When did you start with Amplify and what course did you take?
I attended the two month Internship Program starting in November 2016. However I liked the program so much I eventually completed the full Career Programme and continued trading on Amplify’s account for two months upon completing the programme.
Did you have any prior knowledge of financial markets before attending the course?
I had just completed my Msc in Finance a few months before attending the programme, so I believe I had a good understanding of macroeconomics and asset pricing. As such I was afraid that perhaps the first week of lectures would be repetition of what I already knew. However, I quickly learned there were so many things I did not know. Technical analysis, trading psychology and use of social media to get an edge was very useful and well presented by extremely knowledgeable Amplify staff. It was also very nice too see that all of the content in the lectures can be applied when you start trading. I also greatly appreciated the continuous comments on market developments, and the chance to discuss how this could influence the different assets we were trading.
Why did you choose Amplify?
I was looking for a place to gain more experience in finance and preferably something in London. I found Amplify online and the course looked very interesting, and the reviews were promising.
What are you doing now?
I am working as a Financial Adviser in Forvaltningshuset, which is a Wealth Management firm in Oslo, Norway.
Did your experience at Amplify help in the application process?
Definitely. I experienced a lot more feedback on my applications after I finished the course for different roles in the finance industry, and in different places around the world. During the interviews it also gave me the opportunity to draw from my experiences at Amplify.
Would you recommend attending an Amplify course to a friend?
Yes I would, and i already have. I think it would be useful for people if they have a background in finance or not, and you want to pursue a career in the finance industry.
You can view Ole’s LinkedIn profile HERE.