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    Placements at First Derivative

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    A year-long industry experience like no other

    On our 12-month placement program, there are no limits to what you can learn as you begin to lay the foundations for your career.

    The First Derivative Placement Program is a unique learning opportunity for university students to gain professional experience and industry exposure that will prove invaluable through education and beyond. Being entrusted with high levels of responsibility from day one, you’ll gain a sought-after skill set and benefit from the support of our HQ team over your year-long placement in one of the exciting positions we offer.

    Training

    As a placement, you will have access to unparalleled training opportunities through structured learning and hands-on experience. You will take part in our world-renowned Capital Markets Training Program (CMTP) and boost your long-term career prospects from day one!

    Why First Derivative?

    During your placement year, you will become an integral part of our team, gaining exposure to many different areas of our business. From day one, you are a valued member of the team and you will have the opportunity to learn from your peers and experienced consultants, who can help you define your future career path.

     

    Financial Engineering

    Ideally, we are seeking students from Finance/Risk Management/Economics/Maths or similar degree disciplines to work as part of our team of Financial Engineers and Consultants. Candidates should have a strong interest in the capital markets industry and be highly motivated self-starters with a passion for learning. Students are guaranteed a high-quality experience within the FinTech industry, gaining exposure to financial projects whilst also building sought-after technical skills. Successful candidates will be contributing to live projects from the outset, whether they be internally focused or client-facing.

    The ideal applicant will have:

    • An inquisitive mindset, an aptitude for problem solving
    • Be on track for a minimum 2.1 in a degree in Finance, Mathematics, Economics, Accounting or a similar degree discipline
    • A confident communicator, competent in client interactions
    • The ability to pick up technical training and apply this to client projects

    All applicants must have excellent interpersonal skills and an impressive academic record with an emphasis on strong technical, analytical and problem-solving skills.

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    Software Engineering

    Ideally, we are seeking students from computing and technical degree disciplines to work as part of our development team for 1 year. Candidates should have a strong interest in software development and be highly motivated self-starters with a passion for learning. Students are guaranteed a high-quality software development experience and will be contributing to live projects from the beginning, whether they be internally focused or client-facing.

    The ideal applicant will have:

    • An inquisitive mindset, an aptitude for problem solving and technical skills to combine them
    • Be on track for a minimum 2.1 in a degree in Computing, Computer Science, Software Engineering or a similarly quantitative discipline
    • Excellent communication skills to present findings and articulate their business benefits
    • Experience with Java, C/C++ and/or UNIX is beneficial

    All applicants must have excellent interpersonal skills and an impressive academic record with an emphasis on strong technical, analytical and problem-solving skills.

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    HR/Operations

    We are seeking students from a Business Management, Human Resources Management or similar discipline to work as part of our Operations team at Headquarters for a year-long placement. Candidates should have a strong interest in this area and be highly motivated self-starters with a passion for learning and a strong work ethic. This exciting and highly sought-after HR & Operations Placement position covers key responsibilities across a variety of areas including Human Resources, Recruitment, Training and Development, Marketing, Expenses Management and Property Support. Successful candidates will be based primarily at our global HQ in Newry and will gain invaluable experience working in the busy operational teams of a global organisation, supporting our central functions teams as we enable our business to operate efficiently and continue to grow.

    The ideal applicant will have:

    • An inquisitive mindset and an aptitude for problem solving
    • A minimum 2.1 in a degree in Business, Human Resources or a similar degree discipline
    • A confident communicator capable of interactions across departments
    • A high level of attention to detail and the ability to manage their workload effectively

    All applicants must have exceptional interpersonal skills and an excellent academic record. We also require candidates with the ability to work well under instruction and as part of a team with a “can do” attitude!

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