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Professional Mentoring and Coaching

From a current Fund Manager news, views and comments on corporate and stock market issues, ensuring that you are fully informed and briefed about whats happening in the markets right now.

All the key information from world markets and business to prepare you for interviews and applications.

We will coach and advise you on career planning and help update your CV.

Information drawn from our own direct access to global stock markets, traders and investors.

Advice on careers, graduate training courses, applications and interviews.
  • We begin with 3 two-hour workshops delivered 1-1 through skype, we will cover all aspects of financial markets, describing the jobs within banks, brokers and asset managers
  • We will then have an in-depth careers consultation to help us identify your key goals and aspirations. This takes place through skype and generally last 1 hour. 
  • We are then in a position to work together to evaluate your most suitable position and opportunities based on your expertise and ambitions.
  • The second session will concentrate on your CV and covering letter to ensure that it is impactful and will give you the best opportunity to proceed to the interview stage. (These sessions normally last 1 hour each but is always dependant on the individual needs of each candidate).
  • The third session will focus on assessment centres and interviews. We include proven successful techniques and mock interviews carried out by our experienced interviewers.
It is extremely beneficial to also have a face to face meeting, it can be at any point during the service and will be dependant upon your individual needs and priorities. Our meeting will take place at a mutually convenient time and location but tends to be in the City.
This package provides you with direct access to Instructus through email, phone or skype conversations at any point during the mentoring service. We will always respond to any correspondence within a maximum of 36 hours.  

This package is based on a 6 month coaching and mentoring service at a cost of £900 +VAT.

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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


“I found the experience very constructive as a graduate and a great insight into the industry ahead of this years application process; i will have far greater confidence in my knowledge as a result.”

- Student, Greenwich University

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