Looking for some proffesional help

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Feb 19, 2010
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Hi Guys
I appreciate this is a big shout, however being 17 and having a working ethos in me I have found, after studying at college for the past 6 months education is not for me.

My dream for the past years has to become a day trader within the city, however I am aware this is only possible with a degree. I know the only way in is to start at the bottom, i.e tea boy and work my way up.

So basically what I am asking you if by any chance at all you know anyone the may know someone, so I can contact them to get my foot on the ladder to working within an investment bank or hedge fund.

I appreciate you do not know me in person and I have only just joined.

Thanks for your time and I hope you will reply with any sort of response.

Thanks

George
 

ns1000

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Without A-levels, let alone a degree you're really going to struggle. When I've employed people, no matter what the role I would look to se whether they can stick at what they're doing. 6 months and dropping out would suggest on paper at least that you haven't got the gumption to stick at something, and would stop me employing you even at tea-boy grade. If you don't want to carry on at college, best advice I can give would be to get some sort of office job and get yourself some sort of track record. After a couple of years you might be able to demonstrate commitment.

As it is, I'd be really surprised if anyone would even take you on for free.
 

D70

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The old "tea boy and work your way up" doesnt exist anymore.
You need to go back to college.
Short term pain for long term gain I am afraid.
Good luck.
 
Feb 19, 2010
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Thanks for the help not positive but help at the least.

So basically it's uni or no way ?

Thanks
 

Paulie_5

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Why on earth would you NOT want to go to Uni ?

Sit around for 3 years watching countdown, getting hammered at Student nights for a quid a pint, lying in bed till midday just cos it's raining .... and then doing a couple of months hard work at the end to avoid a b0llocking from your parents.

Job or student life. I know what I'd choose again.
 

Truth Seeker

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Professional!!!!!!!! Yes, study hard or the nearest you will get to the City is Cardboard City! Unless you already have money to play with (100k+) in that case there's plenty of sharks around who will help you spend your money on one of their 'Rags to Riches' courses!
 

ibetyou

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Well you have done the hard bit George,knowing what it is you want to do.
Took me years before i found my vocation.
Now you can focus on how to get there,
Goodluck bud
 

Omoh101

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The competition for trading jobs in the City is quite steep. Employers will be looking for ways to shortlist candidates and these days the level & quality of education (amongst others) is one of the criteria used.
Speak to some recruiters and get information about the skill /education level that some of the people who work in the City possess - that will be an eye opener

Goodluck Goerge