More about the job
Are you a sales superstar looking to use your skills after graduation? Do you want to know what a day in the life of a commodity trader looks like? As one of the leaders in the market, we are happy to open our doors on the 16th of January for our ACT In-House Day starting from 14:00. Keep on reading for more details and don’t forget to sign up for the event below!
Join us at our headquarters in the South of Amsterdam, where we have our team of over 130 people, coming from 40+ countries! You will get an inside look into what it means to be working for such a diverse, fast-growing company. ACT Commodities is a leader in the world of environmental commodities trading, with our expert traders helping our customers reach their environmental, financial, and regulatory objectives.
What is the ACT culture?
We pride ourselves with our “Better Together” motto, the key to our collaborative trading strategy. It means being part of a team who likes to learn, succeed, and celebrate together. We also offer our employees extensive training and personal development opportunities, as well as company events (yearly company weekend, holiday events, weekly Friday drinks, etc.).
What does this event include?
You will have the opportunity to find out more in-depth information about our activities and business, meet our staff and talk to them about any questions you might have. Here is a detailed schedule:
- 14:00 - 14:30 There will be a round of introductions, followed by a tour of the office, as well as some coffee and tea
- 14:30 - 15:30 A presentation by our recruiters and traders about ACT Commodities and the ins and outs of being a Sales Trader
- 15:30 - 16:30 A masterclass about how to achieve your first deal by one of our managers
- 16:45 - 17:45 Get to practice the skills you've learned and attempt to take home the prize by taking part in ACT's own trading game
- 17:45 - 19:00 Ask all your burning industry questions during networking drinks with our Sales Traders
Sounds good, right? As we have limited spots available we advise you to apply fast, because places will run out quickly and we’re only selecting the best.
Who are we looking for?
Our ideal candidate is:
- A final year BSc/MSc student or recent graduate in the fields of Business Administration, Economics, or Finance;
- Fluent in English and another language;
- Looking to explore the field of Environmental Commodities & Sales Trading;
- Interested in getting to learn more about our fast growing company.
What do you have to prepare?
You only have to upload your CV below. If you get selected there is nothing to prepare, just be yourself, let your personality shine, and take advantage of the event as much as possible by asking relevant questions. But most importantly, enjoy yourself!
Apply below to send in your CV before January 10th. We can't wait to meet you!
I connect clients to commodity markets
Playing at the top of my game
Because at ACT we get things done together.
That’s what we call collaborative trading because together we…
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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.
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You will be part of our enthusiastic and entrepreneurial team that consists of more than 30 nationalities from all over the world. 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.
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We offer you a transparent and good remuneration. You will receive a competitive salary, with the opportunity to make it even better with very attractive performance bonuses.
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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.
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.
At ACT you get the opportunity to start building your book of business, working with clients and closing trades from day one. You don’t have to wait until you’ve established a long career to be on the front lines like in many other financial firms. I got the autonomy to figure things out, but always get great support from Desk Managers and other Sales Traders. It’s a team effort.
The atmosphere is far better than any other job I’ve had. Both on a personal and professional level. New York is a real hub for success. It’s amazing how dynamic the city is and how it attracts the best of the best across so many fields and industries.
Within ACT you are responsible for building your own client portfolio whilst running your own shop. I consider sales trading as solving puzzles, connecting buyers and sellers at the right moment with the right product specifications. A career that allows me to be creative and entrepreneurial, this gives me a lot of energy. After a few years I am still excited to go to work every day.
I enjoy the opportunities we have for growth and our own informal way of doing business. We work hard and combine this with a lot of social activities with colleagues. If you are a people person, curious and have an entrepreneurial spirit, ACT offers you an open and dynamic business culture where new business ideas are welcomed and well rewarded.