Schneider Trading Associates

Schneider Trading Associates

December 16, 2011 04:00 ET

Four Weeks Can Change Your Life-Schneider Trading Associates Offers Sponsored "Apprentice-Style" Route to City Career

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Dec. 16, 2011) - Schneider Trading Associates (STA), the London based trading and brokerage house is offering candidates searching for their ideal City job the opportunity to take part in a fully funded 'Apprentice-style' training programme that could change the direction of their life in just four weeks.

In the current economic climate, graduate programme opportunities for an exciting and rewarding career are particularly hard to come by. Opportunities that enable an individual to do this without having to pay significant training fees or slowly climb the corporate ladder are rarer still. The Professional Trader Programme (PTP) offers a fantastic opportunity to start a career in an industry that has been traditionally difficult to get a foothold in.

STA's sponsored PTP offers a comprehensive four-week selection process for trainees to learn how to become a trader without any previous knowledge or experience. The programme has been running for 12 years, and STA are bucking the current economic trend by actively seeking out new candidates this year who want to make their mark as City traders.

Starting with the basics, from simple timed arithmetic to entering orders into the market in front of the class under pressure, the course quickly develops, providing in-depth knowledge on the role of a trader and teaching the skills that are required to succeed in a competitive market. The programme combines theory and practical exercises with continual assessment to ensure candidates have what it takes to be successful. Trainees benefit from STA's state-of-the-art trading simulator and training facility in EC2 and only the best will be able to complete the four week course and secure trading jobs at Schneider.

Matt Silvester, STA's Head of Training commented: "Historically, entry into a City job has been very difficult without having the right connections or coming from the right background. We wanted to help provide a path for graduates and school leavers or even people considering a career change - whatever their background - and help create new opportunities for them. The key aspect is that it will not cost them anything to complete the programme and could well change their life."

STA believes trading offers a fast-paced, exciting and rewarding working environment for candidates who can demonstrate they have the aptitude and desire to succeed during the PTP course.

Silvester continued: "With continual assessment over the four weeks, not everyone will make the cut. However, candidates who do complete the course are guaranteed a career at STA on a self-employed basis with the opportunity to become their own boss and with the potential for unlimited financial reward."

If you would like the opportunity to change your life in four weeks, apply by sending a CV and a covering letter to or find Schneider Trading at and on Facebook and Twitter - and @schneidertrader.

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