I have been working at an investment bank for 5 months (to Dec 05) since graduation as a pan euro blue chip equity analyst and would like to make the switch to be an equities prop trader, though i think this would be unlikely at my current bank. #I would appreciate it if anyone had some good advice as to what skills or reading would be helpful to do this (e.g. learning any software packages)? #Would you advise applying for another grad scheme as a trader? #Should I wait until I at least have built up some decent experience as a researcher first (e.g. after a year or so ) to at least build up some basics? #Would it look detrimental to move on too early? Any other suggestions or experiences would be very helpful. Thanks in advance guys.