Event Date: Friday 26th October 2018
Who: Students and graduates of any degree discipline
Deadline: Midnight, Wednesday 17th October 2018
Are you interested in a career in financial services? Do you want to find out more and get a head start?If this sounds familiar then you need to attend the FCA EmployAbility Insight Day.
About the FCA
There’s hardly a person in the country whose life isn’t somehow impacted by the work of the Financial Conduct Authority.
Whether it’s regulating pensions providers, ensuring customers get a fair deal from their banks or clamping down on fraudulent businesses preying on the vulnerable, we are responsible for protecting and enhancing the integrity of the UK financial system. It’s a role as critical as it is all-encompassing. More than two million people are employed in financial or related professional services in the UK, and with new powers under the Financial Services Act, we can address conduct issues, publicly announce disciplinary action we’ve taken, and ban misleading promotions. Where necessary, we encourage firms to change their behaviour and help consumers understand action we’re taking.
It adds up to a dynamic and empowering place to work, and there’s never been a better time to join us. This really is a career where you can own what happens next. The solutions you help devise and implement will directly affect people’s lives, whether it’s individual consumers or some of the richest and most powerful financial organisations in the world. As a member of the FCA you can expect to find yourself across a table from the best of them. At times things can get tense. A lot, after all, is at stake. It’s not always easy representing the interests of fairness, integrity and open competition, but wherever you are you’ll have a team of supportive colleagues behind you.
Then there’s the variety. Individuals, small businesses, public and private companies, global corporations, we interact with them all. If it’s innovative and happening in financial services, chances are we’ll be involved somehow: advising, guiding, regulating, and where necessary enforcing.
Think you’re up to it? Do you have the curiosity to look beneath the surface, the backbone to stand up for what is right, combined with a commitment to professional excellence? Are you someone who’s on the case from the outset? If so, you could be in line to carve out a career as a future leader in our organisation and industry. We’re interested in meeting undergraduates and graduates from all backgrounds and walks of life, across all subjects. And whilst many of our people do indeed come from finance or economics based discipline, we’re more interested in your personal strengths: qualities such as judgement drive and influence.
About the FCA Insight Day
The FCA partners with EmployAbility to run this Insight Day which is open to students with a disability, studying any degree discipline, in any year of study. This Insight Day is an opportunity to take a closer look at what we do, how we do it and meet people at the heart of the business. It’ll be held at our brand new office in Stratford. You’ll have an invaluable opportunity to gain a unique insight to what it means to have a career that matters at the FCA. You’ll meet our senior leaders as well as recent graduates who can talk to you about what it means to them to be a graduate at the FCA. We’ll also provide competency-based interview training and give you fantastic tips on how to perform to your highest potential at Assessment Centres.
* Reasonable travel expenses outside of London and within the UK will be reimbursed.
The FCA require a predicted 2:1 or better. However, if there are extenuating circumstances which may have affected your grades, please contact Justin Penney on +44 (0)7776 090 508 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
How to apply
Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity! Find out more here: https://www.employ-ability.org.uk/events//678/