BGC Brokers L.P. Bahrain, an entity within BGC Partners, Inc. group of companies, a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets, announced today the launch of its graduates training program for Bahrain at an event for Bahraini University graduates.

The graduates attended the kick-off presentation about voice and electronic broking at Manama’s Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel. The successful candidates will be enrolled in a 12-month program, which includes comprehensive technical training and mentoring at BGC’s offices in London, followed by continued mentoring and specialist training in Bahrain, leading to employment as Junior Brokers.

BGC Brokers L.P. Bahrain began its operations in the Kingdom of Bahrain in September 2017. The launch of the training program confirms BGC’s commitment to Bahrain in providing opportunities and developing the local workforce in the financial services sector.

Mr. Anthony Warner, Executive Managing Director, BGC Brokers L.P., commented: “We are pleased to launch the BGC graduates training program in the Kingdom of Bahrain for Bahraini graduates, seeking a career in the financial services industry. Bahrain is home to a pool of high-calibre talent and at BGC we recognize the importance of offering a great start to young professionals’ careers.”

Mr. David Parker, Executive Director of Business Development, Financial Services at Bahrain Economic Development Board said: “We are delighted that BGC is establishing a graduate training program, which will allow it to advance the trainees’ development and ensure they have the resources to further their skills and remain competitive in this rapidly evolving sector. This announcement demonstrates BGC’s commitment to the growth of the sector, in which Bahrainis already represent over 60% of the workforce.”

The multilevel training program prepares junior employees for a successful career in one of the most exciting sectors connected to the global financial markets. After completing the initial technical curriculum that teaches graduates about multiple asset classes, the graduates will continue their training on the desk, assisting the brokerage team by calculating prices, recording brokerage transactions, interacting with customers, attending and contributing to team meetings. As a valued member of the desk, the trainee brokers will build the relationships needed to build business with existing and new customers all over the world.

“BGC‘s position as an innovative integrated voice and electronic brokerage firm provides an ideal environment for ensuring a solid foundation for long-term career development. Our global presence gives the graduates space to grow, fulfil their ambition and ultimately further their careers,” added Mr.Warner.