I had a thoroughly enjoyable experience with the FCA having completed the Spring Insight week prior to the internship, The internship scheme allowed us a great deal of exposure to more senior colleagues who were more than willing to make the time to sit and chat over a coffee. My time at the FCA this summer was further enhanced through some of the great relationships that I had managed to build with the other interns. Moreover, responsibility made up a huge part of why I had such a good time at the organisation, whereby my team trusted me with a variety of projects, tasks and contributions.
I am really pleased that I seized the opportunity to intern at the Financial Conduct Authority this summer. I was immediately immersed into a wide range of tasks which really enabled me to learn about the FCA and the financial industry as a whole very quickly. I believe that the exposure and insight that the FCA provides is a great way to learn about how financial markets operate. On top of this, the culture really helps a new starter to settle in, coupled with the general atmosphere and willingness for staff to help. Overall, I have found it to be a great experience.
I enjoyed my role as intern to a great extent, I learned valuable skills and was exposed to a wide-range of tasks. I was given the opportunity to learn about other division in the FCA through work shadowing and desk swaps. I was also able to meet with interns and graduates in divisions which I was interested in learning more about.
The culture at the FCA made the whole internship very enjoyable. Within my team all colleagues were very approachable and as a consequence I felt that I could learn a lot from them given their relevant expertise. The internship is very well organised. The HR team is very active in ensuring you development throughout the whole of the internship and often go out of their way to give you opportunities, such as being able to work shadow within different divisions in the organisation.
Overall, the FCA has a great culture, they are generally very friendly and supportive. The work is interesting and is supplemented by training such as Learning Lunches - where we learn about other divisions of the FCA, which is quite nice. They also encourage us to do one day's shadowing (which is really simple to organise ourselves), this is a great way to learn more about the FCA as a whole.
Very insightful. Unfortunately it was mostly talks with some workshops, but no work shadow or anything. The trainees were not very motivated or enthusiastic when speaking either. The talks were highly informative, and would describe the work done, but nothing beyond that. It was insightful in terms of getting to know the financial markets, but not life at the FCA.
The FCA Spring week was a great experience to learn more about the work of the FCA and the consumers that it represents. The FCA showed its self not only as a regulatory body that acts with integrity but also as an employer who values diversity, inclusion and the continual development of its staff.
I thought the insight week was very enjoyable. The week was with about 25 other students which meant there were enough new people to meet and get to know without it being overwhelming. The activities were different each day and it was interesting to learn about the FCA from those who have worked there for many years and from those who have joined through the graduate scheme.
The week did exactly what I expected, gave us an insight into what it was like to work at the FCA and a detailed understanding of what it was they actually do there. I would have loved if we were given more opportunities to take part in some scenario tasks like the ones we would be dealing with on a day to day basis to get a real feel for the job, however we were given the opportunity to have a taste of this briefly.
yeah it was good, there was a range of activities and lots of people that were different to talk to. There was a real focus on diversity within the company which was really refreshing and made me feel more comfortable. 41 There were some really good stories and we gained different insights into different individuals stories within the company.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the FCA. This has been a great learning experience and I have had the opportunity to get involved with a range of projects which have kept me focused and busy. I have made some lifelong friendships with the other interns and hope to stay in contact with many of these in the future.
I enjoyed my ten weeks at the FCA; there was a lot of variety and many things to get involved with. The intern group wasdiverse, both in terms of background and geography, so it was always interesting to talk and find out new things. The work-life balance is also very good.
It was an interesting experience which gave me a unique oversight on the whole finance/banking industry. There was also a number of training opportunities which included a behavioural economics lecture from a Harvard lecturer and various other lectures on the Investment banking industry and regulation that will be implemented in the future.