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 ...
OSTC announces acquisition of Kondor Trading Ltd
Global financial services company, OSTC, is pleased to announce it has recently completed the acquisition.
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
Culture, organisation, talent management, top-notch executive team, flat hierarchy, working environment, creativity, career progression, Bromley location,pay
location is not London city but I have put that as a Pro as it is personal preference. otherwise, no Cons
Advice to Management
keep up superb work on building 21st century organisation that lives and breathes by its values!!
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at OSTC (Swansea, Wales) in December 2016.
Firstly, applicants are required to complete an online application. The questions seek to ascertain the applicant's interest in financial markets and why they feel they would succeed as a trader.
Following the online application, applicants are invited to a face to face interview where they will discuss their online application and interests more throughly before taking math and additional tests. This lasted around 90 minutes though at no point felt as if it dragged or was uncomfortable.
Lastly, applicants were invited to an assessment day which entailed team-building exercises, personal presentations, personality questions, a repeat of the math test taken in the face to face interview, and an hour or so to trade on the simulators (I may have missed one or two activities).
I was made to feel extremely welcome and all applicants were taken for lunch. The personal presentations may put you slightly out of your comfort zone but best to remember that everyone is in the same boat.
Overall an enjoyable experience - reasonably challenging in the sense that you will undergo a range of tests and the atmosphere during the assessment day is slightly competitive though fun.