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    Financial Engineer – Legal & Compliance


    Applications for our 2022 Business Services roles are now closed as our places for this year have been filled. Please keep an eye out for our 2023 roles opening for applications over the coming months.

    The world’s financial systems sit on top of a complex web of regulations and controls that are constantly under the threat of financial crime and are continuously changing. The Legal & Compliance Analyst stream is a specialist branch of our Financial Engineer Graduate Program and is the gateway to a fascinating area of global finance. ​

    It covers everything from client analysis, anti-money laundering and helping our clients stay compliant with the ever-changing global regulatory landscape through to working on financial crime detection and prevention. We will train you in the intricacies of global finance and their regulations while working on real problems with our clients. Our clients are global financial institutions so there is plenty of opportunity to travel.

    What we look for:​
    • An inquisitive mindset, an aptitude for problem-solving, a passion for learning​
    • A confident communicator, competent in client interactions​
    • Willingness to travel to various parts of the world to work with clients​
    • The ability to pick up technical training and apply this to client projects​
    • Strong academic background – ideally a 2.1 degree in mixed legal degrees (e.g. Law and Finance/Law and Economics/Law and Accounting) or legal graduates with experience in banking/finance are preferred


    A key advantage of First Derivative’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.

    Muireann – Financial Engineer, First Derivative