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Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) EmployAbility Insight Day

Event Date

Wednesday 5 November, 11am - 5pm




Students and graduates of any degree discipline


Midnight, Saturday, 1st November 2014

Are you interested in a career in financial services?

Do you want to find out more and get a head start?

If this sounds familiar then you need to attend the FCA EmployAbility Insight Day.

About the FCA

There’s hardly a person in the country whose life isn’t somehow impacted by the work of the Financial Conduct Authority.

Whether it’s regulating pensions providers, ensuring customers get a fair deal from their banks or clamping down on fraudulent businesses preying on the vulnerable, we are responsible for protecting and enhancing the integrity of the UK financial system. It’s a role as critical as it is all-encompassing. More than two million people are employed in financial or related professional services in the UK, and with new powers under the Financial Services Act, we can address conduct issues, publicly announce disciplinary action we’ve taken, and ban misleading promotions. Where necessary, we encourage firms to change their behaviour and help consumers understand action we’re taking.

It adds up to a dynamic and empowering place to work, and there’s never been a better time to join us. This really is a career where you can own what happens next. The solutions you help devise and implement will directly affect people’s lives, whether it’s individual consumers or some of the richest and most powerful financial organisations in the world. As a member of the FCA you can expect to find yourself across a table from the best of them. At times things can get tense. A lot, after all, is at stake. It’s not always easy representing the interests of fairness, integrity and open competition, but wherever you are you’ll have a team of supportive colleagues behind you.

Then there’s the variety. Individuals, small businesses, public and private companies, global corporations, we interact with them all. If it’s innovative and happening in financial services, chances are we’ll be involved somehow: advising, guiding, regulating, and where necessary enforcing.

Think you’re up to it? Do you have the curiosity to look beneath the surface, the backbone to stand up for what is right, combined with a commitment to professional excellence? Are you someone who’s on the case from the outset? If so, you could be in line to carve out a career as a future leader in our organisation and industry. We’re interested in meeting undergraduates and graduates from all backgrounds and walks of life, across all subjects. And whilst many of our people do indeed come from finance or economics based discipline, we’re more interested in your personal strengths: qualities such as judgement drive and influence.

About the FCA Insight Day

This day has been specifically designed for students interested in the FCA Graduate programme and Summer Internship programme. This focused one day event will give you the opportunity to engage in the work of the FCA and meet the people at the heart of the business.

The programme will combine a mixture of networking with graduates and business representatives, case studies to give you an insight into the organisation’s work and skills sessions delivered jointly by the FCA and EmployAbility, to help you succeed in their assessment processes.

* Reasonable travel expenses outside of London and within the UK will be reimbursed.


The FCA require a predicted 2:1 or better.  However, if there are extenuating circumstances which may have affected your grades, please contact Justin Penney on +44 (0)7776 090 508 or email info@employ-ability.org.uk

How to apply

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity! Register your interest now by clicking on the button below.

This programme is now closed for applications.

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