Barclays is offering the opportunity for 18 budding traders to meet with its executives, if they come out on top of a global trading game.
The game is being launched in conjunction with Stockfuse, which spoke to theTRADEnews.com last week about how its gaming platform to be used to recruit talent outside of the world’s top universities.
The Barclays Market Insight Game is open to university students in the Americas, Asia Pacific and EMEA and will test their ability to successfully trade in market simulations.
Registered students will face a series of games over a set time period, with two from each region who come top in each game period selected to meet Barclays to discuss their career choices and its graduate training programs.
Derek White, Barclays chief design and digital officer, said: “At Barclays we recognise that to drive innovation in the financial services sector, there is a need to look outside of the organisation and embrace the innovative start-up ecosystem. Our Barclays Accelerator plays a key role in this.
“Today we’re celebrating a success from the programme as we partner with and look forward to an exciting future with Stockfuse. We’re delighted that Stockfuse is working with us to utilise fintech to help shape and co-create an innovative new recruitment tool in banking.”
Stockfuse’s machine-learning algorithm is intended to continuously learn from investment decisions made by participants and identify those with potential to become the traders of the future.
Barclays had an existing relationship with Stockfuse, as it was one of 10 companies on its latest Barclays Accelerator London programme, a 13-week intensive startup course to support new businesses.
Students can register to take part from today at stockfuse.com/barclays.