Our UK Offices

In the UK we offer two types of Trading Lab experience. In Brighton we have partnered with the Universities of Brighton and Sussex to offer a traditional Trading Lab encounter on campus. Our Swansea office has partnered with the Universities of Swansea, Cardiff, Cork and the University of South Wales.

Our Swansea office also has the facilities to hold in-house bespoke Trading experiences. OSTC Wales are committed to providing academic groups from a wide variety of schools, colleges and Universities with the opportunity to discover more about our industry and business. We regularly deliver the following options to groups from a variety of academic disciplines at our trading floor, or at a venue of your convenience. Take the opportunity to find out more information and plan your bespoke educational visit.

For more information on UK Trading Lab opportunities contact Sophie Cookson
careerswales@ostc.com
01792 720021 ext. 0523

Option 1 – Meet the Employer
This presentation aims to provide an overview of OSTC, the markets we specialise in and our industry. We reflect on personal career experiences, provide an insight on trading strategy and introduce the concept of technical analysis and risk management. (1 hour)

Option 2 – The OSTC Challenge
The OSTC Challenge requires students to compete in teams. The aim is to complete a 6 part, timed challenge focusing on several aspects of business management and trading, such as, financial reporting, business operations and risk management. The challenge concludes with each team presenting their findings to the judging panel. Prizes are awarded to the team showcasing the best analysis, ideas and understanding. (2.5 hours) This option is recommend in conjunction with option 1.

Option 3 – How to Stand Out From the Crowd

OSTC Traders and Managers share their experiences from years of shaping Graduate application and recruitment processes. Hear first-hand case studies of application & interview tactics that made candidates stand out for the right (and wrong) reasons. The session will close with the chance to ask questions and gain information on the application process and training at OSTC. (1 hour)

Option 4 – Trading Challenge
Using real time market data and our simulator training room facilities students compete, as individuals or pairs, in a practical trading session. The markets the competition will focus on include sugar, crude oils, Government bonds and metals to name but a few. Students will be guided through the software and offered first hand trading advice throughout from managers and traders. Prizes are awarded to those with the best trading results. (1.5 hours)

Option 5 – Technical Analysis
As much of OSTCs trading strategy stems from a technical approach this session aims to provide a more detailed introduction to the concept of charting. We discuss the reasons why combining a technical and fundamental approach to trading creates short and long term opportunities. Studies covered include moving averages, Bollinger bands, pivot levels and volume studies. (1 hour)