Graduate Opportunity

2022 Authorisations Graduate Programme

London. Multiple vacancies. Open to all STEM.

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About Us 

At the FCA, we help to protect financial consumers and make markets work well by regulating the conduct of over 59,000 businesses. Our ambition is to become a more innovative, more assertive and more adaptive regulator; one that fully capitalises on data and technology, ensures consumer protection and market integrity, and responds well to the challenges we face. We’re looking for bright, enthusiastic and values driven graduates to join our diverse and highly capable teams across the FCA.  

Authorisations is the FCA’s supervisory gateway – we decide who can undertake regulated activities in the UK.

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As the first point of contact for firms and individuals wanting to provide regulated financial services, working in Authorisations means you’ll see the start of a firm’s supervisory journey. The work is challenging but varied. As a gateway supervisor, you’ll make decisions on whether to approve applications from firms and individuals. We get applications spanning a range of sectors and different financial models, including:

  • banks
  • credit unions
  • insurance firms
  • non-bank lenders
  • debt purchasers and debt management firms
  • e-money firms
  • investment intermediaries
  • firms who want to add wholesale permissions and products to their sales offering

We also decide whether someone is suitable to undertake senior manager functions, such as a CEO or Board Director, and determine their fitness and propriety to hold those roles.

Our Supervision Hub is a key part of the system of supervision and offers a master class in managing customer relations and regulation. The Supervision Hub is an FCA-wide strategic asset that helps to make the FCA accessible. It’s a key tool for sourcing intelligence used across the FCA to strengthen regulation and protect consumers and market integrity. It’s challenging, and it’s seen as one of the best places to learn the business. 

Learning & Development 

As a graduate in Authorisations you’ll complete the training pathway through our training Academy, which will equip you with all the skills you need.

What we look for 

We are seeking graduates from any STEM degree discipline. You need to be resilient, using your judgement with an investigatory mind-set. You will be curious and able to gather relevant information whilst building relationships across the organisation. An interest in governance and compliance is beneficial.

What we offer

We’re committed to making the FCA a great place to work. We do this by:

  • providing a rewarding environment, recognising that our people are motivated by meaningful work
  • maintaining a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, allowing people to develop and progress without barriers
  • looking after the well-being of our people, ensuring that they are safe and well and appropriately cared for
  • promoting an environment in which people are valued and respected

Beyond this, we offer all our graduates a competitive range of benefits, including: 

  • Base salary of £34,000  
  • Flexible working options
  • Private health care
  • Career and family leave 
  • Non-contributory pension
  • Charity and volunteering initiatives 
  • Minimum of 25 days’ holiday 
  • Sports and social clubs 
  • Subsidised on-site fitness centre (London only) 
  • Free eye tests 
  • Subsidised restaurant 
  • Interest-free season ticket loans.

Please note

  • We only accept ONE application per person for our 2022 programmes, therefore, please apply to your first-choice programme. Any additional applications will not be progressed.
  • For the 2022 Authorisations Graduate Programme, submit your online application by Friday 17 December 2021. However, we recruit on a rolling basis and therefore encourage early applications.
  • Applicants must have obtained or be on track to achieve a minimum 2:1 degree from any university.
  • Applicants for the 2022 graduate programmes must have graduated or be in their final year of study.

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Opportunity Overview

  • December 17th, 2021
  • Multiple vacancies
  • £34,000 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • London
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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