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Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) EmployAbility Graduate Programme 2020 - Human Resource 




Start Date

October 2020

Stratford, London,UK


Two and a half years 

a base salary of £34,000


Midnight, Thursday 7th November 2019

EmployAbility is delighted to be working with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to offer disabled students and graduates the opportunity to apply for their Graduate Programme.

About the FCA

At the FCA, we’re creating a fair and more resilient financial system. We’re establishing more transparent relationships between financial services and their customers, building trust in financial markets and protecting vulnerable customers. Our ambition is to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the society we serve, helping us to be a better regulator. We’re looking for individuals from all backgrounds who subscribe to our values. 

About the Programme

Programme Length: Two and a half years

Programme Type: Rotational

Please note: You can only apply for one graduate programme with the FCA.

When you join us, you’ll gain invaluable experience and develop expert knowledge, learning from peers and executives across the FCA. 

The Human Resources department sits within the Division of Operations, and there are five main teams within HR; HR Delivery, HR Business Partnering, Resourcing & Talent, Organisational Capability, and HR Strategy & Policy. The teams work closely across the FCA’s business areas, providing support and services internally at the FCA. The department has a truly inclusive feel with supportive teams who are always willing to assist you. The HR Graduate Programme is a great opportunity to get to grips with the fundamentals of HR, and learn how to drive and effect transformational change in an evolving world. 

There’s a wide variety of teams and job roles within the Human Resources division and you’ll get the chance to work on a variety of projects on this rotational graduate programme. Day to day, you could be gathering MI or running reports to identify trends in the business as part of the HR Strategy & Policy team, or working in the Resourcing & Talent team to help run assessment centres and attend careers fairs. Similarly, you could be working on salary benchmarking exercises, managing change projects, or supporting the smooth running of our annual employee survey. Throughout the programme, you will be working with our expert HR team to plan for and shape the future, and be able to implement real change. 

What we look for

Our staff have diverse backgrounds, and no specific degree stands out as being essential, but we're looking for somebody who is driven and able to think strategically. You’ll need to demonstrate your motivation to work at the FCA when applying, and be curious, customer-centric and passionate for change. You’ll also need to be a great communicator with first-class influencing skills.

Learning & Development

As a graduate in Human Resources, we’ll equip you with all the skills you need, while also giving you support to achieve your Level 5 HR Apprenticeship with CIPD. You’ll learn on the job from our HR experts and be surrounded by mentors, providing you with an excellent platform to begin your HR career. 

What we offer

At the FCA you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference. We offer all our graduates a competitive range of benefits, including:

  • Base salary of £34,000 
  • Career and family leave
  • Performance based bonus 
  • Flexible working options
  • Non-contributory pension charity and volunteering initiatives
  • Minimum of 25 days’ holiday
  • Sports and social clubs
  • Private health care
  • Subsidised on-site fitness centre 
  • Free eye tests
  • Subsidised restaurant
  • Interest-free season ticket loans. 

We’re proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 employer and we were recently awarded “Employer of the Year” at the Women in Finance awards. We’re also signatories of the #NoBystanders pledge and Disability Confident scheme, which guarantees disabled people an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for a job vacancy. 

We value the views of our people and listening to them is central to our success. This is why our staff network groups play such a significant role. They shape the environment we work in, the way we interact with one another and the way that we make our decisions. We want our people to be engaged and productive while at work, so we’re committed to creating an environment that enables you to do your best work while maintaining your other commitments. To support this, we offer flexible working arrangements, the opportunity to work from home, a number of career and family leave provisions, and generous annual leave so you can take time off when you need or want to.

The Application Process

Candidates apply through EmployAbility but each applicant is assessed against the FCA's core competencies and selected through the FCA's recruitment process. Successful candidates are hired directly on to the Graduate Programme and participate in every aspect of it.

If you have any extenuating circumstances or require further information about the scheme, please contact Sarah on +44 (0)7852 764 684 or email info@employ-ability.org.uk

This programme is now closed for applications.

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