From Summer Internship to Professional Trader Programme

    Shreya Anil
    Why did you choose to do Amplify Trading's Summer Internship?

    I first came across Amplify Trading when I saw them in the documentary "Millions by the Minute" created by BBC. I then decided to research more about the firm, and after seeing the wide range of expertise that the team possesses, I was keen to register for their Summer Programme.

    What was the biggest highlight of the course for you?

    The biggest highlight for me was an opportunity to experience simulations of roles on the sell-side and buy-side of an investment bank. Having been able to gain such a valuable insight into these roles, I realized what interests me the most and more importantly, what my skills would be best suited for.


    How has the course met or exceeded your expectations?

    This course certainly exceeded my expectations, as it provided me with top-level mentoring from individuals who have cultivated a vast level of experience and knowledge within the financial industry.

    How likely are you to recommend the course to a friend?

    I would definitely recommend this course to a friend and anyone who is looking to pursue a career in finance, irrespective of their academic background or financial experience. Not only is the Amplify Trading team extremely thorough in their teaching, but they are also willing to provide help and advice that is specific to you.

    Is there anything you did not expect to be taught on the programme?

    One thing that I did not expect to learn was the importance of trading psychology.
    Will de Lucy provided us with an in-depth understanding of how to manage your emotional state whilst trading. Having played sport at an international level for 9 years, I was able to apply my experience as an athlete to demonstrate patience and resilience when my trading strategies did not go as planned during the Live Trading simulation on CQG.

    Summer Interns 2019

    How has Amplify Trading helped in your career

    My experience during the courses provided an incredible opportunity to gain very specific financial market knowledge. Coming from a humanities background, the Amplify Trading team taught me how to use and develop my skill set to further my career.

    Did you find you had more clarity on what role you wanted to pursue, after completing the internship?

    Upon completing the Summer Internship programme and having particularly enjoyed the experience of trading, I wanted to pursue it further. That is when I decided to do the Career Programme with Amplify Trading, specifically designed for anyone interested in the trading aspect of finance. I am pleased to say that after completing it, I had the opportunity to become a fully backed trader at Amplify Trading.

    How did you transition from Summer Programme to Career Programme?

    I was particularly impressed with Amplify Trading's reputation and professionalism after undertaking the internship and I was keen to gain further experience and knowledge through the Career Programme. Because of the continued guidance and support I have received from the team, I have been able to improve my fundamental and technical analysis whilst strengthening my trading psychology in order to perform successfully on the trading programme.

    If you want to find out more about how this experience can help you, please book a call HERE