• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions

Role Description

- Take a closer look at what the FCA does, how we do it and the people at the heart of our business. - Gain useful skills through our Employability and Personal Development Sessions. - Network with current graduates and employees and get a feel for summer internship/graduate programmes at the FCA. - Get prepared for a real assessment centre. - Learn from the career experiences of other Black Men in Financial Services


  • 1. Please give an overview of the virtual experience and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • The first and last days were both extremely educational and insightful. We asked questions and received invaluable information from an array of graduates to more senior employees at the FCA. This ranged from interview experience and tips to life lessons, motivation and self-confidence. In the middle day we had an assessment centre for which we are going to received personal, specific feedback. Truly a unique, priceless experience run by a fantastic team.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • I learnt a large number of new skills as well as developing previous skills. We worked on interview preparation, conduct and presentation, and got to ask specific questions to experts on this. We were also run through and helped with the various stages of assessment centres including written exercises and presentations. The programme importantly also included how to utilise these skills in professional contexts for the future.

  • 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?
  • The roles of the business were very well explained at the beginning, but important questions were also well-answered when they came up. I did not know an extensive amount about the FCA before preparatory reading and now feel I have a good understanding.

  • Please rate how insightful you found the virtual experience
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the structure of the virtual experience
  • 5/5

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


  • 4. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • The atmosphere was productive and friendly at all times throughout. There was a very welcoming sense of community but also ambition, which was great to witness and be a part of. I would hope to see that the company itself would be similar to this.

  • 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 virtual experience?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 5. To what extent did you enjoy the virtual experience?
  • It was overall very enjoyable. People worked well with slight technical issues when they occured and it ended up running very smoothly. The hosts were very good at accepting questions when they came up and answering them fully.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on the virtual experience
  • 5/5

  • 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)
  • I think perhaps more than at other companies I have done insight days at or interviews with the FCA are very value-oriented, and therefore getting a full understanding of the values and their mission is extremely important

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Virtual Experience

Banking - Retail, Banking - Investment, Banking - Commercial

17th February 2021

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