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    As an AS level student predicted straight A's in Maths, Economics, Physics, Art and Politics what are the possible routes into a career in trading/investment baking/hedge fund? open to any ideas from student leaver schemes to degrees
    thanks very much
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    bakery?
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    All anyone cares about these days is making bread.
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    take a baking course, but you have to get your profiteroles perfect otherwise the investment bakeries won't accept you.
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    Experience is key, I would say get an apprenticeship with a baker he'll teach you the trade. Until then you can always start from home, look up the great British bake-off online, its a TV series shown on BBC earlier this year, or even better get a cookbook and start learning now!
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    (Original post by matt_wills)
    As an AS level student predicted straight A's in Maths, Economics, Physics, Art and Politics what are the possible routes into a career in trading/investment baking/hedge fund? open to any ideas from student leaver schemes to degrees
    thanks very much
    Nah, don't bother with the degree. The bakery thing is good.
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    Lol this thread :rofl:



    Exotic doughrivatives is where all the real bakers are at.
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    (Original post by KLL)
    Nah, don't bother with the degree. The bakery thing is good.
    Actually he can get a degree.

    A degree in bakery at London South Bank uni. Here is the link if you want to apply.http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/nbs/





    But I won't be so cruel, in all honesty, I would think a maths degree combined with either finance or economics. Even some engineers can become, but I'd stick to the maths degree.
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    If going on graduate scheme then Maths (or Maths combined) if you're very confident you'll get excellent Math degree. Needs to be 1st from most Unis, 2.1 from Oxbridge. I know people with variety of Oxbridge degrees who have got on IB schemes - not just Math but I also know a trader now in Hong Kong who did his Math with Economics degree at Essex 3 years ago. His bank knew of his course because Essex is well rated for Economics and research - so they get a fair few post grads from there but he went straight from degree. He went through his interview questions with me and I could answer the math based ones and I'm no mathematician. They were more practical - such as if x happened to one currency and you were trading in a different one what would you do first. I did economics and I think that helped me a lot in being able to answer that sort of thing.

    Go on bank / fund websites and look at the careers bit. See the case studies and what they did at Uni and where and use that as a benchmark to find popular courses. Check how long they've been at the bank if you can as fashions change.
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    (Original post by Ropey1)
    If going on graduate scheme then Maths (or Maths combined) if you're very confident you'll get excellent Math degree. Needs to be 1st from most Unis, 2.1 from Oxbridge. I know people with variety of Oxbridge degrees who have got on IB schemes - not just Math but I also know a trader now in Hong Kong who did his Math with Economics degree at Essex 3 years ago. His bank knew of his course because Essex is well rated for Economics and research - so they get a fair few post grads from there but he went straight from degree. He went through his interview questions with me and I could answer the math based ones and I'm no mathematician. They were more practical - such as if x happened to one currency and you were trading in a different one what would you do first. I did economics and I think that helped me a lot in being able to answer that sort of thing.

    Go on bank / fund websites and look at the careers bit. See the case studies and what they did at Uni and where and use that as a benchmark to find popular courses. Check how long they've been at the bank if you can as fashions change.
    You bitch just destroyed the thread.

    Edit: That's not even good advice, LOL. Love TSR.
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    Wow - an investment baking course at London South Bank will cost nearly GBP 8500 this year...
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    (Original post by Zalachenko)
    You bitch just destroyed the thread.

    Edit: That's not even good advice, LOL. Love TSR.
    Sorry you think this way. I'm sure your background in baking will get you far!
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    (Original post by Ropey1)
    Sorry you think this way. I'm sure your background in baking will get you far!
    That's much better! I really hope it does!
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    Ah for ****s sake!! classic typo error, I got all excited when it said 12 replies!! :L cheers for the actual advice given though, much appreciated
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    (Original post by matt_wills)
    Ah for ****s sake!! classic typo error, I got all excited when it said 12 replies!! :L cheers for the actual advice given though, much appreciated
    also like how it always says
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