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4.5
  • 500 - 1,000 employees

IMC Trading Australia Graduate Programs & Internships

  • Trading

About IMC

IMC launched on the floor of the Options Exchange in Amsterdam in 1989 where they were among the first to spot the importance of technology and innovation in the evolution of market making. Nowadays, IMC is as much a technology firm as a trading house. They develop innovative technology and employ advanced trading strategies to make the markets on more than 100 of the world’s best-regulated trading venues.

IMC now has offices in Sydney, Amsterdam, Chicago and Mumbai.

IMC’s cutting-edge systems and advanced trading strategies reduce transaction costs by ensuring tighter spreads between bid and offer prices. Supported by its own capital, IMC also conducts large volumes of transactions in a multitude of securities on multiple trading platforms across the world.

Culture at IMC

IMC hires the cream of the crop and trusts them to get on with the job. Like many tech-focused businesses, hierarchy is kept to a minimum and all staff are listened to and given the opportunity to have an impact. 

IMC believes that businesses and those who work for them should contribute towards a better society. Therefore, they give their time, talent, and money to enrich the lives of people in the communities where they live and work, with a particular focus on education.

On a global level, IMC has prioritised supporting literacy drives in countries such as Tanzania and Haiti. Here in Australia, IMC has partnered particularly with the Fred Hollows foundation, Bear Cottage, Oz Harvest and many more.

Perks of IMC

  • Work from our spectacular new Sydney office with sweeping harbour views that was recently named “World Building of the Year 2022”.
  • 6-week traineeship for graduates in one of our global offices, with opportunities to travel and work overseas in one of our offices in Amsterdam, Chicago, Sydney and Mumbai.
  • In-house chef with daily breakfast, lunch and dinner provided as well as, an in-house barista for free coffee all-day!
  • Social events including Friday night drinks, annual weekend away and regular team events.
  • Opportunities to give back with in-house charity days, paid volunteering leave and dollar matched charity donations.
  • Wellbeing allowance and complimentary workout sessions including Barry's bootcamp and boxing.
  • Generous referral bonuses for staff who refer someone that accepts an offer from IMC.

Programs at IMC

Launchpad Program

This exclusive 2-day program is for students graduating in 2026/27 looking to get a head start and accelerate their career. If you’re interested in building your understanding of what Traders and Engineers do while also gaining hands-on technical skills, this is the experience for you.

To set you up for success, you’ll be assigned a buddy who will support you before and during your time on the program. At the end of Launchpad, you will leave with an exclusive insight into life as a Trader or Engineer at IMC. Additionally, top performers will be fast-tracked to final round interviews for the 2025/26 Summer Internship Program in Trading, Software, or Hardware.

Ladies in Engineering

Ladies in Engineering is an exclusive program for students looking to get a head start and accelerate their careers. If you’re interested in building your understanding of what Engineers do at IMC, whilst gaining hands-on technical skills, this is the experience for you.

The one-day program will give you the chance to learn how we use math, computer science and problem-solving skills in a real-world environment. You will deepen your understanding of engineering at IMC through software and hardware simulations, desk shadowing and networking sessions.

To set you up for success, you will be assigned a buddy who will support you before and during your time in the program. By the end, you will have an exclusive insight into life as an Engineer at IMC. Additionally, top performers will be fast-tracked to final round interviews for the 2024/25 Software or Hardware Internship Program.

Ladies in Trading

Ladies in Trading is an exclusive program for students looking to get a head start and accelerate their careers. If you’re interested in building your understanding of what Traders do at IMC, whilst gaining hands-on technical skills, this is the experience for you.

The one-day program will give you the chance to learn how we use math, computer science and probability to solve problems in a real-world environment. You will deepen your understanding of trading at IMC through workshops, desk shadowing and networking sessions.

To set you up for success, you will be assigned a buddy who will support you before and during your time in the program. Additionally, top performers will be fast-tracked to final round interviews for the 2024/25 Trading Internship Program.

Internship

Discover the fast-paced world of trading and technology through our Summer Internship Program. The 10-week program takes place from November 2024 through to February 2025 across Software, Hardware and Trading.

You will learn everything you need to know about financial markets, so no background knowledge is required. Through classroom training, projects, desk-shadowing and traditional simulations, you’ll learn about market making, high-frequency trading and IMC’s business model. At the end of the Internship, you will have the opportunity to secure a full-time role with us when you graduate.

IMC Interns receive a $150,000 pro rated salary package with many additional benefits and perks including flights, accommodation and meals.

Graduate Program

Are you ambitious and focused?  Open-minded and curious? Highly motivated and enjoy being challenged beyond expectations? Do you seek opportunities to put your intellect to the test, to indulge your love for mathematical riddles, patterns and data? If this is you, we invite you to apply for a place in our award-winning Graduate Program.

All roles across Trading, Software, Hardware and Site Reliability receive a competitive salary package with many additional benefits and perks.

Recruitment Process

  1. Apply on our online application at our website, submitting your CV, academic transcript and cover letter.
  2. If you meet our minimum requirements e.g. working rights or university grade requirements, you will be invited to complete our online assessments.
  3. If you make it through the online assessment stage, you'll be contacted by one of our campus recruiters for a behavioural interview either on the phone or zoom. 
  4. Next you will complete first round technical interviews with either an IMC engineer or trader (depending on the stream you've applied to)
  5. Invited into our Sydney office for our final round assessment day 
  6. If successful, receive your offer!

Remuneration & Career Growth

IMC Competitive Salary Packages 

IMC offers very attractive salary packages for graduates and interns.

As might be expected of a firm that needs to stay ahead of the game, IMC hires talented individuals and then invests heavily in providing them with the training and professional development opportunities that facilitate optimum performance as their career evolves.

Graduate Reviews

Overall Score
4.5
Overall score based on 25 reviews
They Score Best in…
9.2
Culture
8.9
Recruitment
9.3
Salary
9.2
Culture
8.9
Recruitment
9.3
Salary
What Graduates Say About Them
  • The people are great! It's a super collaborative environment which makes it perfect for learning as a grad. Most people aren't from Sydney which also means it's easy to make friends.
  • There is an awesome culture, everyone is super supportive, they give you a lot of responsibility and trust straight away.
  • Interesting domain, intelligent people, great perks (breakfast, lunch, dinner, multiple excursions etc.)
  • IMC provides many employee benefits and care about the well-being of their employees. The culture at IMC is also very different from the usual HFT firms. There are also a lot of opportunities to collaborate with other offices in various challenging projects. IMC gives a lot of support to charity foundations which help tackle different world problems such as education, primary needs and health care.
  • Responsibility is given to employees as they start out - it's a great way to prove your talent. Grads are often recognised for their contributions. Hard work, clever thinking and collaboration are at the centre of the culture The work is intellectually stimulating and challenging - there is never a boring day at work.
  • Can be stressful at times, but comes with the job.
  • Trading can introduce stress sometimes. But that's the nature of trading.
  • We have abundant of food, which more often than not gets thrown away once they are expired.
  • Slightly flat hierarchy makes it difficult to ascertain certain career pathways.
  • Sometimes leftover overnight food is thrown away.

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Sydney
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
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Business & Management
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Engineering & Mathematics
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IT & Computer Science
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Medical & Health Sciences
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Current Jobs & Opportunities

Internship, Clerkship or Placement

Sydney
At IMC, Software Engineers don’t just write code and design technology. They spot new opportunities, develop new technologies and solve problems.
Applications Close
31 May 2024
Start Date
25 Nov 2024 - 31 Jan 2025
Salary
AUD 150,000 / Year

Internship, Clerkship or Placement

Sydney
Women in Engineering is IMC’s exclusive one-day program designed for students looking to get a head start and accelerate their careers.
Applications Close
26 Mar 2024
Start Date
12 Apr 2024
Salary
Unpaid

Unpaid program


Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
My role at IMC is a value-based market-making (VMM) options trader on the Kospi 200 index with a specific focus on broker trading and relationships.

Anna Hardy

  • Graduate stories
My role at IMC is a value-based market-making (VMM) options trader on the Kospi 200 index with a specific focus on broker trading and relationships.

Anna Hardy

  • Graduate stories
My main responsibility is writing code, to extend, maintain or fix parts of our system.

Megan Humble

  • Graduate stories
My main responsibility is writing code, to extend, maintain or fix parts of our system.

Megan Humble

  • Graduate stories
My role at IMC is a value-based market-making (VMM) options trader on the Kospi 200 index with a specific focus on broker trading and relationships.

Anna Hardy

  • Graduate stories
My role at IMC is a value-based market-making (VMM) options trader on the Kospi 200 index with a specific focus on broker trading and relationships.

Anna Hardy

  • Graduate stories
My main responsibility is writing code, to extend, maintain or fix parts of our system.

Megan Humble

  • Graduate stories
My main responsibility is writing code, to extend, maintain or fix parts of our system.

Megan Humble


A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

Audi Li

Audi Li studied ​a ​Bachelor of Mathematics and Finance (Honours) ​at University of Wollongong in 2016, and is now a Graduate Trader at IMC.
  • Day in the life

Audi Li

Audi Li studied ​a ​Bachelor of Mathematics and Finance (Honours) ​at University of Wollongong in 2016, and is now a Graduate Trader at IMC.
  • Day in the life

Nevhan Ramadan

Nevhan Ramadan studied Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)(Computer Systems Engineering)(Computer Science)(Pure Mathematics) (Hons) at Monash University in 2007–2011 and is now working as an Options Strategy Development Lead at IMC Trading.
  • Day in the life

Nevhan Ramadan

Nevhan Ramadan studied Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)(Computer Systems Engineering)(Computer Science)(Pure Mathematics) (Hons) at Monash University in 2007–2011 and is now working as an Options Strategy Development Lead at IMC Trading.
  • Day in the life

Audi Li

Audi Li studied ​a ​Bachelor of Mathematics and Finance (Honours) ​at University of Wollongong in 2016, and is now a Graduate Trader at IMC.
  • Day in the life

Audi Li

Audi Li studied ​a ​Bachelor of Mathematics and Finance (Honours) ​at University of Wollongong in 2016, and is now a Graduate Trader at IMC.
  • Day in the life

Nevhan Ramadan

Nevhan Ramadan studied Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)(Computer Systems Engineering)(Computer Science)(Pure Mathematics) (Hons) at Monash University in 2007–2011 and is now working as an Options Strategy Development Lead at IMC Trading.
  • Day in the life

Nevhan Ramadan

Nevhan Ramadan studied Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)(Computer Systems Engineering)(Computer Science)(Pure Mathematics) (Hons) at Monash University in 2007–2011 and is now working as an Options Strategy Development Lead at IMC Trading.

Videos


IMC Sydney Weekend Away 2022

The IMC Sydney Weekend Away to the Blue Mountains

IMC Go Beyond the Obvious

The things that truly move us forward, don’t exist yet. That’s why IMC is here. Our relentless pursuit of innovation in technology-driven trading runs throughout the entire organization.

IMC Sydney Weekend Away 2022

The IMC Sydney Weekend Away to the Blue Mountains

IMC Go Beyond the Obvious

The things that truly move us forward, don’t exist yet. That’s why IMC is here. Our relentless pursuit of innovation in technology-driven trading runs throughout the entire organization.

Advice


From Intern to India: Keegan's career journey

In 2020, Keegan applied for the IMC Internship Program. It was the first step on an extraordinary career path. From a student in Sydney with no prior trading experience to a trader in India, Keegan’s journey over the past few years is testament to the opportunities available to IMC colleagues – from international travel to accelerated professional growth.

Discover new dimensions to your STEM degree

IMC hires the brightest minds to join the world of algorithmic trading, but with a fast-paced and highly collaborative culture, our recruitment process delves deeper than a candidate’s technical knowledge. Campus Recruiter, Hannah, shares insight into IMC’s unique approach to recruitment and why she loves helping candidates find exciting roles suited to their skills.

From Intern to India: Keegan's career journey

In 2020, Keegan applied for the IMC Internship Program. It was the first step on an extraordinary career path. From a student in Sydney with no prior trading experience to a trader in India, Keegan’s journey over the past few years is testament to the opportunities available to IMC colleagues – from international travel to accelerated professional growth.

Discover new dimensions to your STEM degree

IMC hires the brightest minds to join the world of algorithmic trading, but with a fast-paced and highly collaborative culture, our recruitment process delves deeper than a candidate’s technical knowledge. Campus Recruiter, Hannah, shares insight into IMC’s unique approach to recruitment and why she loves helping candidates find exciting roles suited to their skills.

Upcoming Events


  • Apr
  • 01
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IMC Trading Australia

Women in Trading 2024

Mon 1 Apr 2024, 12:00am - Tue 2 Apr 2024, 12:00am

Women in Trading (WiT) is an exclusive one-day program designed for students looking to get a head start and accelerate their careers. If you’re interested in building your understanding of what Traders do at IMC, whilst gaining hands-on technical skills, this is the experience for you.

  • Apr
  • 01
  • 02
IMC Trading Australia

Women in Engineering 2024

Mon 1 Apr 2024, 12:00am - Tue 2 Apr 2024, 12:00am

Women in Engineering (WiE) is IMC’s exclusive one-day program designed for students looking to get a head start and accelerate their careers. If you’re interested in building your understanding of what Engineers do at IMC, whilst gaining hands-on technical skills, this is the experience for you.