Employer profile

First Derivatives plc

Updated: November, 2017

About First Derivatives plc

First Derivatives (FD) is a leading provider of products and consulting services to some of the world’s largest finance, technology and energy institutions. FD is the developer of the world-leading database technology kdb+. Incorporated in 1996, FD has served the capital markets industry since its incorporation. The company has continued to expand its service offering and now has operational bases in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia to service its global client base. It is recognized as one of the fastest growing capital markets service providers in the world. FD now employs over 1,700 employees worldwide.

Our Graduate programmes

First Derivatives plc, one of the UK & Ireland’s Best Places to Work, is currently hiring across two distinct Graduate Programmes, Explorers and Options.

Options has been developed for world class Graduates with an interest in data science, trading technology, financial engineering, and software engineering.

Explorers is designed for elite Graduates with a passion for global business development and global.

Your graduate package

  • Competitive salary plus graduate package worth over £60,000
  • Free accommodation
  • Opportunities for global travel
  • Rapid career development

Work sectors

business, consulting and management, accountancy, banking and finance


Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, USA

Contact details

3 Canal Quay
Northern Ireland
BT35 6BP

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