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2024 Trading Internship - Sydney

2024 Trading Internship - Sydney


Are you passionate about maths, puzzles and strategy games? Interested in how you can turn this passion into a career?


SIG Quantitative Trading Internship Program


SIG’s Quantitative Trading Internship offers a unique opportunity to learn about quantitative trading. Working from our Sydney office, our interns will experience how our traders use decision science, game theory, and technology to make trading decisions. Our education program combines both classroom and on the ‘trading desk’ training, which provides interns with a deep exposure to trading, so they can decide if it is what they want to pursue as a career.


Your internship experience includes:

  • Option theory and option modelling lessons in the classroom
  • Decision making - using game theory, decision science, poker, and other strategy games
  • Mock Trading - to practice what you have learnt
  • Real impact - SIG interns work closely with our traders on a real-world project that directly impacts our trading business.

What we're looking for

• Numerate + Logical: When it comes to decision making, you use clear and sound reasoning. You’re rational and like to use numbers and data to come up with sensible solutions.
• Problem Solvers: You enjoy solving puzzles and love it when you discover a solution to a difficult problem.
• Communicators: You enjoy building relationships with those you work closely with, and you enjoy sharing ideas, expressing your thoughts, and listening to the views of others.
• Curious: You’re excited by a career in trading. You don’t need to have studied finance (we’ll teach you what you need to know).
• Penultimate Year Student: Confirmed plan to graduate by December 2025 with a degree in any

discipline (most typically STEM), Distinction average WAM, from an Australian or New Zealand University


Read about Joseph’s ‘Day in the life’ as a Trader.

What’s in it for you:
• Our market leading education program incorporates classroom theory and simulated learning.
• Our non-hierarchical culture allows employees of every level to thrive and make an impact. We are not your typical trading firm – the environment is casual, collaborative and we focus on continuous development.
• Highly competitive remuneration
• Fully stocked kitchen - daily breakfast and lunch
• Regular social, sporting and community events
• Explore our benefits and culture link

Our Interview Process
1. Application
2. Online Assessment (Quantitative and problem-solving skills)
3. Phone Interviews (Behavioural and technical)
4. Office Interview (Trader interview, desk rotation, office tour)
5. Job Offer

Equal Opportunity statement
We encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds, and we welcome requests for reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process to ensure that you can best demonstrate your abilities. If you have any questions, please contact

About SIG
SIG is a global quantitative trading firm founded by a group of friends who share a passion for game theory and probabilistic thinking. We have incorporated this approach into our culture, where you will find relentless problem solvers within each of our core disciplines: Trading, Technology, and Quantitative Research. From offices around the world, our employees collaborate to make optimal decisions and are driven by the desire to achieve winning results together.

SIG does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or search firms. Any resume or referral submitted in the absence of a signed agreement will become the property of SIG and no fee will be paid.


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