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Mission: OSTC will be the global leader within its chosen markets.
Our ambition is simple, though quite a challenge.
To be recognised as the global leader in what we do and to bring out the best in everyone who works for us and in every trading opportunity. The two ...
Getting a job at OSTC does not come easily. Our criteria are stringent and our standards high, but if you become part of our team, you become part of something special: you're trained the OSTC way, developing skills, teamwork and an attitude that will last a lifetime.
Sam Baker left his home in Exeter to attend the University of Brighton, where he gained an honours degree in Business Administration with Finance.
Upon completion he applied to our Graduate Training Programme to join the Bromley trading office - now our Head Office - and so in 2005
started his journey with OSTC. Sam fondly remembers his training and early trading career, commuting daily from Brighton to London to work with like-minded people who were passionate about trading. Sam showed much early promise, and his clear dedication and initial success inspired a swift progression to Senior Trader.
Sam was invited to transfer to OSTC’s new trading office in Tunbridge Wells in 2007. Despite the global financial crisis striking soon afterwards, the office was a success story. So much so that Sam and then office manager Alex Alcock were invited to start a joint venture with OSTC - and so OSTC AB Partnership Limited was born. The pair relocated the office to Brighton, where Sam, now the co-managing director, uses links forged with his university to ensure a steady supply of high calibre graduates interested in financial markets. OSTC AB has grown to become a valued local employer, providing dozens of ambitious young traders the opportunity to work in the financial markets without travelling to the capital. At its peak OSTC AB was our most profitable office per capita, and it continues to thrive.
Sam was nominated ‘alumni of the year’ by the University of Brighton in 2013 and, when his busy schedule allows, he returns to campus as a guest lecturer in business to help inspire the next generation.
OSTC has a unique trading methodology and a comprehensive understanding of what a professional career trader needs to succeed. Proudly unconventional, our training programmes will quickly give the individual the tools and knowledge that they need to meet the daily challenge of trading.
At OSTC training is a long-term commitment. An on-going process that will continue throughout the traders career, our methods are tried, tested and achieve impressive results. Our track record for converting trainees into successful traders is unrivalled anywhere in the global marketplace.
I have been working at OSTC full-time (Less than a year)
- A challenging environment for those with a competitive attitude and a passion for trading.
- Encourages discipline in employees with a lot of aid for self development.
- Quickly given experience of the market rather than a long period of theory with little to relate this to as other firms offer.
- Supportive managers that encourage and aid employees through regular reviews, as well as working as a trader alongside everybody else.
- Friendly environment with each trader looking to help each other out.
- Management is committed to developing each trader, with a heavy focus on the process taken and understanding the market with less on the result of a trade.
- Long hours
- Would prove difficult for anyone lacking a passion in the job.
- Steep learning curve that can prove intimidating to begin with.
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at OSTC (Swansea, Wales) in February 2017.
I came for an interview here as a trader. Was greeted by a pleasant and professional young girl but the interview with the managing director I can only describe as being unprofessional, patronising and just weird.
He mocked me for not completing enough of the basic maths questions and then insinuated that if he knew I had a degree he wouldn’t have bothered inviting me for an interview anyway and that my trading experience was irrelevant. It was all quite frankly bizarre.
It felt like I was being interviewed by a grocery manager for a shelf stacking job. I should definitely take any positive reviews of this place with a pinch of salt.