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3 Day Finance Career Launchpad

This years most popular course. Increase your chances of a career in the finance industry

The Instructus 3 Day Financial Careers Launchpad is an intensive and comprehensive program designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to optimise their chances of securing employment in investment banking or the wider financial services industry.

The course covers the components and structures of investment banks, the functions of capital markets (including trading dynamics and technique) and the professional skills required to impress at interview and in your subsequent career. The Financial Career Launchpad is highly recommended for anyone considering a career in finance.

Many of our students have gone on to start careers though both internships and graduate positions at some of the worlds leading financial institutions.

"I Just wanted to say thanks again for the amazing 3 day course at Instructus markets. Before this course I had my doubts about the financial industry and even what sector in the finance world was best for me. Even though it was only 3 days I now have a much better scope of the industry as well as what sector I feel I would fit into the most. Thanks for making it so casual and relaxed in the sense that you were always open to questions and discussions. I will definitely recommend Instructus Markets to my friends and classmates at Warwick."

Aleem Jiwani, Warwick University Student

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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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Testimonials

“Hugely useful workshop ahead of upcoming graduate interviews, gave a fantastic oversight of the industry and what employers look for in prospective applicants.”

- Student, Kings College London