Max Key appears to be following in his father's footsteps taking a new job with a major stock broking and investment banking firm.

It is understood that Key has been employed by local brokers First NZ Capital in a junior role.

His father, former Prime Minister Sir John Key, had a high-flying career as a currency trader, both locally and internationally, before entering the politics in 2002.

Max Key, has become something of a minor celebrity in his own right, as a DJ and music producer and via a glamorous social media presence.

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However he also has a Bachelor of Commerce from Auckland University - majoring in property, accounting and finance.

He interned as a foreign exchange trader at ANZ in Sydney and also worked at Goodman Property last year.

His LinkedIn CV also includes a consulting role with Sydney-based firm Crimson Consulting.

First NZ Capital is a full service, wholly locally-owned, share broking and investment banking firm based in Auckland.

It won the Sharebroking Firm of the Year award at the INFINZ finance industry awards in May.

First NZ Capital chief executive James Lee said it was not policy to comment on individual staff appointments but the company hired a number of graduates every year.

Former Prime Minister John Key began his finance career trading with Elders in the 1980s.
In 1995, he joined Merrill Lynch as head of Asian foreign exchange in Singapore.
He was promoted to Merrill's global head of foreign exchange, based in London.