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Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) EmployAbility Graduate Programme 2020
- International




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. 

If our International Graduate Programme sounds right for you, we’d be delighted to hear from you.

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.

The International Division develops the FCA’s strategy for engaging and influencing international organisations both in the EU and globally. This team is crucial to maintaining and enhancing our relationships with EU and global stakeholders, enabling the FCA to operate effectively in an international environment. The division is central to the FCA’s work on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. This is a great opportunity to help shape the national and international regulatory environment, and to ensure that the FCA delivers on its work on its international agenda.

There’s a variety of teams and job roles within the International Division so you’ll get the chance to work on a variety of projects. You will be expected to take on a certain amount of responsibility from day one, ensuring that you build a varied portfolio during your time in International. These projects will involve monitoring and analysing regulatory developments in the UK and overseas, engaging with internal and external stakeholders, researching and writing briefings and presentations, providing insight and advice to colleagues of all seniority across the FCA. 

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 curious about financial services and regulation and can demonstrate their initiative and confidence to take on responsibility.

You will learn a lot on the job, so we don't expect you to already have a detailed knowledge of international regulatory matters, though a keen interest in the UK regulatory system and the UK's relationship with the EU, would be very beneficial. Strong communication skills will be an advantage as this role involves collaboration in all divisions of the FCA and engaging with stakeholders right across Europe. 

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.

Learning & Development

As a graduate in International you’ll complete the International training pathway through our training Academy which will equip you with all the skills you need. We also offer the option for external study and you’ll be able to participate in secondment opportunities that will help you to develop your career at the FCA.

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: a base salary of £34,000 career and family leave a performance based bonus flexible working options a non-contributory pension charity and volunteering initiatives a minimum of 25 days’ holiday sports and social clubs private health care a subsidised on-site fitness centre free eye tests a 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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