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    Hi, anyone applied and attending the assessment centres?
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    No but I know a lot of people who have been through the ICAP shipping interviews and have friends who I've helped secures roles at rival ship brokers and broking firms.

    What would you like to know?
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    (Original post by Andrew_2006)
    No but I know a lot of people who have been through the ICAP shipping interviews and have friends who I've helped secures roles at rival ship brokers and broking firms.

    What would you like to know?
    Erm, would you know the starting salary? Is it unheard of for 1st year brokers to close deals and get a good commission? Also, in the first year, how much client entertainment would I be doing?

    Thanks
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    (Original post by Shippythebroker)
    Erm, would you know the starting salary?
    I know a few guys who have started out in ship broking. For a graduate, they should pay 25k basic (+/- 5k)

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    Is it unheard of for 1st year brokers to close deals and get a good commission?
    It depends how well you know the industry, if you have any previous contacts, and how hungry you're are too learn. I know guys at broking firms, on equity derivatives and fixed income derivatives desks who have broked their first deal within 6 months. However I know others who have waited nearly 2 years before actually broking. Being proactive, showing some confidence will usually be rewarded.

    It would be difficult to make a bonus in your first year, as you will have to cover your costs first (salary + desk costs + T*E). However, in theory if you establish a great relationship with a client, who gives you business/orders, sky is the limit.

    (Original post by Shippythebroker)
    Also, in the first year, how much client entertainment would I be doing?
    Broking is obviously a relationship job. You will have to talk to clients and meet them. Some desks are more sociable than others, as are some markets. Are you adverse to this?

    Feel free to PM if you need anymore advice, always happy to help.
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    Thanks for the help.

    Has anyone heard back from the assessment centres?
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    Anyone through to next round?
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    no one has applied?
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    Got the offer. If anyone is still going through stages i can help
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    Hi Shippythebroker

    i have a last round interview coming up for the Clarksons Shipbroking trainee position.

    is it possible to let me know what sorts of questions was asked in the last round?

    thanks
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    (Original post by GA123)
    Hi Shippythebroker

    i have a last round interview coming up for the Clarksons Shipbroking trainee position.

    is it possible to let me know what sorts of questions was asked in the last round?

    thanks

    Hey, whats your background? Have you got experience in the industry?
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    (Original post by Shippythebroker)
    Hey, whats your background? Have you got experience in the industry?
    Hi, ive been to uni and studied Economics, had an intern at a financial brokerage and currently work within financial markets (FX and Commodities) as a market analyst. I do not have experience directly in shipbroking no.


    Thanks
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    (Original post by GA123)
    Hi, ive been to uni and studied Economics, had an intern at a financial brokerage and currently work within financial markets (FX and Commodities) as a market analyst. I do not have experience directly in shipbroking no.


    Thanks
    Just know your cv inside out and be prepared to talk about your previous and current role.

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by Shippythebroker)
    Just know your cv inside out and be prepared to talk about your previous and current role.

    Good luck!
    Thanks for the advice...

    Were you asked the typical competency based questions too?
    name a time when you did this? did that? for example?

    Cheers
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    (Original post by GA123)
    Thanks for the advice...

    Were you asked the typical competency based questions too?
    name a time when you did this? did that? for example?

    Cheers
    Yes, time you showed leadership skills, time there was a problem in the team and I had to resolve the matter, am I a team player, time management and dealing with a difficult client/team mate
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    (Original post by Shippythebroker)
    Yes, time you showed leadership skills, time there was a problem in the team and I had to resolve the matter, am I a team player, time management and dealing with a difficult client/team mate
    thanks for the quick responses. the details and advice given will help me.

    thanks a lot Shippythebroker
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    (Original post by GA123)
    thanks for the quick responses. the details and advice given will help me.

    thanks a lot Shippythebroker
    Welcome, good luck for tomorrow or friday
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    (Original post by Shippythebroker)
    Welcome, good luck for tomorrow or friday
    Yes tomorrow, thanks
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    (Original post by GA123)
    Yes tomorrow, thanks
    hey, how did it go?
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    Im liking the look of the scheme, anyone know when the 2015 applications open?
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    Does anyone know when the 2015 applications open? I have a degree in International Relations and a postgrad diploma in Shipping Management . Couldn't get into Shipping . It really frustrates me. Been working in Insurance ( Healthcare ) for nearly 3 years and no idea how to start my career in Shipping. Please advise .
 
 
 
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