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Events and Competitions

This page shows events and competitions being hosted by our Supporters' Club members.


Optiver - Tradercraft 

The exciting world of electronic trading is a problem solver’s paradise. However, to truly put your skills to the test, you’ll need to know some secrets of the trade. It’s time to learn some…Tradercraft.

Hosted by Optiver trainer, Robbert Pullen, this interactive training course delves into the theory and techniques of modern-day trading and market making. You’ll get access to Optiver’s proprietary virtual trading platform, Optibook, and gain a deeper understanding of how to develop and analyse trading algorithms. You’ll also be shown how best to optimise them for different financial instruments using your knowledge of Python and have the support of experienced industry professionals.

There’ll also be prizes up for grabs for the top performers including: Nintendo Switch gaming system (1st), JBL Charge 4 bluetooth speaker (2nd), Gaomon S620 graphics tablet (3rd).

Applications close on the 22nd of January.

Sign up link:

Facebook event:

If you have any questions you can contact Serena Riccomagno.


Cisco Opportunities

1 week placement opportunity for 1st years!

Our aim is to provide you with a software development project that lets you experience what it is like to work as part of the Ensoft engineering team, using industry leading development practises. Your project will relate to the work that our engineering teams do, and be a self-contained piece of work that can be competed across a week long placement.

To learn more and apply please visit the following link:

Fast Track to Assessment Day

Position - Ensoft Graduate Software Engineer

Date & time tbc

At Cisco, we understand filling applications can become time consuming, therefore we are giving you the opportunity to submit your CV directly to the Engineering Team - if you are interested please submit your CV to