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.
Bring your passion for problem solving and strategic thinking into the constantly evolving world of financial regulation.
Supervision, Policy & Competition (SPC) oversees every business providing financial products and services in the UK. The work of SPC is vital in protecting customers and the integrity of the market by ensuring firms work ethically and to the highest standards.
SPC is led by Sheldon Mills Executive Director for Consumer and Competition and Sarah Pritchard Executive Director for Markets. SPC is the largest division within the FCA and is responsible for:
Generalist – here you’ll have the opportunity to move around and develop a breadth of skills and experiences to help you progress your career. You’ll complete rotations across several of our SPC sub-divisions, which include:
Specialist – In our Specialist sub-division, you could see yourself working in either Cyber Resilience, Financial Resilience and Insolvency and Operational Resilience or Financial Crime and Controls. You’ll support the wider function of the FCA, work with firms across all sectors and develop a unique specialism within an area such as financial crime, cyber, safeguarding client assets, resolution or operational and financial resilience. You’ll provide direction and support to front-line supervisors, helping to reduce consumer harm. You’ll also go on an internal secondment to learn how other areas of the FCA operate.
As a graduate in Supervision, Policy & Competition, you’ll complete the training pathway through our training Academy, which will equip you with all the skills you need. You could also undertake a professional qualification such as a Cyber degree, CFA, ACCA or a diploma in Financial Crime.
Our staff have diverse backgrounds, and while no specific degree stands out as being essential for the Generalist stream, it would however be beneficial to have a degree in a quantitative subject. The Specialist stream is aimed at those with a STEM or Economics background. You’ll learn a lot on the job, so we don’t expect you to have a detailed regulatory knowledge, however, you should have an interest in governance. You’ll also need to be strategically minded, great at building strong relationships at all levels and be able to influence and persuade.
We’re committed to making the FCA a great place to work. We do this by:
Beyond this, we offer all our graduates a competitive range of benefits, including:
We've signed the Gradcracker feedback pledge.
(This means that we will supply feedback if requested after an interview.)