What does a Trading Assistant do?

Trading assistants perform a range of support tasks to assist a financial trader. This is a common way to receive training that can help the assistant become a certified trainer in the future. They prepare and process a variety of documents, perform data entry and analysis, and conduct basic accounting tasks. They also handle some client management duties including routine communications and status updates. They are responsible for maintaining compliance with all internal policies and applicable regulations and standards. They may also help generate new business by initiating contact with leads and potential clients.

Trading assistants have a high school diploma, although a bachelor’s degree is preferred by many employers. A background in financial services is helpful. They should have good customer service skills and have hands-on experience with data management tools and office software programs like Excel.

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Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.0 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Trading Assistant Salaries

Average Base Pay

£22,871 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£15K
Median: £23K
£36K
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Trading Assistant Career Path

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Trading Assistant Insights

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Quality FoodQuality Food
Coffee Shop Assistant
27 Mar 2021

“OT pay was nice but would have been better if I didn't have to do it every shift.”

White StuffWhite Stuff
Shop Assistant
7 Oct 2019

“My manager was not a nice person to work for and made the job difficult for everyone.”

Marks & SpencerMarks & Spencer
Shop Assistant
2 May 2021

“they have supported me in my professional and personal development and enabled me to progress my career.”

TescoTesco
Shop Assistant
29 Jul 2021

“i liked working at tesco because the pay was good and it was easy to get to work.”

Signs By TomorrowSigns By Tomorrow
Shop Assistant
10 Mar 2021

“No opportunity for growth and I wasn't doing what they said I was brought for.”

Thorntons (UK)Thorntons (UK)
Shop Assistant
29 Jan 2020

“So great part time job for younger or older people who arnt looking for a full time.”

Dunnes StoresDunnes Stores
Shop Assistant
14 Oct 2021

“It is good pay for student in college and hours can be flexible.”

ASDAASDA
Shop Assistant
23 Jun 2019

“Holiday and sick pay.”

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