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Glencore Graduate Vacancies

Closing Date: 31st October 2012

Glencore is offering up to 6 graduate vacancies in its London office in 2013, which involve a series of real roles including operations and risk management. Both roles are exceptionally hands on and are critical stages in the development of a successful trader.

Opportunities within Glencore

We are looking for exceptional graduates who demonstrate a strong interest in commodities trading and who thrive on logistical challenges and providing practical solutions to complex problems. Numerical ability is fundamental as is the ability to work in a highly pressured and fast paced environment. We look for people with language skills and cultural awareness because diversity of people is very important to us.

Our approach necessitates a long term and thorough learning discipline. We encourage movement between teams and seek candidates who are proactive and will flourish in a highly successful environment that lacks rigidity; our graduate opportunities are reflective of this culture.

Our intention is for graduates to eventually become front line traders should they show suitable aptitude. Glencore is offering up to 6 graduate vacancies in its London office in 2013, which involve a series of real roles including operations and risk management. Both roles are exceptionally hands on and are critical stages in the development of a successful trader.

Operations Role

Our operators work alongside our traders from inception of trade and are responsible for the complete management of logistical and financial elements of each contract. This involves checking contracts, ensuring relevant financial documentation is in place, issuing instructions to our suppliers, voyage/discharge instructions and scheduling lifting’s and deliveries. As you monitor the progress of each voyage it will be necessary to work closely with both the Finance and Chartering teams in order to maximise the commercial value of each transaction.

Risk Management Role

Our risk managers work closely with our traders and operators from day one, learning skills from our highly experienced and knowledgeable staff.

Risk Management involves maintaining physical and derivative trades in our reporting systems, assessing the accuracy and validity of mark-to-market, reporting positions and profit and loss, providing analysis where necessary and monitoring pricing exposure, ensuring that hedging is executed in line with our trading teams’ requirements. Accuracy, confidence and exceptional analytical skills are key attributes in this area of our business.

How to apply details:

To apply for a Graduate position at Glencore you must meet the following initial selection criteria:

Minimum 2:1 Honours degree; or
A minimum of 340 UCAS points or equivalent based on your top 3 grades
GCSE Maths and English Language at a minimum of grade B
Fluency in English

Alternatively…..

Looking beyond academic success, demonstration of exceptional achievement in a commercial environment will be viewed positively

How to Apply

Please submit your CV and cover letter to London.graduates@glencore.co.uk by 31st October 2012.

Your CV should demonstrate the following:

Entrepreneurial flair, commercial innovation and initiative
Passion and determination to succeed in a competitive environment
Exploring opportunities to generate additional value
How you have solved complex problems
How you have encouraged and inspired others

What you expect from Glencore to develop your career and meet your aims
Any references you feel will support your application

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