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First Derivatives employs exceptional talent from across the world. We seek likeminded individuals to be part of our team. We employ individuals with technical expertise, solid experience and strong academic backgrounds that can make a real difference.

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We currently run three Graduate Programmes; Options, Explorers & Futures. We are offering world class training, early responsibility, and accelerated career progression with local or global deployment. Our core industry verticals are Capital Markets, Pharma, Retail, Space, Telco, Utilities and IoT.

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We are seeking students from a range of academic backgrounds for year-long placements in different departments within First Derivatives. All candidates should be highly motivated self starters with a passion and drive for learning and a strong work ethic.

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We have a number of roles based at our Newry Headquarters, for those candidates hoping to remain locally. We are hoping to add world class talent across various departments, with immediate focus on Application Support, Marketing and Lead Generation.

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We are widely renowned for the quality of our service, our product portfolio and for our pragmatic and commercial approach. Our growth is the direct result of the importance we attach to our clients, understanding their businesses and building and maintaining strong relationships. The key to our market position is continuing our strong track record of profit growth and our international reputation for the quality of our services in target sectors. Our culture ensures that our people are well motivated, well rewarded and have the opportunity to develop their true potential, which is critical to meeting our varied client client needs and our continued commercial success.



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  • You often hear of FD's fantastic opportunities far afield but graduates may not be aware there are undoubtedly just as good opportunities in growth industries closer to home. A year into the graduate program I am highly enjoying the first derivatives culture as an AML Consultant based in State Street Dublin. The dynamic, young First Derivatives team on my 1st project has allowed me to fully immerse in this ever growing compliance industry. Outside of the office, the generous expenses packages enables a healthy lifestyle.


    AML Consultant
  • First Derivatives provides great exposure to the client early on ensuring that on the job skills are developed quickly. FD has a friendly culture which helps these skills develop as you are placed with skilled and experienced co-workers who are always more than happy to assist. Also there's normally a lot of social evenings organised which are great for meeting new people and team bonding.


    Data Analyst
  • Many companies will preach that they will give you opportunities to work with major clients, or in major locations, while in reality, this isn't the case. Fortunately, FD aren't one of these and follow through with the promises that they make. Working in State Street, one of the largest Custodian banks in the world, gives me the opportunity to interact with different people every day, keeping the work fresh and exciting. All expenses paid living in Dublin isn't too bad either!


    Anti Money Laundering Specialist
  • The last 8 months have been very demanding, insightful and informative, with a significant amount of time devoted to learning the intricacies of our core technology and its capabilities. Despite the long hours and demanding schedules, the office atmosphere is incredibly welcoming and light-hearted, thanks to the vibrant, dynamic and passionate cohort of young colleagues. With the company on the cusp of a massive expansionary phase, this is the most exciting time to join the firm and expose yourself to a plethora of opportunities.


    Data Scientist
  • FD is unrivalled for its travel opportunities and exposure into the world of finance - and I have met some of my best friends whilst working here! It's a truly fantastic mix of people.


    Senior Business Analyst
  • If you enter the Kx training program at FD, you will find your technical skills improving at a fantastic pace. With access to experienced consultants as well as your fellow motivated inductees, you have all of the resources to become an accomplished developer or data scientist.


    Data Science Consultant