Rating

4.4/5
  • Skills
    4.5
  • Responsibilities
    4.0
  • Support & Guidance
    4.5
  • Culture
    4.0
  • Your Impressions
    5.0

    Overview

  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • I was a Technology and Change Intern. This consisted of working with back office technological systems. This included both internal infrastructure systems and business facing regulatory systems.


    Skills

  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Developed team-building skills in a community project. Also was able to build up technical skills via exposure to different systems and processing languages. Financial literacy skills were also improved due to exposure to the industry via the regulator.


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

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 4/5

  • 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

    Responsibilities

  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • I was given responsibility of BAU technical tasks such as opening change release windows and reporting weekly on system performance. I was then given a lot of freedom in other workstreams and generally if I asked to lead a project or initiative I was able to do so.


  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 4/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • Had 1-on-1s twice a week with my manager where I could ask questions, give updates on work and ask for networking contacts.


  • 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?
  • 4/5

    Culture

  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • FCA has a unique culture of working to deliver in the public interest. This is truly conveyed in the work people do and you are constantly reminded of that. Very friendly atmosphere and you could put 15 minutes in anyone's diary if you wanted to chat to them about their work.


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

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

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 4/5

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

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my placement. I am just gutted that it has already come to an end!


  • 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)
  • Look at both the FCA Mission and the FCA's Values and think about how your previous experiences have linked into these two things.


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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

Banking/Finance

Central London and City

26th August 2021


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