Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) EmployAbility Graduate Programme 2018
- Supervision

 

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Start Date

September 2018

Location

Canary Wharf, London,UK

Duration

Permanent

Who

Final year students and graduates of any degree discipline

Salary

Competitive

Deadline

Midnight, Tuesday 28th November 2017

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

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, they 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, they can address conduct issues, publicly announce disciplinary action they’ve taken, and ban misleading promotions. Where necessary, they encourage firms to change their behaviour and help consumers understand action they’re taking.

It adds up to a dynamic and empowering place to work, and there’s never been a better time to join the FCA. 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, they interact with them all. If it’s innovative and happening in financial services, chances are they’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. The FCA are interested in meeting undergraduates and graduates from all backgrounds and walks of life, across all subjects. And whilst many of their people do indeed come from finance or economics based discipline, they’re more interested in your personal strengths: qualities such as judgement drive and influence.

About the FCA Graduate Programme - Supervision

A career in Supervision offers an overview of a wide range of businesses providing financial products and services in the UK. We protect customers and the integrity of the market by making sure firms work ethically and to the highest standards. We monitor firms entering our industry and work in areas as diverse as financial crime, event supervision, client assets and prudential regulation. 

What you’ll do

Supervision is a varied programme that could see you working with trade bodies and advisers to predict future risks. Equally, you could be reviewing and assessing individuals looking to work in financial services, or providing specialist support to the wider organisation in managing financial crime. Wherever you specialise, you can look forward to representing us to external executives and CEOs. It’s an unparalleled level of exposure – you’ll have the opportunity to influence the most senior minds in financial services.

The structure

‘To give you the exposure you need to excel, our three year Supervision graduate programme is made up of multiple rotations and an external secondment. You’ll spend time experiencing different parts of the FCA and growing your networks. At the same time, you’ll be collaborating with teams across your division, honing your skills and technical knowledge and developing a real insight into financial services. You’ll round out your experience with a final placement in industry.

To give you the exposure you need to excel, our two-and-a-half year graduate programmes are made up of multiple rotations and an external secondment. You’ll spend your first two years experiencing different parts of the FCA and growing your networks. At the same time, you’ll be collaborating with teams across your division, honing your skills and technical knowledge and developing a real insight into financial services. You’ll round out your experience with a final placement in industry.

What you'll need

In Supervision, you’ll need to be decisive, analytical, influential and persuasive.  Confidence and professionalism are vital qualities because you’ll be building relationships with some of the most senior leaders in financial services. Curiosity about governance and a sharp strategic mind are essential. 

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 Justin Penney on +44 (0)7776 090 508 or email info@employ-ability.org.uk

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Previously I would never have considered applying for a job within a big investment bank due to my disability but via EmployAbility I feel better informed about what I can do and that employers cannot discriminate in the way I thought.

JV, Intern, Goldman Sachs

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