I have recently graduated and am eager to begin a career as a trader. A graduate position would be ideal however i was underqualified to apply for grad positions at a bulge bracket IB. However i have been offered two jobs. One as a proprietary tarder at a prop firm, Van Der Moolen and an entry level job at JP Morgan on a trading desk. i am really confused as to which to accept. The prop firm is paying peanuts, Â£12 000 a year. However once confident in trading they will credit my account with Â£250 000 of which i have to pay Â£3000 a month interest, seems pricy. The prop firm offers two weeks intensive training, and further training if necessary. Is this firm a total scam. The firm says u dont need any trading experience, but how can u learn to trade in two weeks before goin live. I have traded for three years and it is only my most recent account which is profitable. Is this firm hiring loads of traders with the knowledge that all most all will fail but one will suceed who will line their pockets with gold, all profits are split 35% for you and 65% for them. On the positive side i will be able to trade 15 hours a day something i truly love. As for JPM, it is a company i used to dream of working for, however i am worried that as i am not entering the bank through a graduate position i will receive little to no training and will be doing a simple task that a trained chicken could do, with no possibility of ever getting promoted to trader. I am begining my career and money is of little importance at the moment. I am looking to be sorrounded by professionals who i can learn off and a job that will provide training and opportunities for the future. Any advice on which job to accept will be truly appreciated.