Technology Graduate Programme
Financial organisations ranging from banks to stock exchanges utilise our fast and resilient technology services.
Ultimately, all the businesses which make up London Stock Exchange Group depend on technology that is secure, stable and performs to high levels of availability and throughput. A rotation on the technological stream of our graduate programme could therefore take you to any number of places.
Within the LCH.Clearnet business alone, for example, you might be part of a team looking after business and shared-service technology. Equally, you could be involved in working on projects and the implementation of significant change.
Elsewhere, you could be overseeing modifications to our Millennium Exchange platform, which is configured to trade any product in any type of market, or the innovative Turquoise Equity – designed for secondary trading. Our experience and expertise in this area is unrivalled and the technology plays an important part in business development, as our knowledge is much sought-after in other markets around the world.
Very often, our technology teams within the Group are responding to the demands of a regulatory environment. They are also busy ensuring seamless integration across our businesses and, of course, enhancing our products and services in a way that drives customer satisfaction and revenue.
Who succeeds in Technology?
We’re interested in hearing from graduates from a range of degree disciplines. While it’s true that people who have studied Computer Science can be particularly well suited to the Technology programme at London Stock Exchange Group, we look for a mix of backgrounds (eg Mathematics, Science and Engineering) and are actually more interested in your aptitude, analytical ability and judgement. Some roles are more focused on operations, while others require harder technology skills. Either way, however, you’ll find that softer skills – such as the ability to work as a team and negotiate effectively – will come into play.
You’ll be fully integrated into the team from the day you start and will be expected to deliver on time, on budget and on requirement, alongside your more experienced colleagues. We will, of course, ensure you get a full grounding in the working of the markets and the opportunity to study for relevant professional qualifications, although if you already have an understanding of global financial markets specifically, that’s clearly an advantage.
Now that our graduate programme runs right across the Group, it’s a particular exciting time to join us. Our markets are truly global, while our office locations span the US, UK, Europe and extend east to Sri Lanka and Australia.
Whether you’re working day-to-day to ensure the market is always functioning at peak efficiency or you’re involved in a longer-term project, you’ll find there’s always plenty to stimulate and challenge you. We’ll look at you as an individual and give you the support to take your career in the direction you want it to go. So if you want to focus on projects or are more attracted by business analysis or systems, there will be a wealth of options for you to consider
It’s important to us that all our technologists really understand the needs of our business, so if you join our Technology programme, there will be a clear technology focus to two of your rotations and your third rotation will be in a business area, giving you the opportunity to understand business IT problems first hand and develop your commercial awareness.
Support on offer from the day you arrive
We’ll provide you with a ‘buddy’ when you first arrive – someone who’s been through the graduate scheme themselves, who’ll be able to provide you with useful pointers and practical advice. You’ll also benefit from a more senior mentor, who’s independent of your direct reporting line and able to offer advice on your career, networking, building relationships and navigating the firm. The way in which you manage the relationship with your mentor is a matter of negotiation and will depend on your needs, ambitions and commitments.