• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions

Role Description

Network and gain an insight into the role of the Financial Conduct Authority in the financial markets.


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • Gained in-depth information on the role of the FCA in regulating the financial markets and promoting competition between businesses. Given the opportunity to speak to current employees ranging from executive, associate and graduate level about their experiences of being a black individual working in the financial services. Participated in an assessment centre and was given feedback of the groups performance and areas we could improve on.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • I learnt about the imposter syndrome and how I can flip it and use it to my advantage during interviews or in the workplace. Furthermore, I learnt about the skills needed to succeed in assessment centres such as, using the STAR technique when answering interview questions.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around personal or professional skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how the knowledge learned has helped you with regards to your career development
  • 5/5

    Business Insight

  • 3. What was it like understanding all about the business and potential roles available?
  • It was very informative as the information given on the different business roles was in-depth. This really gave me a solid understanding of the responsibilities of the roles.

  • Please rate how insightful you found the insight
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the structure of the insight
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate business leader involvement during the insight
  • 5/5


  • 4. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • The culture at the company was extremely inclusive and the employees were approachable. Ambition and resilience are ingrained in the company’s culture.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the networking opportunities?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how valued you felt during your insight?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 5. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • I really enjoyed the insight especially the feedback session which really differentiates this insight from others.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on the insight
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 5/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
  • 4/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
  • Be yourself !

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)


17th February 2021

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