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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Avg. Experience8+ years

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
28%
2 - 4
16%
5 - 7
3%
8+
53%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Quality FoodQuality Food
Coffee Shop Assistant
Mar 27, 2021

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

Signs By TomorrowSigns By Tomorrow
Shop Assistant
Mar 10, 2021

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

Marks & SpencerMarks & Spencer
Shop Assistant
May 2, 2021

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

TescoTesco
Shop Assistant
Jul 29, 2021

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

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

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

G & S Engineering ServicesG & S Engineering Services
Electrical Trade Assistant
Apr 10, 2022

“High hour rate and work crew was pretty good”

Trillium TradingTrillium Trading
Trading Intern
Jul 30, 2020

“Everyone I spoke to was super helpful and informative.”

Dunnes StoresDunnes Stores
Shop Assistant
Oct 14, 2021

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

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