• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions

Role Description

Participated in the Black Futures Programme for 3 days.


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • Sessions included - Employability workshops - Personal Branding workshops - Graduate panel - assessment center


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • Yes, developed my presenting and interview skills from the workshops. Also developed my confidence and increased my motivation for the prospect of my career

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 3/5

  • 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
  • 4/5

    Business Insight

  • 3. What was it like understanding all about the business and potential roles available?
  • There was not a thorough insight into the roles available at the FCA, employees usually touched on it during the Q&A. I understood the culture of the firm however from their workshops and employees

  • Please rate how insightful you found the insight
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the structure of the insight
  • 4/5

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


  • 4. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • A culture of collaboration, with everyone willing to help you with anyone. The employees were very friendly not just to us but to each other, demonstrating the inclusive nature of the firm

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

  • How would you rate the networking opportunities?
  • 3/5

  • Please rate how valued you felt during your insight?
  • 4/5

    Your Impressions

  • 5. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • I enjoyed the insight because of the development opportunity it gave me. I left the insight with a better understanding of how to perform properly at an assessment centre and how to build an authentic personal brand. Everyone was loverly and nice which made me enjoy the insight even more.

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

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 4/5

  • 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)
  • Go for it. It's a lovely organisation and seems like the the perfect organisation to start your career in because of the strong support system they provide..

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)


28th April 2021

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