Schneider Trading Associates

Schneider Trading Associates

November 09, 2011 07:00 ET

Qualifications Are Not the Only Key to Success, Says STA

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Nov. 9, 2011) - London based trading and brokerage house Schneider Trading Associates (STA), which offers a sponsored four-week trader training course, leading to trading jobs on its arcade, is challenging the perception that paper qualifications are the key to securing a City job. By offering would-be traders the opportunity to train on their comprehensive trader programme, STA will guarantee a trading position to successful candidates after completion of the course, regardless of their qualifications.

STA's Professional Trader Programme (PTP) assumes selected trainees have no prior knowledge of the finance industry and gives candidates from any background the opportunity to become a trader at no cost to themselves and without the assumed pre-requisites of specific financial or mathematical qualifications.

Matt Silvester, Head of Training at STA says: 'Candidates accepted onto the course during our Apprentice-style selection process come from diverse backgrounds. We are looking for people who can demonstrate an aptitude for figures, a cool head and a desire to succeed in the City - not necessarily those with a multitude of qualifications.'

The intensive PTP course runs over a four week period starting with an assumed zero knowledge of the trading process and building up to the more complex specifics of the markets and trading. The programme quickly develops providing trainees an in-depth understanding of the role of a trader and teaches the skills and attitude required to succeed.

The course combines theory, psychological assessment and hands-on practical skills using STA's state-of-the-art trading simulator and training facility in their London office maximising trainees' potential to secure a trading job at Schneider.

Silvester adds: 'One of our most successful traders came to us from the construction industry. He wanted a change of career, took the PTP course and has now established a lucrative career as a trader on our trading arcade.'

STA is actively looking for the next wave of potential traders to continue to prove that paper qualifications can be secondary to the right attitude, aptitude and desire to make a career in a fast paced, exciting working environment. With over 12 years' experience of training traders, STA are experts in identifying and bringing out the best in PTP candidates.

If you are a graduate, school leaver or simply looking for a change of career and you think you have what it takes to complete the PTP course with STA, apply by sending a CV and covering letter to Or follow Schneider Trading's Facebook page at or its Twitter @schneidertrader. Follow and retweet @schneidertrader by 23 November for your chance to win an iPad 2.

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