Graduate Opportunity

2022 Technology & Change Graduate Programme

Analytics/Project Management.

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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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The Technology & Change Division provides IT and change services to the rest of the FCA. There are many diverse teams within the division, from those who structure our systems to those who plan change and design and test solutions. This is a great opportunity to help manage the impact of change on the FCA and its processes and people. You’ll be aligned to one of three Communities of Practice – Architecture & Operations, Change or Technology Delivery – and you’ll have the chance to rotate within and across these divisions, building your skills during your time in Technology & Change.

Our architecture and analysis experts structure our systems. If you join our Architecture & Operations Community of Practice you’ll work across a range of disciplines that underpin the strategic and operational management of our Technology and Change division. These disciplines include strategic planning, architecture roadmap development, supplier management, design governance, financial management and resource planning. The rotations will provide you with the opportunity to gain a holistic view of the management and leadership of the whole division, turning strategy into operational delivery.

Our Change colleagues are responsible for planning change, and providing a pragmatic and collaborative approach to delivery. The Change Community of Practice offers you the opportunity to work across a range of disciplines within Change including Project Management, Portfolio Management, Business Change and Business Analysis. In the second half of the graduate programme you’ll have the opportunity to specialise in a Change discipline and work towards gaining relevant qualifications/accreditations.

Our Technology and Delivery specialists design and test our technology solutions as well as maintain and protect our IT services and systems. The Technology Delivery Community of Practice is segmented into three broad areas covering service and monitoring, agile product management and software engineering. Exposure to these disciplines will provide you with the opportunity to gain an understanding of how technology products are made, delivered and managed at scale in an organisation.

Learning & Development 

As a graduate in Technology & Change you’ll complete the training pathway through our training Academy, which will equip you with all the skills you need. You will have rotations of six months and, in your last rotation, you will have chosen your community of practice to specialise in and commence the relevant qualifications.

What we look for

Our staff have diverse backgrounds, and no specific degree stands out as being essential, but you should be passionate about change, customer-focused and commercially minded. You will need strong communication skills and an analytical mind.

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 Technology & Change Graduate Programme, submit your online application by Friday 14 January 2022. 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 in a STEM subject
  • Applicants for the 2022 graduate programmes must have graduated or be in their final year of study.

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Opportunity Overview

  • January 30th, 2022
  • Multiple vacancies
  • £34,000 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • London
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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