• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions

Role Description

Programme aimed atyoung black men in their penultimate year at university. The programme provided insight into life as an employee and as graduate at the FCA. The programme also offered support on how to tackle assessment centres and tips on personal development.


  • 1. Please give an overview of the virtual experience and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • The programme was very insightful and it was refreshing to see employees and fellow students who look like me. The first day involved understanding more about the assessment centre and how to prepare, with employees providing useful tips. The day also had a section where questions could be asked to graduates and employees. The second day was the assessment centre which ran smoothly. Final day we looked at feedback and had development sessions.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • I've learnt to give more in depth answers for interview questions, with a focus on referring back to the question and using the star technique.

  • 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?
  • Very insightful and useful to hear from the employees themselves. Allowed me to understand what the work at the FCA would entail and what the culture at the FCA is like.

  • 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?
  • Very friendly and open, employees were very open and honest about their experiences and gave very honest answers to question that were asked.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the networking opportunities?
  • 4/5

  • 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 enjoyed being able to speak with employees that looked like me and hearing from senior executives. Very inspiring and encouraging to have open and honest conversations.

  • 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)
  • Research what they do and have an understanding of what area you'd like to work in. Have a news story that you are interested in ready that reflects your commercial awareness.

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Virtual Experience


17th February 2021

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