivation levels as impressive as your aptitude for numbers and attention to detail – plus:

    • A degree-level education
    • Fluency in English (written and spoken)
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • The ability to work well under pressure
    • A logical and analytical approach to problem solving
    • Confident to employ basic maths skills, particularly mental arithmetic.
    • Strong organisational and time management skills
    • Literacy in MS Office
    • Desirable: experience of working within a financial environment

    What You’ll Get

    As well as having the chance to attend regular social events, get funding for your charitable endeavours and join a range of special interest groups, you’ll receive an attractive selection of benefits working with IG:

    • Flexible working hours and work-from–home opportunities
    • Performance-related bonuses
    • Pension, insurance and medical plans
    • Career-focused technical and leadership training
    • Contribution to gym memberships and more
    • Birthday off
    • Two volunteering days leave per year

    Duration: (6 months contract)

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    Markets Writer

    Job Description

    Join the game-changers :

    As a Markets Writer, you will contribute to regular content production for both time-sensitive news and trade ideas, as well as longer term evergreen and educational pieces. You will also play a key role in video scripting and pre-production, and support on larger projects and administrative processes critical to the smooth running and reactive nature of the DailyFX desk. You will have a passion to inform, educate and motivate traders to both draw new clients to DailyFX resources and broker parent IG's products while also supporting existing clients for retention. This will be a key role in providing important education and inspiration to clients and non-clients alike, to ensure we can make trading safe and available for the ambitious!

    Where You’ll Work

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

    You'll be based in our Johannesburg office but working with global teams, particularly in New York, Chicago, London, Melbourne, and Singapore.

    How You’ll Grow

    Your personal and professional development are important to us. As a company that’s constantly redefining the boundaries of possibility, we’ll challenge you to push yourself, accelerate your ambitions and rise to new levels of excellence. We know that’s a big ask, so we’ll make sure that you’re supported all the way, getting the backing you need and the recognition you deserve. If you connect with our vision and can get behind it, you’ll be rewarded with countless opportunities to experience new things and enhance your abilities.

    The progression from a Markets Writer role is to Analyst, then Strategist, then Senior Strategist and Head Strategist, but there are many different ways to create your own personal pathway to incorporate elements of the role that particularly interest you (such as breaking news, media opportunities, PR, client engagement, etc).

    What You’ll Get

    As well as having the chance to attend regular social events and join special-interest groups, you get an attractive selection of benefits working with IG:

    • Matched giving for your fundraising activity
    • Flexible working hours and work-from-home opportunities
    • Performance-related bonuses
    • Pension, insurance and medical plans
    • Career-focused technical and leadership training 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

    Who You Are

    1. You’re upbeat and enthusiastic, and you have an open mind and a curious, can-do attitude.
    2. You, like us, understand the importance of collaboration and are driven to be the best in what you do.
    3. You embody our three core values – to champion the client, learn fast together and raise the bar. You want to be part of a proudly carbon-neutral company that will prioritise your wellbeing and that of the world around you, helping to create a brighter future for all. A company that embraces diversity and welcomes everyone with respect, regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, gender, identification, faith or culture. If you’re inspired by our way of working and can bring something new to our team of top-notch people, then you’ll find a home here.
    • Minimum Bachelors degree in Economics, Investments or Finance with 2:1 or higher;
    • Sound previous proven experience in capital markets, either in trading or research;
    • Understanding of technical aspects of the financial markets (foreign exchange in particular);
    • Personal interest in markets and/or trading;
    • Self-motivated and ability to effectively multitask;
    • Experience in presenting to crowds and media;
    • Experience interacting with high-net worth clients;
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
    • Exceptional project management skills; and
    • Driven to provide, learn and apply new ideas.

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