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Are you curious about where your degree could lead you? Want to explore your career possibilities at a leading tech-driven trading firm? Join Optiver’s Insight Days to discover your potential across trading, tech and research.

Hosted at our Amsterdam global headquarters, the program is designed to give 2026 graduates an exclusive look into Optiver’s career opportunities. Over two days, you’ll join workshops, compete in market making games and build a valuable network with industry professionals.

When: 10 – 11 April, 2024.

What you'll do

  • Learn the fundamentals of trading: Gain exclusive insights into market making and learn key skills that our Traders and Researchers use in their day-to-day work.
  • Explore our tech pathways: Join technical lectures on Optiver’s cutting-edge trading systems and participate in hands-on workshops to develop industry-relevant practical skills.
  • Receive mentorship: Desk shadow and get support from Optiver’s Trainers, Senior Traders, Researchers and Tech Leads.
  • Get a taste of Optiver's culture: Take a tour around our office and enjoy our perks and benefits, including daily breakfast, lunch, coffee and more.
  • Join networking events: Get to know your peers while you network with Traders, Researchers, Engineers and Recruiters.

Who you are

  • You're graduating in 2026 and want to discover how your degree can lead to an exciting career in the finance industry.
  • You’re an inquisitive, critical thinker who is creative in innovating new solutions. When you’re told that something “just is”, you immediately start to take it apart to understand the “why”.
  • You thrive in a collaborative, problem solving environment.
  • You’re excited to test yourself in one of the most dynamic areas of the financial markets.
  • All backgrounds are welcome to apply and no prior financial knowledge is required.


  • Graduating in 2026
  • Studying at a university in the UK
  • Must hold EU or UK citizenship
  • All degree backgrounds are considered

Who we are

Optiver is a tech-driven trading firm and leading global market maker. For over 35 years, Optiver has been improving financial markets around the world, making them more transparent and efficient for all participants.

With more than 2,000 employees in offices around the world, we’re united in our commitment to improve the market through competitive pricing, execution and thorough risk management.

By providing liquidity on multiple exchanges across the world, we actively trade on 70+ exchanges, where we’re trusted to always provide accurate buy and sell pricing – no matter the market conditions.

Apply now

Does this sound like the future you’re looking for? Take up the challenge and apply to Insight Days 2024 today!

Please note: Behavioural and technical assessments form part of this application process. Further information and invitation to these assessments will be extended once applications have closed.