Data Research Internship
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The fast growing Quantitative department of ACT Commodities is looking for a new colleague! Are you a detail-oriented and structured individual? Does working with numbers come as a second nature and you enjoy analytical processes? Do you want to work in a multinational dynamic environment and help ACT Commodities reach its ambitious growth milestones?

As a Data Research Intern, you will get the opportunity to use your numerical skills and ideas to assist the trading floor and our clients. You will work closely together with the Sales Traders. We are searching for someone who likes to convert quantitative and qualitative information into concrete action items.

 

You are responsible for conducting market research on a global level and applying cutting edge models to describe markets. You need to be able to compile data visualization and reports and create an output that even your grandma can understand.

 

 

The research questions you will work on:

  • How can we apply financial models for the analysis of environmental markets?
  • What is your long-term vision regarding the development on green markets?
  • What are the factors that can affect the supply and demand of environmental products on the market?

 

 

Your profile:

  • Master's degree in Quantitative Finance, Econometrics, Mathematics or a related quantitative discipline;
  • Available 4-5 days/week for a minimum of 4 months, start date flexible;
  • You work in a structured manner, and have a detailed way of thinking;
  • Affinity with financial markets and trading;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong numerical skills;
  • You are a well-spoken and professional multitasker;
  • Programming is a plus (Python, R, MATLAB)
  • Open minded individual, ready to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • You are both a team player as well as a reliable individual;
  • Fluency in English is required and another European language is a plus.

 

What we offer:

  • Compensation of 750 euro (for full time);
  • In-house product trainings;
  • Social activities for interns (ex.: bowling, dinner, etc.);
  • In-house weekly Friday drinks;
  • A multinational, diverse working environment.

Room to keep improving

At ACT Commodities I get the full support of my personal coach. I always know what my next goal is and how and with whom I’ll reach it.

Seeing a flawless sequence of trades makes me smile

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Why work here?

A training program that fits like a glove.

We want you to develop your skills and talent in the best possible way. Therefore you will enter our unique and personally tailored on-the-job training program with only one goal: to enable you to reach your full potential.

It’s more than a career.

You will be part of our enthusiastic and entrepreneurial team that consists of talented colleagues from over 30 countries. We work hard, but also party hard during drinks, BBQ’s, company weekends, diners, boat trips and so on. So bring your smile and join the party.

All ingredients for success.

We enable you to reach your full potential. Therefore you will get all the knowledge and training necessary to develop your talents and become successful.

Score great deals and awesome goals.

On top of developing your skills you can also develop your foosball skills. But be aware for our goal getter Paul! Are you more in for a game of table tennis? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Get your own personal life coach.

Working at ACT is more than just learning the right skills and expertise. We also focus on your personal development and growth. That’s where your personal life coach comes in. Because we believe that the more you know about yourself, the more successful you will be.

It’s the kickstart of my career.

ACT’s Graduate Program is designed to facilitate me to become a successful trader. The complete program is aimed at bringing my trading skills to the next level. But it also focuses on my personal development and how I can utilize my talents. I get formal training, interactive sessions, simulations & role play challenges and feedback sessions on a regular basis.

 

The traineeship is about me and my development. And I get all the support to become a successful trader. ACT grows at a fast pace and it’s fantastic to be part of this winning team, really the best kickstart to my career!

Sander Hemelaar
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I still remember the first day I visited ACT for my job interview. When I opened the door to the trading floor I immediately sensed the high and positive energy. Working at ACT means working in a great atmosphere within a great team. I don’t consider my colleagues as co-workers, but see us more as a group of friends. We help each other out and if you have any questions everybody is more than happy to help you.

Our contribution to reaching our clients’ environmental goals is first and foremost about dealing with people. We highly value our client relationships. We do business in a way that is not so much about price, but about building sincere relationships based on trust.

Alessio Di Credico
The thrill of closing deals excites me.

I enjoy being highly independent while still being part of a team. I’ve never experienced a job where time flies this fast! Working at ACT means constantly thinking in order to stay one step ahead, considering what our clients’ needs will be before they have even thought about them themselves. I continue to learn a lot from ACT’s well-built relationships and strong business model. After a solid sales training, I got the opportunities to develop my own style. ACT’s philosophy incorporates investing in people. We invest well in our clients, but even more so in our traders. Personal and team development ranks high on our agenda.

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