• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions

Role Description

To gain insight on how the firm conducts business.


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • First day was a welcoming and introduction day and prep for the assessment centre on day 2. Second day was the assessment centre that lasted for 4 hours it included a written assessment, interview and presentation. Third and final day was rounding up, general feedback on tasks, panel and next steps.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • I have learned to develop my time management skills, further confidence in speaking to an audience and communication to gain connections.

  • 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 amazing not to only understand the way the business is there to protect others and that there is a role regardless of your degree choice, but to also know that it is prominent in women and women of colour.

  • 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 company culture was diverse and inclusive as well as modern/relevant in order to connect with the somewhat younger students. They have a great sense of humour especially Mariam, Abigail and Baljeet but they do not let it cloud their professionalism.

  • 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 did enjoy it. It was different to me and extremely enjoyable. I had a few moments of feeling overwhelmed but they helped me build my confidence against this.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on the insight
  • 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)
  • Be authentic. Work smarter. Better your time management and understand that there is a opportunity of a grad job.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)


28th April 2021

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