We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of commonly asked questions related to the trader and market analyst recruitment processes and what we look for in candidates.
Each OSTC office recruits on an individual timetable. We recommend you sign up to our Global Network where you will receive our latest news and job alerts.
Closing date deadlines for each position are listed on our Vacancies page. Each position is recruited for on a group basis, which means that on average 10-15 positions are available per job listing. Due to the volume of applications received, we recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
OSTC welcomes candidates from all degree disciplines as well as those who did not attend university.
What we do require is that you have an interest in trading and a passion to succeed.
You do not need to have previous professional trading/market analysis experience to apply; we provide in-depth training before you start trading/analysing on live markets. However, having some prior knowledge about trading/analysing financial markets is essential for applicants to be successful.
We welcome applications from all candidates but there are legal restrictions in the countries in which we operate. We are unable to process applications that have visa or sponsorship requirements.
After submitting your CV and answering our questionnaire, the next stage will vary for each region.
Typically there is an interview either In-person in your local office or by video. This is followed by numeracy/aptitude, analytical or psychometric tests. If successful after these stages, an invitation to an assessment day/interview session will be arranged.
For the OSTC regions that undertake numeracy tests (UK/India/Russia) You will either be sent a link to an online test or invited to the office to complete. The tests are designed to test your numeracy agility and are not overly complicated.
It is important to be open and honest about your experience and aspirations. Think about how to answer questions that evidence your commitment to learning and progressing in a career in trading/market analysis.
OSTC pays salaries to all our traders/market analysts throughout their career including their training period.
We believe this demonstrates our commitment to the individual and our confidence in our training methods. The full remuneration and bonus structure will be discussed with you in detail during our hiring process but we are confident that our bonus structure is one of the most generous in the market.
In order to create a sustainable high-performing workplace, OSTC operates two generous short and long term performance-based incentive plans. You will receive more information at the interview and employment offer stage.
You will progress from a junior trader/market analyst through to a senior trader/market analyst usually over a 3-4 year period. Some traders/market analysts also go into managerial roles but it depends on the individual and capacity of the office.
Most regions welcome re-applying candidates as this demonstrates both persistence and commitment which are two key strengths in successful traders/market analysts.
No, it is not possible.