• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions

Role Description

Black Futures Programme with potential access too summer internship.


  • 1. Please give an overview of the virtual experience and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • The spring internship overall was a very insightful experience full of useful information about the regulator, panels with carefully selected employees in both senior and junior positions and personal development sessions. We were able to take part in a real assessment centre on the second day that included presenting to a manager for a chance to get on the 10-week internship at the FCA. We received useful feedback on the third day with personal and career development tips also. My desire to join the public sector within finance services has increased.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • The personal, career development and the feedback sessions helped me improve skills such as presenting, willingness to learn and interviewing skills.

  • 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 good to know there’s people willing to help the next set of young people entering the industry. Speakers made it clear that FCA encourages new talent to move around and explore different roles within the firm and mentioned the growing opportunities available to participate in projects that support the public in issues such as diversity which I have a huge interest in supporting.

  • 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
  • 4/5


  • 4. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Friendly, honest and transparent.

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

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

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

    Your Impressions

  • 5. To what extent did you enjoy the virtual experience?
  • I enjoyed the experience and happy I took the time out to participate.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on the virtual experience
  • 4/5

  • 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)
  • Be yourself and come ready to learn.

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Virtual Experience


29th April 2021

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