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Trader Intern 2024/2025 - Expression of Interest

IMC Financial Markets is a proprietary trading firm and market maker for various financial instruments listed on exchanges throughout the world.

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Trader Intern 2024/2025 - Expression of Interest



IMC is a leading global market maker, using algorithmic trading and advanced technology to buy and sell securities on multiple trading venues worldwide. We provide liquidity to the financial markets, driving efficiencies for buyers and sellers.

Founded in 1989, we are an ambitious, innovative company and identified early on the importance technology would play in the fast-paced evolution of trading. This entrepreneurial spirit still drives us today and can be found in all of our offices around the world.


We now operate globally from offices in Europe, the US and Asia Pacific. Our employees work closely together in multidisciplinary teams, making our success possible.

Technology - At IMC, technology is not a department, it is at the heart of everything we do. Our technologists push the limits of possibility, and then look beyond. In our fast-paced environment, short feedback loops mean projects worked on in the morning can enter production the next day.

Trading – Although our traders come from many backgrounds they all have one thing in common: they are at their best solving complex problems. Their insight into global events, market shifts and pricing ensure we are trading in the right place, at the right time.

Business Support - Around the world, IMC’s business support teams are essential for sustaining our success. In our dynamic environment, we have many exciting challenges and multidisciplinary opportunities to shape our operations and make a real impact.


Our employees are our greatest asset so we give them lots of responsibility and the support they need to make a difference. Our flat structure fosters a culture of openness and collaboration, encouraging the sharing of ideas and knowledge. It makes no difference if you have been with us for three days or three years, the best idea wins.

While we work hard, we also have a lot of fun; whether solving complex challenges or in team building, leisure and sporting activities. IMC also enables its employees to contribute towards a better society through our foundation.


IMC is a fast, dynamic environment where you’re trusted to make decisions from day one. We trade a wide range of financial instruments in many different ways. This means we look for different types of traders, from the quantitative minds who enjoy the mathematical side of trading to those who want more of the fast-paced, hands-on style of trading and have a higher appetite for risk.

Our traders all share one thing in common—they are at their best when solving complex problems. Their insights into global events, market shifts and pricing ensure that we always trade in the right place, at the right time.

Our 10-week trading internship is your chance to experience life as a trader at IMC. You’ll have all the support you need to succeed: a mixture of hands-on and classroom training and a mentor overseeing your work and professional development. Where you go from here is up to you – the majority of our interns secure a graduate position at the end of the program.


  • From day one, you are immersed in real projects, complex problem solving and opportunities to learn from some of the industry’s strongest Traders and Engineers.

  • See what it is like to be a Trader at IMC; develop your trading skills and strategies with our in-house trading simulation.

  • Learn about the trading industry and market-making.

  • Work collaboratively in an environment where creativity, teamwork and innovation are recognised and rewarded.

  • Be supported by a mentor who will oversee your progress and professional development.

  • Have the opportunity to secure a full-time role with IMC once you graduate


  • Accommodation in Sydney for the duration of the internship (for all interns).

  • Flights if you are relocating to Sydney for the opportunity.

  • 10-week structured learning, coaching and professional development program.

  • Intensive support from your mentor and education team.

  • An inspiring and vibrant work environment in the new Quay Quarter Towers overlooking Sydney Harbour—recently named “the world’s best building."

  • Weekly social activities and team events.

  • Volunteering days with our local charity partners.

  • In-house chef providing breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.

  • In-house barista providing tea, coffee and refreshments.

  • Complimentary weekly fitness classes.


  • An academic background in Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Actuaries, Finance or Economics with a minimum Distinction average or equivalent.

  • Commenced your penultimate year of study.

  • Strong analytical skills and desire to solve complicated problems.

  • The ability to make decisions in uncertainty and remain focused under pressure.

  • A genuine passion for financial markets (no prior knowledge or experience is required).

  • The ability to commence in November 2024.


To set you up for success, you can find our hiring process including tips on applying and interviewing with us on our website. Now it’s up to you! Apply today to start an amazing journey with IMC.

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