Meet Radu

  • Meet Radu
  • Studied at University of Manchester
  • Joined in September 2016
  • Now on second rotation in Information Services

“I completed a placement year with a technology company part-way through my university degree. While I enjoyed the experience, I didn’t want to commit to a specific career path without first getting to explore the other opportunities that were open to me. My aim when choosing a graduate programme was to be able to gain as much exposure and experience as possible. What I liked about the LSEG programme was that there were a number of different fields that I could potentially end up working in.

“For my first rotation I was matched with LCH, which is one of the companies that make up the Group’s Post Trade business. The role was quite technical; my responsibilities included writing new software, as well as making various enhancements to the existing software that is used by LCH in clearing trades.

“I was also part of a project implementing an interface monitor in Java to record the statuses of the other interfaces in place across the company. The aim was to have a clear view of how the technology infrastructure supporting the LCH business was performing, and to be able to identify problems as soon as they arose.

“I have since moved to the Information Services arm of LSEG. The Group recently acquired Mergent, an information provider company. I am currently working on a project providing IT solutions in order to integrate the company into FTSE Russell, which is a key part of the Information Services business. This involves gathering the technology requirements of business users across the different teams in order to refine their client product offering. I then help guide the Developers as they make the necessary enhancements to our technology infrastructure.

“It’s been fascinating seeing the bigger picture of how LSEG operates and learning how everything links back to the technology side. One thing that has really surprised me is how much input you are able to have here as a graduate – we are treated as integral members of the team from day one, and we are encouraged to put forward ideas that could potentially improve the way LSEG does things.”