Trainee - Metal Exchange Desk

What we do

We source, store, ship and distribute agricultural products including coffee, sugar, molasses and grains. We trade those products around the world, and with some, we process and brand them for industrial customers and the supermarket shelves.

We help many of our customers manage pricing risk through financial products. For others we act as a broker, executing orders for hedge funds and professional traders. And we do our own clearing through exchanges, such as the Chicago Board of Trade and the London Metals Exchange.

Why we do it

There’s a lot of uncertainty in the world – situations change; crops fail – but we’re known for making sure our customers can still do business. It’s a stance we’ve held to be true since 1783.

For us, it’s about managing risk and providing security. For example, we help our farmers grow better-quality crops, more sustainably, by teaching them agricultural techniques that will keep their land productive for future generations.

That way we can help our growers achieve a better, more sustainable standard of living. And we help protect our customers from that price-change volatility with tools such as hedging and futures.

How we do it

We do business across the world, but we’re small enough that business feels personal.

As group of companies, we use our diverse strengths to help our customers succeed – not just the people who buy from us; we think of our colleagues and suppliers as customers too.

The role and background
The London Metal Exchange (LME), in the heart of the City, is the last 'open outcry' trading ring in Europe. ED&F Man is one of nine Clearing Members with exclusive right to trade metals on behalf of our clients in the ring. This makes our LME team a unique, close knit and highly supportive unit. They combine a long history of expertise and tradition with a modern and forward thinking approach.
After developing several junior employees into progressive roles within Capital Markets, we'd like to take on an additional trainee, based in our London Bridge offices with frequent visits to the ring in Moorgate to support the team. This really is a very unique opportunity that will suit someone with the tenacity, drive and patience to learn about the industry, whilst providing robust and reliable support to the existing team
Your tasks will be varied, you could be inputting trade data, checking entries, agreeing traders' positions, and manually calculating traders' profit and loss.
Full, on-the-job training is provided, but you'll need quick and thorough maths, great IT skills (and the ability to teach yourself new IT skills) and minimum two A-Levels. You will need to demonstrate commitment, attention to detail and interest in our work during the recruitment process, as well as undertaking some online maths and reasoning tests.

Who we are
Established in 1783, ED&F Man is an employee-owned agricultural commodities merchant with 7,000 people in 60 countries and annual revenue in excess of $10bn. We trade sugar, coffee, molasses, animal feed, grains and pulses. We help our counterparties manage price risk through hedging and provide access to commodity and capital markets through our brokerage business.
Our global financial brokerage blends the heritage and experience of ED&F Man with our capital markets expertise. Our business ethos centres on integrity, trust, client care and astute risk management. We execute orders for institutional investors, hedge fund managers and professional traders across a broad range of asset classes including: metals; ags & softs; energy; foreign exchange; equities; fixed income; and futures & options.
Our services include trade processing, clearing, execution, market making and agency based electronic and voice brokerage. Using our world-class IT infrastructure, we also offer specialised connectivity, hosting, network and infrastructure services to firms seeking optimised low latency derivative trading and clearing solutions. Our strong capital base and balance sheet enable us to offer stability, assurance and strength.

Equal opportunities statement
ED&F Man is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. All qualified applicants will receive equal treatment without regard to race, colour, sex, gender, age, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, marital or civil partner status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment (identity, gender expression), genetic information or any characteristic protected by local law.

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