Read Edward's story
Read Edward's story
Whilst studying at the University of Exeter, OSTC hosted a market making trading challenge. As an intrinsically competitive individual, I enjoyed the fast-paced nature of dissecting various information sources to act decisively. This encouraged me to explore trading as a potential career path and in October 2018 I commenced the ‘Brighton Learning Experience’.
With limited knowledge of trading, I was immersed into all aspects of the trading process. The learning curve was very steep, developing fundamental and technical analysis skills, learning various strategies used to develop an edge and understanding the nuances across various parts of the futures curve for a variety of products. The open-plan, friendly office environment, buddy system, interactive classroom-style teachings from Sam Baker and simulated real-time trading environment allowed this learning experience to be interesting and engaging.
The learning experience has provided a strong foundation upon which I look forward to developing as I progress as a Junior Trader at OSTC. I also look forward to the daily challenge of capitalising on the opportunities presented in a variety of markets, remaining focused to analyse, interpret and react to numerous information sources and working in an environment I am passionate about. I am grateful to have been presented this opportunity and excited to maximise my potential whilst working alongside helpful, insightful and motivated colleagues.
Read Hywel's story
I worked with an ex-trader when on a work placement, so I had an idea of the energy and commitment required for the role. I also read the book “One good trade”, which was helpful at giving me an insight into the thought process and set-ups for a trade, but it was still a pretty alien concept when you look at the screens filled with numbers.
I had a good year last year and it was great to get the bonus I did. I really felt that was a reward for all the hard work I’ve put in during my time at OSTC. For me, that’s the key. It is hard work and you have to have the determination to succeed, bounce-back ability, be calm under pressure, ready to admit when you’re wrong, and also be able to analyse your trades