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Traders are only one of the links in a long chain, many people with different profiles work around them. Without teamwork, nothing would be possible.

Moving cargo from a producing country to a consuming one requires the participation of several experts to minimise the operational and financial risks at each stage of the voyage of the goods.

Recently, these tasks have become more complex and specialised, making it very difficult to learn on the job, as was commonly the case up to the early 2000s.

The graphics below indicate key positions in a trading house, providing a view of what a wide range of career opportunities is on offer. Other professions exist and still more will emerge as the commodity trading industry constantly adapts to its evolving environment.

Guide to career

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Learn more about the functions of positions in the commodity trading industry and discover 20 testimonials of professionals by downloading the Career Guide published in "Indices".


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Why is training essential?

If you were given the choice between two different pilots
– one was trained, the other not – which one would you choose?

In an ever changing and fast paced corporate world, training and developments is and indispensable function.Training is one of the lowest things on the priority list of most companies.

When however training allows employees to acquire new skills, sharpen existing ones, perform better, increase productivity and be better leaders.

The benefits are multiple for the employer:

  • Helps the employees to build confidence and feel more satisfaction
  • Needs less supervision
  • Reduces errors
  • Increase productivity


but also for the employees:

  • Refreshes and enhance knowledge
  • Helps to secure the existing position
  • Offers chances of promotion
  • Increases individuals network in the industry.


It is fruitful for both employer and employees and can be done off the job to be less costly.