Employer profile


Updated: September, 2022

About First Derivative

We are First Derivative. For over 25 years, we have continuously delivered industry-shaping projects for some of the largest global banks and financial institutions with often the most complex of challenges. We have the world's largest, fully Capital Markets dedicated team, leading the data-driven, digital revolution across the evolving Capital Markets.

We stand apart from traditional consultancy firms in how we hire, how we operate and how we care for our people. After all, we're a people business. We look for ambitious problem solvers, intuitive thinkers and people who thrive on a challenge. Do you have a passion for learning, personal development and are you committed to delivering excellence? If this sounds like you and - you want to have fun along the way - then read on.

It's an exciting time to join the Financial Services sector. From the ongoing impact of digital technologies on traditional banking systems to the role that financial institutions can play in driving environmental change. At First Derivative, we provide you with an opportunity to immerse yourself in this global and dynamic industry.

First Derivative pushes projects further, faster, and always beyond expectations. We are a global provider of products and consulting services to the capital markets industry. We support institutions in designing, developing, implementing and supporting a broad range of mission critical data and trading systems across front, middle and back-office operations.

With a depth of understanding and breadth of experience unequalled in the sector, First Derivative has a hard-won reputation for being able to solve the toughest operational, data, and technology challenges for its clients.

First Derivative Capital Markets Training Programme

The Capital Markets Training Programme is a two year scheme which enables fast track career progression into the Capital Markets industry. You will initially complete a structured induction training period for the first four to six weeks and then begin working in a client-facing role, either working on-site with your client or working from a project team based in one of our 15 global offices. Over the course of the two-year graduate Programme, the combination of training courses and varying client projects is specifically designed to give you both the experience and core skills you need to progress

As a graduate, you will join the Capital Markets Training Programme (CMTP), giving you the unique opportunity to expand your skillset and potential. Each stream of our graduate Programme has a dedicated training path to help you upskill in the field you are most passionate about! For example, on our Data Services pathway, you will be exposed to exciting technologies such as the market-leading kdb+ database and q analytics language, Python, Hadoop, SAP HANA and more. Meanwhile, Financial Engineers and Systems Analysts will expand their financial and technical knowledge to develop specialist skills across business analysis, project management and more.

Benefits for working with First Derivative

  • Employee networks
  • Health and wellbeing committee
  • Group life cover
  • Health care incl. optical and dental
  • Paid bank holidays
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • International travel assistance
  • Hybrid/ remote working
  • Pension

Diversity at First Derivative:

Here at First Derivative, we are very proud of the diverse, inclusive and vibrant team that we have built. Our commitment to advancing gender diversity in the workplace has been acknowledged upon the receipt of the Bronze Diversity Charter Mark from Diversity Mark NI Ltd.

First Derivative have committed to steps to improve gender gaps at all levels by implementing structural and cultural changes that will help advance diversity and inclusion by building a positive and inclusive workplace culture. With the Charter Mark, the company will report progress and ensure we are driving change and inclusion across the business.

We are continuously working to improve our diversity within the company and support women across the technology industry.

Work sectors

IT and information services, business, consulting and management, accountancy, banking and finance


UK wide, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, USA, Worldwide

Contact details

3 Canal Quay
Northern Ireland
BT35 6BP

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