Amplify Trading x Professional Footballers' Association
Who are the PFA?
The PFA is a key figure in all aspects of the professional game which affects its members and has added to its reputation on the principle of caring for the interests of the game as a whole, in addition to the interests of its members.
How does Amplify help?
Being a professional athlete, regardless of discipline, can mean that through years of training a number of characteristics can flourish on the field that may never be tested in the classroom.
Through our performance based simulations we have created that same 'virtual' playing field where regardless of financial knowledge, we are able to see how you perform in a real-life situation rather than in a textbook scenario.
From pro player to world leading investment bank
After playing at Chelsea academy, former player James Daly signed a Scholarship at QPR and went on to take a Business Economics and Finance degree at Loughborough University. Graduating in 2020, James started an internship at Morgan Stanley, and secured a full-time, front office position in Prime Brokerage just two months in.
Similarities between football and finance?
"Absolutely. For both, you need high levels of self-discipline and a commitment to excel. You naturally develop great teamwork skills through football and learn how to work in a demanding environment, which is useful for finance."
"Working with people of all different ages and backgrounds as a player is also helpful when you walk into a corporate environment because you’re less phased when meeting new people. Walking into the dressing room at a new club is probably one of the most daunting experiences ever, so if you can handle that, you can definitely handle walking onto a trading floor in Canary Wharf!"
Ready for your next challenge!
Who knows, perhaps you have skills that would be incredibly sought after by some of the world's leading organisations.