Careers

WELCOME and thank you for your interest in a career at Aquis Exchange PLC

We are an exchange services group like no other. Most other stock exchanges you will have heard of are national businesses, established decades, if not centuries, ago. By contrast, Aquis is a new-generation business driven by technology, run with an entrepreneurial spirit and has innovation at its heart.

Aquis Exchange PLC (Aquis) comprises Aquis Exchange – a pan-European share trading business, Aquis Technologies – which develops and licenses exchange software, and Aquis Stock Exchange – an IPO venue.

Our culture

Our culture is one of trust, openness and excellence. We work in a collaborative style and we take collective responsibility for our successes and our failures. Our founder and CEO, Alasdair Haynes, is very fond of using quotes and one he repeats often is that: “In a high performing team, you do not let somebody fail.” At Aquis you will join a supportive team, where we aim to recruit the best people from all walks of life and diverse business backgrounds. If these sentiments align with your thinking, then Aquis could be the ideal place for you to develop your career.

Our vision

Aquis Exchange PLC aims: To be the leading technology-driven exchange services group. Our aspirations are very high. Our outlook is not constrained by size or geography. We appreciate that a lot of hard work is required to realise this vision and we do not shy away from this.

Our mission

While working at Aquis is all about delivering excellent products and services from a well-rewarded and happy workforce, we are doing this for an even greater purpose. The mission Aquis has set itself is: To improve the efficiency of the investment industry through transparency and innovation.

Working at Aquis

Aquis operates 3 separate, but complementary, businesses with premises in London and Paris. Both centres are currently in growth phases and being a progressive financial technology company, Aquis does not limit its staff by location. The Company has always had a flexible working schedule and working remotely has long been part of our culture and not just a reaction to Covid-19.

Where would I fit in?

The Aquis team is small, but growing, in all areas. Our main groups are:

Commercial:- Sales, Marketing

Technology:- Development, QA, Infrastructure

Operations

Regulation:- Compliance, Surveillance

Corporate:- Finance, HR

Equal opportunities

We are an equal-opportunities employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

At Aquis we also have a strong emphasis on human rights. To view our modern slavery and human trafficking policy click here.

 

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days of annual leave
  • Private medical insurance
  • Flexible working hours
  • Pension
  • Discretionary bonus

What YOU can bring to the table

High personal integrity – our industry is tightly regulated so our people have to be trustworthy and take their work seriously

Efficient and reliable performance – we work in a high-pressure environment so our people depend on each other doing their job quickly, calmly and to an excellent standard

Innovative thinking – we run very precise operations using complicated technology and produce state-of-the-art products, this can only be done by creative people who understand the status quo but dare to go beyond it

Spark – the financial sector may be highly automated and ‘dry’ but its people, and especially those at Aquis, are not. We want people who will contribute with enthusiasm and passion whatever they do

Recent graduate, Sajana, who joined Aquis within the last year, talks about her experience:

"As a recent Business, Finance and Management graduate from the University of East Anglia – I was keen for an opportunity which would feed my eagerness to learn and encompass the financial services sector. Aquis was the perfect graduate role. In the product and project team I am able to apply the theoretical knowledge that I had learnt at university all the while picking up key, comprehensive industry knowledge and management skills to make a real difference in the firm. I am looking forward to carving out a successful career path and growing with Aquis."

To express an interest in being considered for any future opportunities, please contact careers@aquis.eu.