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Ben Taylor

As Give A Grad A Go's Sales Manager, it's my responsibility to lead our team of expert Graduate Recruitment Consultants. I make sure that our sales team is reaching its full potential, offering both graduates and clients the best possible service.

My area of expertise

I work primarily with corporate clients in the Banking & Finance sector. My graduate jobs tend to include FX Broking, Trading and Wealth Management roles.

Why I chose to work at Give A Grad A Go

Having been on the graduate job hunt for a while, I originally came into the Give A Grad A Go office to discuss potential career opportunities. I was really taken aback by the fantastic working atmosphere and cameraderie at Give A Grad A Go, and when Cary called a few hours later to invite me in for a trial, it felt right. 7 years later, here I am!

The worst job I've had

Before I worked at Give A Grad A Go, I did have a few interesting graduate jobs – probably the most challenging was working in the energy industry. It was interesting to learn about energy, but setting margins for huge corporate energy tenders was definitely a bit out of my comfort zone!

If you’re looking for operations graduate jobs in London and you want to work for a leading foreign exchange business, this Operations Executive job could be the one for you. With offices in London and in Dubai, their team of experts have decades of combined experience in currency markets – so if you want to join this established business, apply today.

Company profile

In this Operations Executive graduate job, you will be joining a young yet hugely successful business that is challenging the market leaders within the international payment solution sector. Based in the financial world, they work with high-profile clients across EMEA, and are ranked in Bloomberg’s top 10 most accurate currency forecasters. With a deep knowledge of foreign exchange, they are now seeking a confident graduate to join their team in Central London.

Job description

In this Operations Executive graduate job, you will be working to ensure the smooth running of the day-to-day activities of this FX Brokerage. This is a hugely varied role, where you will be liaising with corporate and private clients, ensuring timely settlements of FX trades as well as resolving any incoming queries or support issues. You will need to be both professional and adaptable, as you’ll be communicating with clients and internal teams alike, working at the very centre of the business to make sure that it is running efficiently.

Key responsibilities

In this Operations Executive graduate job, your responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing instructions and monitoring cash transfers for transaction accounts
  • Ensuring the accurate and timely execution and delivery of client and bank instructions with strict cut-offs
  • Performing daily internal and external reconciliation
  • Investigating and resolving failed/non-receipt incoming and outgoing FX payments for transaction accounts and clients
  • Liaising with banks and custodians on a day-to-day basis - ensuring that all trades/payments are completed and/or settled in a timely manner
  • Resolving queries from brokers and clients in a timely manner
  • Ensuring that all trades are booked and matched in appropriate systems and captured timely and accurately
  • Generating and sending trade confirmations to counterparties
  • Client reporting - including trade confirmations, statement of holdings and monthly statements

So, what are we looking for?

  • A 2.2 from university (relevant degree preferred but not a pre-requisite)
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Fantastic attention to detail with the ability to keep many plates spinning at once
  • Some relevant experience would be preferred, but is not essential
  • The confidence to both work autonomously and within a friendly and collaborative team

What else is on offer?

  • A great starting basic salary of 25,000 + bonus
  • A vibrant and bustling young office
  • Private healthcare and pension
  • Amazing new offices in the heart of the West End
  • Exposure to working with Director-level entrepreneurs in the financial services

Looking for operations graduate jobs in London and want to work for a leading FX business? If you’re adaptable and personable, with an interest in finance, apply for this Operations Executive job in London today!

 
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In this Hedge Fund Coordinator graduate job, your responsibilities will include:

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So, what are we looking for?

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  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
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  • Someone who is able to work on tasks independently and uses their initiative to solve problems
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  • An interest in technology and / or financial markets would be advantageous, but not necessary

What else is on offer?

  • A fantastic starting basic salary of 28,000 - 32,000
  • Great offices in the heart of the city, with some of the best views of London
  • A ton of great perks including: free breakfast, a music room, games, a library, a ping pong table and yoga sessions overlooking the London skyline
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  • Good communication skills – you’ll be expected to liaise with financial advisers over the telephone
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  • An enthusiastic, resilient, and proactive approach

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  • A great starting basic salary of 23,500, plus bonus
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