Our Graduate Streams

First Derivatives plc, one of the UK & Ireland’s Best Places to Work, is currently hiring across three distinct Graduate Programmes, Explorers, Options and Futures.

  • Explorers is designed for elite Graduates with a passion for Global Business Development & Global Marketing.
  • Options has been developed for world class Graduates with an interest in Data Science, Trading Technology, Financial Engineering, and Software Engineering.
  • Futures will grant a Global FinTech career opportunity, with a local base location, for Graduates from any degree discipline.

* Please note: we also have a Technology Sales vacancy at Graduate Level – Either based at Newry HQ or be deployed into a satellite office around the world.

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Our Benefits

Rapid Career DevelopmentRapid career development

Free AccomodationFree accommodation

trainingUp to 3 months training at HQ in Ireland



competitive-salaryCompetitive salary plus graduate package
worth over £60,000



receiptGenerous graduate expenses package including a weekly food allowance, flights package,
utility bills & wifi




Opportunities for global travel


tickIntensive workshops in highly sought after
kdb+ programming skills

tickWorking on International projects for Tier 1 Investment Banks

tickHighly acclaimed Capital Markets Training from market experts


tickOpportunity to explore new markets

tickThe opportunity to undertake your CIM qualification, funded
by First Derivatives.

tickDriving Business development across the globe.