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Capital Markets Careers Course

Our easy to understand one day course.

The primary objective of The Capital Markets Career Workshop is to enhance the employability prospects of all course participants who intend to pursue a career in finance.

We achieve this objective by ensuring that participants have a full understanding of the structure, components and functions of capital markets so that they are able to make informed decisions about which specific career path they should pursue and can discuss current financial issues with confidence during the application and interview process conducted by investment banks.

Feedback from participants at previous Instructus courses strongly indicates that the prospect of securing an internship or graduate training position with a financial services organisation is significantly improved when candidates are able to demonstrate a proper and fully-informed knowledge of capital markets and of their role in the wider financial world.

Our aim is to deliver this knowledge - in a friendly and jargon-free manner - to all attendees of The Capital Markets Career Workshop.

"Had a great time on the Introduction to Capital Markets course last week. Really informative, learnt a lot and had a lot of fun in a great atmosphere. Thanks guys."

Jack Cox, Cardiff University

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The Team

Graham Smith

Graham began his career as a trader at Smith Barney in 1996 before joining Citigroup as Managing Director of European trading and subsequently Unicredit as Global Head of Trading and Sales Trading. Graham now runs Trafalgar Capitals Pan European hedge fund, with whom Instructus are in partnership. Read more

Giles Johnston

Giles began his career on the Stock Exchange floor in 1986, trading for Nat-West markets. Following this he joined Deutsche Bank and then Citigroup where he was Managing Director responsible for Energy trading. Read more

Paul Thompson

Paul has over 30 years' experience in the UK, European and global equities markets as an investment analyst, equity salesman and senior manager. His career has included periods as Head of Institutional Clients at HSBC Investment Bank, COO of EMEA Equities at Citigroup and, latterly, as Deputy CEO of Oriel Securities, the independent UK equities stockbroker. Read more

Nick Gardner

Nick graduated from Edinburgh University in 2010 with a degree in business and finance. He joined Unicredits equity team later that year where he was fast tracked to trading his own sector at the age of 25. Read more

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“Having spent three decades within the sales and marketing function of a leading global technology firm, my understanding of capital markets and their influence upon our business was limited. As a newly appointed board member, Instructus provided a discreet educational service tailored to my exact needs. A revelation.

- Director, global technology company