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Graduates are treated differently at IMC, because they are different. They’re restless perfectionists who love technology and never give up until a problem is solved. If that sounds like you, come start an extraordinary career with one of the world’s leading trading firms.

IMC is one of the world’s leading proprietary trading firms, trading on the biggest exchanges in the world. Founded in 1989 by two Dutch traders, IMC today employs over 400 people in Amsterdam, New York, Chicago, Sydney, Zug, Hong Kong and Shanghai. We’re primarily active in algorithmic arbitrage and market-making on listed exchanges across the globe.

We trade on an entirely proprietary basis, and that means we don’t have clients. Instead, we use our own capital for all trading activity and take on all associated risks. With our sights firmly set on becoming the number one proprietary trading company in the world by profit and volume, the possibilities for our future and yours are endless.

Technology has transformed the old method of floor trading that you’ve seen in the movies to a process where traders are ‘plugged in’ to exchanges. We’re leading this transition. Our trading strategy involves using sophisticated algorithms, which are created and coded by us, to buy and sell a security at different prices. It creates a unique environment where traders and developers work as one team to apply technology in new and innovative ways.

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Key Facts


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Information Systems
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Position Locations



Applications are now open. Applications close Monday 28th March at 11:59pm for our Graduate Trader role and Sunday 10th April at 11:59pm for our Graduate Software Engineer role.

Citizenship / Eligibility Requirements

All candidates considered, including international students


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Our Graduate Program can offer you a learning experience that no other trading firm can. From our collaborative team environment in Sydney, you can start tackling challenges with the world’s brightest minds from your very first week.


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Our success as a trading firm comes from hiring people who think and act a little differently to most. Our graduate traders and developers are highly intelligent, inquisitive and tenacious, and never the type to give up without a win.

If you’re a top academic performer who loves to think fast and solve problems, and tackle new challenges every day, you’re one of our kind. Strong communication skills and a passion for collaboration are vital. You need the confidence to voice opinions, but it’s just as important that you can listen to and respect your teammates’ ideas and keep your feet planted firmly on the ground.

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Our Graduate Program provides everything you need to thrive in your new career. There’s no better way to start your journey than by learning the ropes alongside other graduates from around the world.

Program structure
The Graduate Program begins with a six-week training program in our Amsterdam office, where you’ll learn the ins and outs of our business and have time to explore the city alongside fellow graduates from across the globe. As soon as you’re up to speed on market-making concepts, you’ll learn all about options theory, our in-house technology systems and our trading products.

Once back in Sydney, you’ll hit the ground running in your new role and team. You’ll earn $125K in your first year (plus bonus!) and receive all of the guidance you need to start trading or developing software from your very first day. Your learning won’t stop there. Throughout the program you’ll benefit from ongoing opportunities to develop new skills and grow your career.



If you like the idea of working in a place where there are no fancy job titles and inflated egos, and where people of all experience levels are rewarded equally for their contributions and ideas, you belong in our world.

Our people have energy and persistence that can be felt in every corner of our office floor. While we offer the excitement of a buzzing trading environment, our culture is casual, not corporate. It’s collaborative, not hierarchical or political. And because we reward on merit instead of seniority, there’s no limit to how far you can go or how much you can earn.

On this level playing field, our people are able to contribute their ideas, be heard and make an impact, right from the beginning. Traders and developers work closely together, rather than in isolation. We appreciate that our people have passions outside of the office and so we’ll give you the freedom to enjoy a well-rounded lifestyle. As far as your success is concerned, this all means that there’s nothing to stand in your way.

We reward our people’s hard work through gestures like free breakfasts, fruit bowls and a fully-stocked bar. And with regular team dinners, charity events and Friday night drinks on the social schedule, you’ll feel part of the team straight away.

Click here to learn about our community involvement, social events and benefits, and to hear from our people.

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If you’re ready to sink your teeth into some great challenges, we’d like to hear from you. We’re currently accepting applications for Trader and Software Engineer positions in our 2017 Graduate Program. Get started on your application today!

The first step is to complete our online application form. Make sure you answer all questions and attach your resume and academic transcripts. In your cover letter, let us know why you believe that you’re right for this role and one of our kind.

If you make it through initial screening, you’ll be invited to participate in a series of assessment days. This is when you’ll be interviewed and tested for aptitude and ability. The strongest candidates will then be invited to our ‘Super Day’ where we’ll make our final offers.

Click here to visit our website and apply today.