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Talent Acquisition Internship

At Optiver, no two days are the same. In your role as Talent Acquisition intern, your primary focus will be on Graduate positions as well as our summer internships. You will be supporting our Campus team in the end-to-end recruitment cycle of our candidates.

Have a great idea? You will have the freedom and resources to make it happen – this will be your opportunity to operate with a great deal of autonomy and make an impact.

Who are we

Optiver is a leading global electronic market maker, focused on pricing, execution and risk management. From our offices in Amsterdam, Chicago, Shanghai and Sydney, we provide liquidity to financial markets using our own capital, at our own risk, trading a wide range of products: from listed derivatives, cash equities, ETFs and bonds to foreign exchange. What really sets Optiver apart from other companies is its openness, honesty and our colleagues. People have very strong opinions, but they are also open to listen and to change their mind if the facts presented by others have more value.

What you will do

The recruitment team in Amsterdam is 10 people strong working across our three departments: Trading, Tech and Business Operations. The graduate team exists of 5 campus recruiters focusing on identifying the best talent from all over the globe. As a Talent acquisition inter you will be supporting the following tasks:

  • End-to-end recruitment for all graduate positions. You will take ownership of the entire candidate experience, from initial engagement through assessment and to offer stage, ensuring a swift process.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with top tier universities and targeted student groups (study associations);
  • Build effective relationships with internal stakeholders;
  • Be responsible for all on-campus and in-house activities and events for students including giving company presentations, attending career events, hosting in-house days and managing interview days. You will use your creativity and critical eye to constantly evaluate how we can improve and expand our activities to make sure we reach the right talent.
  • Regularly travel across The Netherlands, UK and India during peak season (currently all our recruitment activities take place online due to COVID-19);
  • Develop innovative recruitment strategies to reach new talent and drive data-driven decisions;
  • Taking part and/or take ownership in different Recruitment projects like interview quality, candidate experience and diversity & inclusion;

What you will need

  • Enrolled in a Dutch university;
  • Based in the Netherlands;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (Dutch is NOT a requirement);
  • Outstanding service minded focus with a professional presence, positive attitude and exceptional interpersonal skills;
  • Enjoy a high-paced and dynamic working environment.  Demonstrated ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks with often challenging deadlines;
  • Cultural sensitivity, including the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.

What you’ll get

We understand that our best work is done together, this means that you will be part of ambitious and fun recruitment team who work together on getting the best people in. We constantly ask ourselves how to do better, which creates a stimulating and fun environment, where you are seriously rewarded for your performance. To be concrete, we offer competitive remuneration and great secondary benefits, such as an attractive profit-sharing structure, training opportunities, fully paid first-class commuting expenses, a premium-free pension, breakfast and lunch facilities, sports and leisure activities, even weekly chair massages and of course Friday afternoon drinks. We are used to guiding expats through their relocation and offer relocation packages and discounts on health insurance.

If you are interested, please apply directly below by uploading your CV in English. 

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