Graduate Program Dutch
We do business in a way that is not so much about price but about building relationships based on trust. - Alessio, Sales Trader
Junior
Graduate Program
Amsterdam
I excel when...
Business development
Love talking to people
Love to challenge my brain
Love to close deals
Part of the family
We are famous for our collaborative approach to trading. It helps us partner with our clients, drives how we work as a team and guarantees success. As a Sales Trader your sharp mind, strong social skills and natural charm will set you up for a great career.

More about the job

                               

At ACT you’re never on your own. From day one, you will experience the benefits of our collaborative approach to trading. You will get all the support you need to learn and thrive as a Sales Trader in a dynamic international environment, dealing with a wide variety of interesting clients. Our personal development program includes on-going support from colleagues and regular check-ins with your personal coach with clear goals in mind.

 

You will have ample opportunities to address challenges and find solutions that help you grow into your role and play to your strengths. Extra time and attention will be spent on honing your interpersonal skills. You will find that working in a team of equally talented colleagues from over 30 countries is hugely satisfying. Our offices have a strong social culture that often expands beyond the workplace.

 

Our Graduate Program consists of a structured 4-phase program which optimizes learning by building up competencies at a manageable pace. Product and market knowledge, together with commercial, social and creative skills are covered in-depth via training with internal and external experts. Regular reviews with management and among peers track progress from every angle to ensure consistent and continuous all-round development.

The end result is comprehensive knowledge, well-practiced skills and the confidence to trade successfully.

 

Job requirements

  • fluent in English and native speaker of one of the following languages: German, Dutch, French or Spanish
  • bachelor’s/master's degree, preferably in Business Economics or Finance
  • 0-2 years’ experience in a sales trading or brokerage / account management role
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • ability to handle constructive criticism and not afraid to fail and try again
  • aptitude for taking initiative, a commercial and creative mind with an entrepreneurial attitude
  • relocation to Amsterdam (if necessary)

 

*NEW * Video application! (optional)

We believe that great salespeople have great interpersonal skills. As this is hard to see from a CV we want to give you the opportunity to let your personality shine through a video application. Do you want to get your foot in the door?
Tell us who you are, show your personality, make it energetic, keep it professional, and explain why you want to either start or continue a career in sales.

 

How does it work?

  1. Go to YouTube and make an account or log in 
  2. Click on "Upload" located at the top right corner next to the search bar
  3. Either record a video or upload a pre-recorded one of max 90 seconds
  4. Choose in the drop-down video settings "Unlisted"
  5. Add in the video description your name, phone number, and email address
  6. Copy the video link and paste it on the application form under ‘video application’
  7. Now you can relax and wait for one of our recruiters to contact you.

 

I am the vital link between clients and commodity markets

My work is all about spotting opportunities early on, connecting supply and demand and ultimately; bringing people together.

Becoming the best I can be

I am ambitious and eager to develop my trading skills. I am a natural diplomat, easily connecting with people. Charming, attentive and sociable. Performing at the top of my game will earn me a place in the successful team at ACT Commodities.
But don’t worry, you’re not on your own. We are there for you all the way.
Because at ACT we get things done together.

That’s what we call collaborative trading because together we…
Learn
Succeed
Celebrate
More about ACT
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
Success is all about building rewarding client relationships.

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.

Daniel Schneider