• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions

Role Description

Participated in the virtual black futures programme


  • 1. Please give an overview of the virtual experience and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • Received a range of different perspectives from people within the workforce on their lifestyle, working divisions and their journey. Also received help and information to prepare for interviews for the assessment centre


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • As a Bame individual, I have learnt more about how to express myself and my skills and use my background in order to benefit me by adding a unique story to my answers. Also, it has allowed me to be more confident in interviews with a more positive mindset especially for the FCA as it shows the importance they place on diversity and inclusion

  • 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 interesting. I was not fully aware of all the different divisions and different areas to work in when applying. However, now I fully know what each division does and what makes them all unique and how they play an integral part in the processes of the FCA. I am now more confident as to where I would fit if I were fortunate enough to work here

  • 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 really nice. Some companies in this industry have a lot of stereotypes about being quite dull and laboured but the FCA really has a nice helpful and bubbly workforce. It is clear to see the positivity and good vibes throughout the firms after hearing from their employees

  • 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?
  • I really enjoyed the experience because it allowed me to speak to people of all different levels of knowledge and also to meet many likeminded people. It gave me a true insight into an industry I am interested in and great knowledge so I definitely enjoyed it

  • 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)
  • 5/5

  • 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)
  • Don't think you must know everything before you apply because it is clear throughout the divisions a lot of it you learn on the job as there are people in every department from various academic backgrounds. A lot of what the FCA does is on the website so definitely check that out prior too

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Virtual Experience


17th February 2021

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