I have started to work on a major investment bank as a P&L Analyst (middle office) in an European city.
I had just finished my undergraduate degree, took a gap year, and I wanted to have some work experience before diving into a postgraduate degree so I applied for this job and was selected.
The thing is that my ambition is to be a trader/PM at a hedge fund.
What should my steps be to ensure that I can accomplish that ambition?
Is it possible to use this middle office role to get into a 1st year Analyst position or is it a bad thing that my first job is not in the front office?
Is it a bad starting point or can I really learn a lot about the industry from this job?
I would love some help and tips.