Summer Intern

by Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

Best Student Employer


  • Skills
  • Responsibilities
  • Support & Guidance
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • Day-to-day I would attend team/ department meetings. I undertook training on Tableau and Tableau Prep as well as SQL. Following this, I created dashboards for other areas of the organisation and would present this to their teams.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I developed skills in Tableau and SQL and enhanced my data literacy skills. I was also able to practice my presentation skills and receive feedback on this.

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

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 5/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Yes, I was given lots of responsibility on my internship. My colleagues did not treat me as an intern but instead a valued member of the team. They listened and valued my opinion and trusted me with important projects and tasks that needed to be carried out.

  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 5/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • I had a line manager who supported me and always checked in to see I was doing okay. I also had a grad buddy who I could turn to if I had any problems or issues.

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 5/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Everyone was very welcoming and very friendly. People would always be willing to help me if I ever had any questions and everyone would always put in the time to make sure I was doing okay. All the other interns I spoke to had the same experience. I can not fault the culture/ atmosphere at the FCA.

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

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

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 4/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my internship. I have learnt so much more than I thought I would and the whole experience exceeded my expectations.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 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 advice would you give to others applying to Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
  • Make sure you learn the values of the FCA and think of examples you could give to demonstrate their values. Show a genuine passion for wanting to do work for the greater good.

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Internship (1-4 Months)


Greater London

August 2021

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