Career Advice

Discussion in 'Professional Trading' started by protrader121, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Hi All,

    Please can I have some career advice.

    I am 24 and have led a successful career in FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) for 5 Years now.

    I currently earn in excess of 75k+ GBP

    I have no degree, but very strong A Levels however I have started trading and find it fascinating.

    Recently I have decided to make Trading Full time and have been sponsored to work for a firm on Apprenticeship which specialises in Futures Trading however I have to work in several aspects of the business first before I can move onto the Trading courses with Graduates. This will be in the region of between 6-9 Months and then I will have to prove myself over the 12 week programme that I will be consistent before the firm agrees to take me on if they do.

    I have decided to start studying the CFA curriculum and believe that I will be able to hopefully pass Level 1 by next year (June 2013) as I am studying concurrently with Trading everyday while working at the above firm.

    The advice I need is shall I go back and fast track a degree for 2 years in Finance to enable me to get a job in the city or shall I finish of the Final levels of the CFA first and not get the degree.

    Or shall I finish Level 1 and fast track the degree so I have a degree and level 1 in CFA.

    What Type of Jobs would I be able to apply to and is 27 too old?

    Any Help would be great as I am getting older and really need some guidance.
  2. Just keep on kicking tail is the best advice I can give to you. I hope my 10yr old is half as ambitious when he reaches 24. If not I'll love him the same. My jaw is on the floor that you think you are getting on in age at 24. You must have been born with an old soul.

    27? too old for what? Pee-wee league, or cub scouts maybe. Just about everything else is gonna be wide open for you son.