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    First Derivative
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    As a company, and as individuals, we value honesty, respect, openness, intelligence and development. Whether you are a recent graduate fresh out of university with a desire to kick-start your career in capital markets or seeking an exciting placement – First Derivatives offers prospects to match your potential.

    We are looking for high achievers who boast an impressive academic record and sociable personality to match. At First Derivative we take pride in hiring only the most talented of graduates. This is your opportunity to join an organisation that commits to realising your professional potential, challenging you intellectually within a team environment and providing you with an enhanced career experience. To apply for First Derivative you must have a thirst to succeed, the ambition to travel and the drive to reach new limits.

    Here you can learn more about how our recruitment process works, what to expect and how you should prepare. This First Derivative advice centre is here to help make your application shine, give you helpful tips about how to make the most of your interview, and answer some of your more general recruitment queries.

    Please ensure you review each section of our website carefully, particularly the “Junior Consulting Programme” and the “Capital Markets Training Programme” documents.

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    I joined First Derivative in June 2019 during my placement year as part of my Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science from Queen’s University Belfast. Their vast range of technological pathways and opportunities for growth is what enticed me to apply. Working within First Derivative has been one of enjoyment as I am fortunate to be part of a team that have my back and always give a lending hand, who drive you to exceed your limits all the while building your confidence along the way. The career progression within First Derivative has been fast driven with ample opportunities to progress your expertise and skills with their tailored training materials to strengthen your knowledge to succeed to the next level of your career. I am excited to see what the future holds with my role within First Derivative as it is one that has been very rewarding thus far.
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