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Financial Conduct Authority

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About Financial Conduct Authority

The Financial Conduct Authority is the regulator for UK financial services. We aim to make financial markets work well for consumers, business and the whole economy. We work to: • protect consumers • protect financial markets • promote competition We regulate thousands of firms to improve how they behave and treat their customers. So our work protects millions of people and has a positive impact on the wider economy. We exist to protect everyone who uses financial services. We regulate banks, pension providers, insurers, payday lenders and debt brokers, and we work closely with the Prudential Regulation Authority (part of the Bank of England) to do this. We are an independent body, accountable to the Treasury and Parliament. As the regulator of the biggest financial market in Europe and the second largest in the world, we have an unparalleled outlook on the financial sector. A career with us gives you the chance to make a real difference.
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Testimonials

“I’m Ellie, the Human Resource’s apprentice at the FCA. My scheme is rotational and I have experienced working in teams such as Reward & MI, Shared Services, Business Partnering and Early Careers (which is a good fit considering I’m one of the stakeholders of this team!). The scheme has given me the opportunity to develop my skills and technical HR knowledge in so many ways & has set me up so well to start my career in HR.”

Ellie | HR Apprentice

“My name is Hassaan and I am an Accountancy Apprentice at the FCA training as a forensic accountant. I currently work in the capacity of an investigator in Wholesale 2. I am involved in a tier 2 investigation on criminal offences relating to Market Abuse on misleading statements and a complex tier 1 case on Misleading statements and practices. I have developed key skills such as time management, managing people, problem-solving, decision making and working productively in a team. I have developed complex analysis skills and have a real sense of the responsibilities that come with my role and the flexibility that is required. I look forward to the internal audit department for my secondment.”

Hassaan | Accountancy Apprentice

5 fast facts about
Financial Conduct Authority

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We regulate the conduct of more than 59,000 businesses across the UK.

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Our aim is to regulate in a way that adds the most benefit to those who use financial services.

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We are an independent public body funded entirely by the firms we regulate, by charging them fees.

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We are accountable to the Treasury, which is responsible for the UK’s financial system, and to Parliament.

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We were established on 1 April 2013, taking over responsibility for conduct and relevant prudential regulation from the Financial Services Authority.

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Senior Financial Services Customer Advisor Apprentice

Job Ref:
FCA-001
Listing Date:
07.04.2020
Location:
Newham
Weekly Wage:
£ 365.4
Employer:
Financial Conduct Authority
Responding to consumer calls on a wide range of financial issues Liaising with other FCA staff to resolve complex queries Drafting written correspondence Using judgement to absorb, interpret and summarise large quantities of information Identifying and escalating cases where there is a risk
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Compliance and Risk Apprentice

Job Ref:
FCA-002
Listing Date:
07.04.2020
Location:
Newham
Weekly Wage:
£ 365.4
Employer:
Financial Conduct Authority
Managing a portfolio of cases, assessing the risk each case poses to our objectives and compliance against our rules. Applying investigative and research methodologies to understand how firms operate and their impact on their customers. Analysing and assessing information about the risks firm pose to their customers and to the integrity of the markets they operate in, and developing effective and efficient strategies to mitigate those risks. Maintaining and developing effective relationships with stakeholders, both internally and externally including negotiating with firms and sometimes delivering tough messages.
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Business Administrator Apprentice

Job Ref:
FCA-003
Listing Date:
07.04.2020
Location:
Newham
Weekly Wage:
£ 365.4
Employer:
Financial Conduct Authority
Effective diary and inbox management Arranging meetings, taking minutes and ensuring papers are circulated on time Dealing with enquiries and taking telephone messages Developing good working relationships within Supervision and across the FCA Providing key day-to-day support and assistance to the Manager Playing a key role in organising and co-ordinating the team Pre-empting and pro-actively following up and resolving ad-hoc issues on behalf of the team Collation of team communications Attending meetings, minute taking and following up agreed actions Providing administrative support for ad-hoc projects and work; including away-days, meeting briefings and other support to the team as necessary.
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Apprentice Accountant Associate

Job Ref:
FCA-004
Listing Date:
07.04.2020
Location:
Newham
Weekly Wage:
£ 422.8
Employer:
Financial Conduct Authority
The Operations division provides the platform and tools to enable the FCA to deliver on its statutory objectives. The Division is split into seven areas (COO’s office, Business and Technology Solutions, Corporate Responsibility, Cyber Information & Resilience, Finance & Business Services, HR and Procurement).
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HR Administrator Apprentice

Job Ref:
FCA-005
Listing Date:
07.04.2020
Location:
Newham
Weekly Wage:
£ 365.4
Employer:
Financial Conduct Authority
As a HR Apprentice, you will join one of our HR teams to develop strong foundation knowledge, skills and experience to build your future HR career. We will work with you to plan your apprenticeship journey over the next 19 months, focused on developing a well-rounded HR professional.
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Apprentice Project Manager

Job Ref:
FCA-006
Listing Date:
07.04.2020
Location:
Newham
Weekly Wage:
£ 365.4
Employer:
Financial Conduct Authority
Your work will be both varied and challenging. You will work with colleagues to influence how the FCA operates You will get access and exposure to a wide range of FCA colleagues, including senior FCA decision makers. Your network will span cross-organisationally as well as across S&C There will be opportunities to work on other improvement projects across the division, or to work on other Consumer Policy matters such as research and matters regarding the wider regulatory family
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Apprentice Insurance Professional

Job Ref:
FCA-007
Listing Date:
07.04.2020
Location:
Newham
Weekly Wage:
£ 365.4
Employer:
Financial Conduct Authority
You will be working extensively with data and analysing various sources of information to support the assessment of firms’ risks. You may also have the opportunity to participate in projects undertaken by the supervisory team.
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