Graduate Opportunity

2022 Operations 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.  

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Operations provides the platform and tools to enable the organisation to deliver on its statutory objectives. We have an exciting Operations strategy and transformation agenda to ensure continuous improvement and growth.

Operations works in partnership with the rest of the organisation to provide specialist support across a wide range of areas, delivering quality services and value for money. The vision of Operations is to: 

  • drive operational excellence and resilience across the FCA
  • deliver quality services and support across the business
  • be trusted strategic partners that bring solutions to the table, developing and shaping the FCA

A career in Operations provides you with an opportunity to learn how to build strong relationships with people from across the entire organisation and establish an understanding of the wider business. No matter which area you work in, you can push yourself beyond your comfort zone, safe in the knowledge that you have all the support you need to grow.

If you like variety, Operations is the division for you, with opportunities in:

  • Communications – setting and delivering the FCA’s communications and engagement strategy
  • Facilities Management – setting and managing the FCA’s working environment strategy 
  • Finance – managing the FCA’s budget and finances
  • Legal – providing legal guidance throughout the FCA
  • Operational Resilience – setting and delivering the FCA’s first line of defence
  • Procurement – delivering value for money and reducing risk throughout our third-party supplier network

Learning & Development

As a graduate in Operations, you’ll be supported with a full training syllabus through our training Academy to help equip you with all the skills you need.

What we look for

Our graduate programme is for ambitious people who want to make a difference and shape the FCA’s future. If you’re looking to develop professionally, and you care about the efficient running of businesses, this is the place for you. 

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 Operations 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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