Trayport Careers Blog

An insight into life at Trayport and what it's like to work here


  • TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR FINANCIAL FUTURE
    Managing your finances can be tough. Navigating student loans, credit card debt and mortgages, particularly during a period of economic uncertainty, [...]

  • TEAM SPOTLIGHT: CP
    1) What does the CP team do? The CP Team is currently building a scalable, multi-threaded price matching trading engine [...]

  • TCMS IN 2019
    Ty Khan, the Head of Trader and Technical Client Manager and Support talks to Brendan Hughes about the Technical Client Management [...]

  • NOT-SO-BLUE MONDAY
    Monday 21st January is apparently known as 'Blue Monday'. This could be down to the dismal weather outside, our pinched bank accounts [...]

  • FIRST GRAD ASSESSMENT DAY OF 2019
    Another great Graduate Assessment week!On the back of a successful Graduate intake August last year, we've just had another successful intake. We had over 350 candidates apply so whittling [...]

  • TEAM SPOTLIGHT: JOULE
    1) What does the Joule team do? Joule is Trayport's front end trading product; the user interface that Trayport's customers will use for [...]

  • TAKING A LOOK AT RECRUITMENT AT TRAYPORT IN 2018
    With another year down, it's time to take stock of what a busy, and at times very reactive, year 2018 has been. Driven by rapid [...]

  • GROW YOUR CAREER AS AN ATCM
    Being an Assistant Technical Client Manager is a great place to build your career. [...]

  • TRAYPORT BENEFITS FAIR
    On the 4th December, our Payroll & Benefits team bought Trayport’s fantastic Benefits package to Life by hosting an Employee Benefits Fair, attracting over half of our employees to attend. [...]

  • HACKATHON: AI
    In November we had our very own Trayport Hackathon. For those who are new to this idea, it consisted of giving everyone 24 hours to work on something [...]

  • TEAM SPOTLIGHT: WEB SERVICES
    What does the Web Services team do? The Web Services team is the only team at Trayport that deals primarily in web development, [...]

  • SUCCESS AT THE BLOOMBERG SQUARE MILE RELAY 2018
    Once again, Trayport finished in 3rd place in the 2018 Bloomberg Square Mile! We achieved our best ever finish, with a time of 53 minutes and 46 seconds. [...]

  • TRAYPORT WELCOMES NEW GRADUATES
    Trayport is extremely excited to welcome our newest graduates Adam, Jamie, Mark, William and Matthias into the company. We had a [...]

  • EUROPEAN LANGUAGES DAY
    To recognise European Languages Day, we took a look at all the languages we speak in Trayport. Overall we speak 30 with 19 European languages. [...]

  • GROWING IN TRAYPORT: BECOMING A MANAGER
    What role did you start in at Trayport? I started as an Assistant Technical Consultant within the Traders team in TCMS [...]

  • PACE YOURSELVES... TRAYPORT RUNNING CLUB'S LATEST CHALLENGE
    Things have been heating up (literally...) again here at Trayport, with the first running event of the year successfully completed. Armed with [...]

  • REBOOT + RECHARGE: MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK 2018
    Mental Health Awareness (MHA) week is something that we are supportive of here at Trayport. We strive to [...]

  • BEING A BUDDY AT TRAYPORT
    We know starting a new job can be daunting. So many new people to meet, new products to learn, not to mention new styles of working [...]

  • GROWING IN TRAYPORT: BECOMING PART OF THE EXECUTIVE TEAM
    What role did you start in at Trayport? I started as a C++ developer. What other roles have you been in on route to where you are now? 've always been a bit of a generalist, more interested in solving problems and building [...]

  • WORKING IN A REMOTE OFFICE
    Working in a remote office can be both challenging and rewarding. Gratifying and, at times, frustrating. For starters, there is the basic issue of time difference. At this time of the year, [...]

  • GROWING IN TRAYPORT: CHANGING ROLES
    Personal development at Trayport is hugely important and greatly encouraged. Whether you want to make a lateral move, a move within your team, a cross-functional move or simply broaden [...]

  • INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY: WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY
    Recruitment Manager Brendan Hughes discusses women in tech with Kristie Ridgway a Senior Developer in Test and Heather Campbell, a Software Developer. [...]

  • MAKING A DIFFERENCE: TRAYPORT CONTIGO
    It’s only natural that talented employees want to advance their career. Likewise it’s also extremely important for prospective employees [...]

  • PROGRESSION AT TRAYPORT
    It’s only natural that talented employees want to advance their career. Likewise it’s also extremely important for prospective employees [...]

  • HAPPY HOLIDAYS - A MESSAGE FROM OUR COO
    With Christmas just around the corner, I sit here asking myself where has this year gone. We have had an incredibly busy year where our people have continued to excel and go above and beyond to help Trayport [...]

  • TRAYPORT'S LANGUAGE REGISTER
    Trayport is home to a variety of nationalities from across the globe. Not only is this true of our head office in the cultural hub of London, [...]

  • THE ANALYSIS TEAM
    The Analysis Team has two distinct functions, firstly we support the business through financial analysis related to revenue and secondly we do market analysis, producing the Trayport Euro Commodities [...]

  • GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY: WELLCHILD
    Once a year, volunteers from across Trayport don their boots, gloves and safety goggles to partner with WellChild Helping Hands, a home improvement charity which transforms gardens [...]

  • "WHAT DO TRAYPORT CONTIGO DO?"
    The most common question we get asked by candidates coming in for an interview is "what do you guys actually do?" While the website is a great source of information, we decided to condense what [...]

  • DiTS & EXPLORATORY TESTERS: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
    Developers in Test and Exploratory Testers are closely linked roles and often overlap. We work together in order to ensure the quality of the product, [...]

  • FROM TRAINING TO TRIUMPH - THE BLOOMBERG SQUARE MILE RELAY 2017
    The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay has always been a pretty big deal here at Trayport – and 2017 has proved to be no different. Dubbed “The Ultimate Corporate Running Event,” [...]

  • MEET OUR TCM TEAM LEADS
    Recruitment Manager Brendan Hughes catches up with Technical Client Management Team Leads, Listell MacLean and Nicolay Parashkevanov. Listell has been with the company for 4 and a half years [...]

  • WHAT IS A CLIENT ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE?
    Henry Horlor and Sam Thomas, both Client Account Executives who have recently started at Trayport share their experiences of joining Trayport in a Q and A with Recruitment Manager Brendan Hughes. [...]

  • COMMERCIAL SUPPORT TEAM
    The Commercial Support team play a pivotal role within Trayport. They are responsible for supporting all functions within the business that play a part in generating revenue such as the Sales [...]

  • THE BENEFITS OF A DIVERSE WORKFORCE
    Most companies will agree that there are significant advantages to diversity in the workplace. Looking to have more employees from a wider [...]

  • CASE STUDY: KANBAN AT SCALE
    Trayport's great culture allows for bold experimentation. The first article of this series described how we evolved the mind set and behaviours of a Scrum team to grow delivery efficiencies. [...]

  • INFORMATION SECURITY TEAM
    The Information Security team is responsible for ensuring Trayport and its clients information security. We perform this through maintaining a set of controls aligned with ISO/IEC 27001 requirements, including: [...]

  • TRAYPORT AT E-WORLD
    In February each year, the biggest conference in the Energy industry is held in Essen in Germany; E-world. https://www.e-world-essen.com/en/home/ [...]

  • CONTIGO HACKATHON
    In the days leading up to the festive break, Contigo embarked on its first company-wide Hackathon. Having heard of some of the shenanigans that our fellow Trayportians [...]

  • ADVENTURES WITH CODE CLUB
    Trayport is excited to be partnering with Code Club to teach children aged 9-11 on how to code. While this fits in well with both employee and company's willingness to give back to the community, [...]

  • TRAYPORT ULTIMATE CHAMPION
    At Trayport, we hold a Trayport Champions employee recognition programme to celebrate those individuals who have displayed behaviours and actions supporting our organisation's values. [...]

  • WHATS IN A (JOB) NAME?
    I was screening a few CV's the other day and the thing that struck me was the range of different job titles that people have. Some seemed very at odds with what they were doing. [...]

  • COOL BEANS: THE TRAYPORT COFFEE EXCHANGE STORY
    Most offices stock coffee, and ours is no exception. Like many others, we have your instant kind and your filtered kind. The problem is... we're in Shoreditch [...]

  • AVOID "YAK SHAVING" BY MAKING SIMPLE THINGS SIMPLE AGAIN
    Everybody knows that there's currently a skills gap in programming. Although initially this would seem like a terrible thing for software, I believe that there are some virtues to inexperience, [...]

  • AGILE AT TRAYPORT = MINDSET > PROCESS
    Scrum is not new at Trayport. It is leveraged by Technology teams to develop software solutions for the energy trading community. Trayport's strong company culture offers a great opportunity [...]

  • TRAYPORT'S WEEKEND AWAY
    Another September, another successful Company Weekend Away. This year saw us go to the lovely city of Bruges where Trayport was able to thank employees [...]

  • ALEX TAKES OUT THE COMPANY HACKATHON
    Alex Netkachov, a Senior Software Developer who has recently joined us at Trayport, took out first place in the company Hackathon. [...]

  • THE BENEFITS OF HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
    For companies, having a focus on health and well-being is key in attracting and retaining the best people, feeding employee engagement and thus resulting in higher productivity overall. [...]

  • WHY CAREER DEVELOPMENT SHOULD NOT BE IGNORED
    With the London job market more buoyant than ever and more and more employees indicating that they are open to exploring new opportunities, companies need to do even more to retain the best talent. [...]

  • CELEBRATING OUR CHAMPIONS
    Each quarter, Trayport runs its Trayport Champions Awards, honouring employees in three categories. [...]

  • SUMMER BBQ WITH FAMILIES AND PARTNERS
    Each year Trayport holds its summer BBQ with all spouses, partners and children invited. This annual BBQ has been a highlight in the calendar for a number of years and has proved successful in enhancing [...]

  • OUR GRADUATES SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCE
    Trayport has a strong history of recruiting graduate candidates and progressing them throughout the business. As a result of this success we set up our first Graduate Programme in 2013. [...]

  • MAKERS ACADEMY
    We're excited to announce that we are partnering with Makers Academy to assist with the Recruitment of Junior Developers. Set up by Developers, Makers Academy is designed to turn people with [...]

  • HOW TO GET HIRED AT TRAYPORT - THE INTERVIEW
    So you've made it past the CV screening stage and been asked in for an interview. Here are a few tips on succeeding at this stage and hopefully then getting an offer. [...]

  • HOW TO GET HIRED AT TRAYPORT - SUBMITTING YOUR CV
    At Trayport, we know that a large part of our success over the past 23 years is down to having the right people. As a result, we place a huge emphasis on the hiring process and making sure we select the best people to join us. [...]

  • MEET OUR NEW CTO - KARSTEN SCHMID
    We thought it would be great to hear from our new CTO Karsten Schmid and get his views on working for Trayport, in particular the Technology function. With extensive experience in the European energy markets as a Consultant, Product Manager and Lead Developer, [...]

  • GETTING THE INDUCTION RIGHT
    We know that a new employees' induction can set the scene for their whole future in the organisation. Not only does the new employee become more productive quicker, it also increases retention of newly hired employees, [...]

  • WHO DO WE HIRE AT TRAYPORT?
    I often get asked by candidates, “what type of person do you hire?”. It got me thinking about the key qualities we look for in prospective candidates and what makes our employees successful within their roles. [...]

  • THE IMPORTANCE OF AN EXCELLENT CSR PROGRAMME
    Now more than ever, companies are realising the need to have a structured CSR programme in place. It not only fosters a positive workplace environment, it also helps with recruitment as discerning candidates want [...]

  • EXCEEDING CLIENT EXPECTATIONS
    I’m sure we can all recall instances of where we’ve experienced excellent or unsatisfactory client service. Sometimes our perception of client focus, or lack of it, can be down to a single individual and a single experience. [...]

  • WELCOME TO THE TRAYPORT CAREERS BLOG
    We know that choosing a new job and determining a career is an important decision and takes a lot of thought. With that in mind, we’re excited to welcome you to our Careers Blog [...]
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This blog aims to provide an insight into life at Trayport, what it's like to work here and the people behind the name. Read up on all things Trayport, from our impressive industry knowledge to tips from our recruitment manager.

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Meet The Team

Lucy:

My role as Office Support Administrator is hybrid in that I deal with looking after general office duties and, more recently, recruitment administration. It enables me to interact with people at each point in the employee lifecycle; from prospective candidates to current colleagues from all areas of the business.

Brendan:

I’m the Recruitment Manager with the aim of trying to attract the best possible candidates to Trayport. This involves making sure all prospective employees and new starters receive an amazing experience while working with the business to help define the types of people we need. My role also gets me involved in other facets of what the People team do like our thorough Induction programme and Graduate programme.

Isabella:

As the HR Manager I look after the day-to-day running of the HR function, including providing guidance on our processes and supporting our people managers. I am also involved with some of our exciting People initiatives such as our induction programme, personal development planning and talent development.