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Responsibility:
3.3/5
 
Work Life Balance:
4.2/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
3.9/5
 
Compensation & Benefits:
3.9/5
 
Company Culture:
3.9/5
 
Career Progression:
3.1/5
 
Colleagues:
4.1/5
 
Training:
3.4/5
 
Enjoyment:
3.8/5
 
Overall Rating:
3.4/5
 

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

Variety of work, support available, helpful colleagues, interesting subject matter.

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Intellectually stimulating work that makes a difference.

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

I have lots of opportunities to learn new things along with the rest of my team, in a highly collaborative fast-paced environment. My team is very relaxed and friendly and everybody wants to help everybody else to thrive and develop. There is a general nice feel at the FCA that everybody is working together to protect consumers and the economy.
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Your opinion and judgment is valued.
High profile work that is current.
You are given a lot of responsibility.
Lots of trust.
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Having responsibility and being able to use skills I have developed to make a difference to firms and consumers.

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

Flexibility
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The work is enjoyable and challenging, with a lot of support from colleagues.

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- Excellent work culture
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Enjoyable, good people, nice culture.

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

- the work is very interesting
- rotating around the FCA gives you a solid understanding of just how the FCA works

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Having an impact early on in your career.

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Subject matter

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

Good people with a lot of experience, responsibility, good salary, rotation scheme is excellent.

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

Interesting work, pleasant colleagues, social purpose of regulating private sector for public good, good hours for salary.

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

Excellent work-life balance. Colleagues are welcoming and eager to help new starters learn. Opportunities to learn and train are very wide ranging under the FCA academy.

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Industry: Banking and Finance Department: Supervision Job Title: Associate

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

The autonomy that the role offers, as well as the opportunity to lead on key pieces of work from the outset.

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The work in many teams offers you amazing opportunities to get involved in a huge variety of work and graduates are given huge responsibility early on. You will be given real work (unlike many schemes) and in most teams will really feel like you are making a difference and adding value. Amazing location to have on you CV as the FCA is very well respected in industry.

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Good balance of work
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Industry: Banking and Finance Department: Enforcement Job Title: Associate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Really interesting work. I'm working as a criminal investigator at the moment, and the work itself is really sensitive and interesting.

Also the level of responsibility we're given - I have at no point been referred to as the "grad" or given photocopying to do. It certainly throws you in at the deep end, but if you swim, you'll have a really good time.

The rotational nature of the grad scheme is also great - if you don't end up loving what you do, you know you're only there for at most a year, and then you can try and find a role somewhere that you prefer.

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High profile work

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

Autonomy, the fact that I get to use my degree, and the people.

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

Being given challenging meaningful work to complete independently.

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Get the chance to make a real difference to consumers and the markets.

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

Good environment
Good colleagues
Well paid for working hours

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

The work is dynamic and engaging.
The hours are good - I generally work 35-38 hours a week. It means I have my evenings free to use as I like.

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Industry: Banking and Finance Department: Customer Contact Centre

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The team you're in is really supportive and the ethos of the floor is very cooperative if you need a hand

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Industry: Banking and Finance Department: Financial Crime

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The work is not repetitive, new day new challenge. Team work is an invaluable part of the way the FCA works and I believe it to be a key reason for our success. Working in a team with great management and support is a great feeling!

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Industry: Law Department: Supervision - Retail and Authorisations

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The benefits provided and the opportunities you get from working at the FCA.

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Industry: Banking and Finance Department: Event Supervision

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Benefits package.

Every single team I have worked on has been amazing.

Support from managers and colleagues.

Being acknowledged for good work.

Most of the time I am comfortably busy.

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Industry: Banking and Finance

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Training
Exposure

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Industry: Banking and Finance Department: Contact Centre

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Meet so many new people - great networking.

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Industry: Banking & Finance Department: Retail 2

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The environment and the people I work with is positive and most people are approachable/happy to help if there is a problem.

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Industry: Banking and Finance Department: S-RA

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Discipline
Problem Solving
Team work

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Industry: Law Department: Competition and Enforcement

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The type of work that we do.

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Industry: Banking and Finance

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The ability to learn something new each day.

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Industry: Banking and Finance

What are the best and worst things about your job?

- Great pay
- People are understanding and listen to your comments
- It's very flexible
- Calm and although professional, still a casual environment
- Training support
- Training opportunities

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Industry: Banking and Finance

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Variety of role.

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Industry: Banking and Finance Department: Enforcement

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Very social.
Every day is never the same.
Always work to do.

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Industry: Banking and Finance Department: Supervision

What are the best and worst things about your job?

I love the job I do as it has a wide variety of work to do with lots of opportunities to learn and progress. The other great thing is the people I work with, who really make the work easier and fun to do.

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Industry: Banking and Finance Department: Communications

What are the best and worst things about your job?

I like the team I work with and there is always opportunities to work on different projects.

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Application Advice:

Research the organisation's recent history and get an idea of the industry it regulates. Have an appreciation of the role the FCA plays in industry, but also its impact on the person on the street.

Interview Advice:

Don't stress out too much at the assessment centre and take each stage as it comes.

Graduate/Associate, Communications at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Highlight competencies rather than technical knowledge. Do your research on what issues/challenges the organisation is facing.

Interview Advice:

Use the STAR technique. It's mostly competency based. Breathe before you answer a question. They are not trying to catch you out.

Associate, Markets Policy at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Make sure you have a sound understanding of the FCA's mission.

Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Read the questions asked and don't just copy and paste in generic answers. Take your time to try to explain to yourself why you want to work here, then it will be more convincing in the application.
Refer back to the FCA cultural characteristics.

Interview Advice:

Know the background - what the FCA is, what sort of work they do, their reputation in the industry, further detail on the specific type of role you would like.
Be yourself - don't oversell and/or exaggerate things in the application process. Demonstrate the FCA cultural characteristics in things you have achieved and the way you work.

Graduate Associate, RegTech and Advanced Analytics at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Research the company well and think of relevant examples from your past that can help you showcase the qualities that the FCA wants

Interview Advice:

Understand the challenges currently facing the FCA (cyber crime, brexit, etc.)

Business Analyst, Business Technology at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Apply early, spaces fill up on the grad scheme as and when they feel you are suited for the role rather than judging everyone at the end of the Assessment Centres.

It's a long process but worth it!

Interview Advice:

Know why you want to work for the FCA and be aware of their current involvement. What are they at the forefront of? They put heavy emphasis on the mission.
There are a few competency questions.

Associate, Enforcement and Market Oversight at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Understand what the FCA's mission is and why we do what we do.

Associate, at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Real life example for FCA's values

Interview Advice:

Understand why are you interested in the company

Associate, Retail at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Read the FCA website and get a good idea of the varying work done across the organisation.

Interview Advice:

Ensure that competencies are practiced and demonstrate knowledge of the organisation.

Investigator, Enforcement at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

The key is to think like an economist, not just have a strong knowledge base.

Associate Economist, Markets Policy at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Do your research, know where you're applying to in terms of team/division etc.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, think strategically and smile!

Associate, Innovate at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Align your application to each of the FCA's Values.

Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

- be curious
- read up on the FCA (news, occasional papers and insight articles)
- consider how you fit into the wider organisation as a whole

Interview Advice:

- be confident
- be able to stand up to scrutiny when challenged
- develop your answers (STAR approach is a good tool)

Associate Economist, Strategy and Competition at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Be interested and read up on what the FCA does.

Interview Advice:

Be interested in what people have to say and ask questions.

Associate, Markets Policy at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Show a willingness to learn and an interest in the subject matter

Interview Advice:

Know the values
Be friendly and professional
Take your time to form the right response

Associate, Asset Management at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Research the company, practice online tests before completing the application, read the news.

Interview Advice:

Research the firm, practice STAR interview approach, practice interviews if possible.

Associate, Wholesale Supervision at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

The application process is competency-heavy.

Interview Advice:

The application process is competency-heavy.

Associate, Enforcement & Market Oversight at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

There is lots of useful information on the internet about the FCA's work and processes.

Interview Advice:

Interview follows usual format of assessment day so all the usual apply. Knowing exactly what FCA does and why is useful for the motivation questions.

Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Research cultural characteristics and construct appropriate answers to motivational/competency questions.

Interview Advice:

Practice beforehand as much as possible. Demonstrate as much confidence in your desire for the role as possible. Stay as relaxed.

Associate, Finance at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Research well - understand the organisation, our remit, our purpose and our values.

Interview Advice:

Use the STAR approach for competency based interview. Make sure that you focus on what 'you' did and try to understand how your responses align to the job role and values of the organisation.

Associate, Supervision – Investment, Wholesale and Specialists at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Show an interest in FCA work, and knowledge about industry

Interview Advice:

FCA characteristics
Body language is important

Associate, Asset Management at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Look up what the FCA does in relation to the specific division you're applying for. It's such a varied company and the roles are really different across the entire organisation, so look for specifics.

Also look up the cultural characteristics and think about examples of things you have done that have aligned with these. These will be the main thing you'll be judged on.

Interview Advice:

It's the usual at the assessment centre - a competency based interview, an analytical exercise, and a group exercise.

For the interview, it's the classic questions - biggest challenges to the organisation, big opportunities. Do some reading about what the FCA's planning to do and some recent projects. And be creative in what you think the big issues we're confronting are: yes Brexit, obviously, but also things like binary options and cryptocurrencies.

The analytical exercise is basically designed so that you're given a task that's too big to complete in the time allotted. So don't panic or worry if this is the case. They're not assessing the quality of what you present and produce, it's how you've gone about it. Take 5 minutes at the start to think about how you're going to approach it, and then be structured. Don't be afraid to admit why you've prioritised one thing over another in the interests of time.

The group exercise is again fairly standard. Don't be afraid to speak up, but don't feel like you have to be talking all the time. Also make sure you listen - if you make a point of asking someone else to elaborate on their point, or draw other peoples attention to someone else's point that progresses the discussion, that's a positive thing.

Associate, Enforcement at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Apply early

Interview Advice:

Be assertive but not aggressive

Associate, R&CO at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

- Read the official company documents such as 'The Mission', 'The Annual Plan' and so on. Understand what direction the organisation is going in.

Interview Advice:

- Understand the cultural characteristics and be prepared to answer competency based questions describing when you exhibited them.

Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Don't lie, or try to sound smart. Be authentic, even in the way you write.

Interview Advice:

Be you - don't put up a fake front. Be honest, and own your mistakes, don't push the blame onto someone else.

Associate, Competition & Economics at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Be yourself. The FCA are interested in the person not their technical knowledge.

Interview Advice:

Again, be yourself. Think of innovative examples of times you displayed the skills the FCA are looking for. Competency focused.

Associate, Enforcement at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Do your research - the FCA publish a heck of a lot of stuff so there's no reason to not know what their priorities are!

Interview Advice:

Be genuine - this isn't somewhere you have to be a particular type of person to work. There's a whole range of people here.

Associate, Consumer Credit Supervision at Financial Conduct Authority
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Interview Advice:

Prepare and be confident

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Interview Advice:

My main tip is to be prepared. Do you research beforehand.
My research recommendation is to take a good look at the FCA's business plan, and be aware of the big issues that we are tackling.

Associate, at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Do lots of research into the FCA and the role they play in the wider industry.
The attitude of the FCA is particularly friendly, do not come to the assessment centres with competitiveness - effective teamwork will be more impressive.

Interview Advice:

Skills you can bring to the FCA.
Research recent FCA initiatives and there impact.

Associate, Business and Technology Solutions at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Be up to date with recent news - have a good reason for wanting to work specifically in regulation and why it interests you - STAR is useful for preparing answers.

, at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Concision, coherence and creativity.

Interview Advice:

Confidence and research.

Senior Associate, Business Partnership at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Be prepared to clearly articulate your experiences and skills against the competency framework.

Associate, at Financial Conduct Authority
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Interview Advice:

Make sure to do research before doing your interview. It reflects really well on you if you are able to ask a question about something the company is doing. Shows that you are interested and looking at the market.

Associate, Banking and Payments Policy at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Use the FCA website to the best of your ability and ensure your application really is one to the FCA not generic.

Interview Advice:

Prepare as you would for an exam, including wider knowledge of the FCA and its role (there are absolutely loads of resources to do this on the FCA website such as business plans, thematic reviews, market studies, occasional papers, final notices and consultations).

Also prepare in a similar manner for the competency based questions utilising your university careers service.

Associate, Strategy & Competition at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Research a lot about FCA and PRA and don't be shy to show your knowledge when you can.

Interview Advice:

Show that you can lead but also work with other peoples ideas. When put in a group exercise make sure you contribute to the conversation as much as possible, coming up with suggestions and raising points/issues when someone else suggests something.

, at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Think carefully about why you're interested in the role and what it means to be working in a public sector organisation rather than in the private sector; prepare questions.

Senior Associate, at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Think about the organisation's values and how you can demonstrate that you share them

Interview Advice:

Think about examples of when you demonstrated the organisation's values, read about its present and future objectives and how you can contribute to their achievement, try to talk to people from the organisation (if you can).

Associate, Enforcement at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Find areas of work that the FCA are doing that you are interested in. Read up on its priorities and consider the challenges it faces. Lots of public information on this, so shouldn't be too hard to find.

Interview Advice:

Previous situations I'd been in that reflected the 'cultural characteristics' of the organisation, areas of work they were doing that were interesting, challenges and priorities of the organisation etc.

Associate, Markets Policy at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Show an interest in financial markets and have a look at what the FCA is doing and what it's focuses are.

Interview Advice:

Know what the FCA does an why this interests you.

Wholesale Banking Supervisor, Wholsale Banking Supervision at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Know the role of the FCA and why you want to work in financial regulation.

Interview Advice:

Know the role of the FCA (including its objectives) and why you want to work in financial regulation. Have an understanding of what is going on in financial services.

Associate, Ring-Fencing at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Practice for the tests.

Interview Advice:

Know exactly why you would like to work for the FCA and be passionate about the work it does.

Associate, Markets Policy at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Understand how the regulatory framework operates, including at European and international level. Understand the powers the FCA has at its disposal. Take news and media writing with a pinch of salt and use evidence based examples rather than conjecture.

, Financial Crime at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

- Demonstrate the 5 cultural characteristics.

Associate, Retail Lending at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Research the FCA, and its divisions.

Interview Advice:

Focus on how you have demonstrated judgement, influence and drive.

Associate, at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Relate application to topical and relevant developments in the financial service sector.

Associate, at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Only apply, if you're interested in finance but don't care about money in the short term (hence not appropriate for most people).

Economist, CED at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Try to give examples of demonstrating FCA cultural characteristics.

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Application Advice:

Consider the real world applications of FCA rules.

Interview Advice:

Come up with a good question to ask.

Associate, Wholesale & Investment at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Research, research, research.

Interview Advice:

Be passionate and well prepared.

Associate, at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Do your research on the company and key cultural characteristics and make sure you reflect them!

Interview Advice:

Be calm. If you don't know the answer to something try to give an educated guess. Show you can think about new problems.

Associate, Economics at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Learn about the team you are applying for and use the website to read through their work or any papers they may have published. If there is an associate level job available, apply for this over the graduate one.

Interview Advice:

Ensure you know how the EU, FCA, HMT and Bank interact. This relationship is key.

Associate, Graduate at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Give it your best shot, psychometric tests are a lottery anyway.

Interview Advice:

-Prepare with notes much like revision for an exam.
-Use practice interviews and university career support services prior to the interview.
-Do not show an ego during the assessment centre and try to intimidate other candidates.

Forensic Investigator, Enforcement at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Think long and hard about what career you want and what skills you want to demonstrate. Ensure you select the graduate program which best suits you. If you feel like there isn't a good fit, look elsewhere.

Interview Advice:

Read the values of the FCA and feed the buzzwords into your answers.

Associate, Graduate scheme at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Read the FCA objectives and business plan for the year you are applying. This will outline the FCA's top priorities for the year in which you are applying. Read around these subjects and form your own views on the topics. This will put you in good stead for discussions and motivational questions.

Interview Advice:

The usual situational judgement tests apply, after which you will have a competency based phone interview.
For the assessment centre, ensure you are clear on why you would like to join the FCA and have competency based examples ready to use (again) for the interview. You will be subjected to other tasks, however these require general intelligence and soft skills, meaning they cannot be prepared for.

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Application Advice:

- Read the Financial Times to build knowledge of the financial services
- Research the organisation and the huge breadth of its work fully
- Understand what the FCA does, how it is organised
- Get a clear idea typical the day-to-day roles of people i

Associate, Strategy & Competition (Policy, Risk and Research) at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Talk to other grads. Research the role and make sure you read current events, as you might get asked this. Have a convincing reason for why you want to work at the FCA.

Associate, Risk at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Do your research thoroughly.

Interview Advice:

What are the issues facing the industry?

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Application Advice:

Research the FCA and the industry thoroughly, think about the FCA's objectives and specific ways in which you have demonstrated these in previous roles.

Interview Advice:

Competency based together with an assessment day, expected to demonstrate the FCA's core objectives. Application form is essay based and includes a maths test.

Associate, Credit Authoirsations at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Applications to the graduate scheme are tough but follow the general structure of most graduate recruitment. Knowledge of the organisation and the cultural characteristics is key.

Interview Advice:

Interviews were competency-based and focused on the cultural characteristics.

Associate, Competition at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Do research on the website on the different areas of the FCA; know why you want to apply, etc.

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Application Advice:

- Do your research on the FCA. As a regulator, it's a bit different to other organisations in the financial services industry
- Have a passion for protecting consumers and driving an efficient market

Interview Advice:

A large part of the assessment process was competency-based;. So you would not be at a disadvantage if you have not done a finance related degree.

Associate, Competition at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Candidates should thoroughly research the Financial market and look at ways they can become involved with the vision of change across The FCA. Candidates should be keen as they will be developing into future leaders.
The Application should show a variety of strengths.

Interview Advice:

The interview is intense but make sure you answer the questions as clearly as possible.
The interview asks about examples. Please adopt the STAR method.
The interview can be simplified should you have a learning disability. Please request this as a reasonable adjustment when completing the application.

Business Intelligence Analyst, Business Intelligence at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Write accurately and well.
Ensure that your personality comes through (the FCA is BIG on personality)
Stand out from the herd.

Interview Advice:

Be confident!
Research the FCA thoroughly.
The assessment day is long and tough so keep your energy levels high.
Again make sure your personality shines through.

Associate, Governance and Assurance at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Learn as much as possible about the organisation and be clear about why you would like to join the program.

Associate, Authorisations at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Be yourself - the FCA are looking for a wide range of candidates with the ability to grow in the organisation.

Associate, Economics at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Really understand what financial regulation involves and the changes that have happened so far across the industry.
Have robust reasons for applying, ask yourself what you seek to get out of a graduate programme at the FCA.

Interview Advice:

Prepare for competency questions in line with the FCA's cultural characteristics.

Network with current graduates to find out more about the role.

Graduate Associate, Mortgages at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Research the FCA's current workstreams / focus, and have an awareness of the UK financial system as a whole.

Interview Advice:

Prepare for a group exercise, an individual competency-based interview, a written exercise and a presentation. Research the FCA's objectives and cultural characteristics, and be able to relate them back to your own professional / educational experiences.

Associate, Supervision at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Clear interest in positive outcomes for both consumers and the UK financial services sector. An understanding of the wider economy and its current and potential impact on firms, customers and regulation. An appreciation of risks to the FCA's statutory objectives.

Associate, Supervision at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Know the organisation and what they believe in, their core values are critical, if you don't agree with them and feel passionately about them, then perhaps it is not the right fit. A good fit means you will be challenged and enjoy your programme and they will have an enthuastic and dedicated employee.

Interview Advice:

motiviation for role, reason this organisation over other ones, 3-5 year career plan, what do you know about this organisaion

Associate, at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Read up on all the legislative changes coming from Europe

Interview Advice:

Make sure you have evidence to back up all of your reasoning.

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Application Advice:

Motivation is key - why would you like to work at the FCA
Research the FCA and the wider financial services industry well
Key skills: communication, analytical, organisational and interpersonal skills

Interview Advice:

Be prepared for:
Motivational questions
Technical questions
Competency based questions

, at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Prepare well for all application stages.

Associate, Strategy & Competition at Financial Conduct Authority
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Interview Advice:

Use specific examples to answer the competency questions.

Associate, Financial Crime at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Keep an open mind when applying for a role in regulation. It's much more exciting and interesting than the industry makes it sound.

Interview Advice:

Know well why you want to work in regulation (need to be able to justify that clearly).

Associate, Markets Reporting at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

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Associate, Authorisations at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Show that you are interested in what the FCA does and how what we do affects people. As a graduate you can be working on issues which affect a lot of people, which you would not find in many other places.

Policy Adviser, Banking and Payments Policy at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Same as all major companies, a challenging recruitment process so do your work!

Associate, at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

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Interview Advice:

- Ensure you directly answer the interview questions
- Remember that a financial services related degree is not a job requirement

, at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Make sure you genuinely care about the outcomes the organisation is trying to promote. You will encounter politics and process around every corner and you will need a lot of motivation and ingenuity to navigate those successfully.

Interview Advice:

Be familiar with the cultural characteristics.

Associate, Asset Management and Investment Banking at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Research FCA's objectives, recent news/decisions/action taken; recently published policy papers. But you need to be genuinely interested in finance and consumer issues - and financial regulation.

Interview Advice:

You need to know why you want to join the FCA. You need to be able to analyse a lot of information, make quick, accurate decisions, and be decisive and confident in implementation. You need to be able to work in a team-environment.

Associate, Enforcement at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Research the work the FCA is currently doing and any challenges it may face.

Interview Advice:

Give examples where you have demonstrated resilience in your decision making, team work, adapting to changes, did something by thinking outside of the box etc

Associate, Consumer Credit at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Think about what you want from your job, and whether working for the regulator will get this for you; if you want a profit driven, commercially minded job then this is not for you!

Consider your wider career path through the organisation. For example, there are great opportunities to second to Europe and consider whether this is something you want to do and why you would want to do it.

Make sure you are abreast of regulatory news - financial news will help you, but political news could help you more in some cases. Consider the wider macro-economic environment and the impact that this may have on the riskiness of the UK market.

Interview Advice:

Come armed with a good question - this tactic has never failed me in interviews and makes you more memorable. Try something that might stimiulate a debate/discussion/explanation of the FCA view on a topical issue that has shown you have done your homework/are interested in a speciifc area.

Associate, Strategy and Competition at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Think big, think small - think about linking the decisions made by the Board of multi-million pound companies to the person on the street, how, (if at all) will they be affected?

Interview Advice:

Don't make things up. If you don't know the answer say that you don't. The interviewer will see straight through a half-formed answer and is ultimately more interested in how you think, how you learn, and your attitude to learning rather than what you already know.

Associate, at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

Know the industry and relevant recent case studies.

Interview Advice:

Understand the organisation's cultural characteristics.

Associate, Permissions at Financial Conduct Authority
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Application Advice:

It's difficult to get in but once you do you will be given a chance to show your worth and develop.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself.

Communications assistant, at Financial Conduct Authority
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Best:

Overall purpose, the culture is very friendly and everyone wants to help you learn.

Graduate/Associate, Communications at Financial Conduct Authority
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Best:

Exposure to industry and politics, knowing that you are doing something worthwhile that will benefit a lot of people, interesting work, interesting people

Worst:

Internal politics and processes can make it hard for decisions to be reached.
There's quite a lot of siloed work - people from different departments need to talk to each other more.

Graduate Associate, RegTech and Advanced Analytics at Financial Conduct Authority
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Best:

Everyone is friendly and approachable
Ethical company
The values
Work/Life balance

Associate, Enforcement and Market Oversight at Financial Conduct Authority
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Best:

There is a good work life balance.

Worst:

Salary growth and progression can be slower than in industry.

Associate, at Financial Conduct Authority
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Best:

Exposure level

Worst:

A lot of duplication of work

Associate, Retail at Financial Conduct Authority
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Best:

The collegiate atmosphere as well as the nature of the work that is being done.

Investigator, Enforcement at Financial Conduct Authority
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Best:

Public ethos
Very talented people willing to offer their time
We have data across whole markets, allowing for unique insights

Worst:

Highly risk averse
They do a poor job at retaining top talent
Hard to influence

Associate Economist, Markets Policy at Financial Conduct Authority
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Best:

Culture, flexibility.

Worst:

Governance.

Associate, Innovate at Financial Conduct Authority
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Best:

Opportunity to learn.

Associate, at Financial Conduct Authority
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Best:

Real emphasis on talent management and the quality of managers in my experience have been very good.

Worst:

Can be a slow, occasionally repetitive and unnecessary process.

Financial Conduct Authority
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Best:

-the type of work is intellectually stimulating and very rewarding

Associate Economist, Strategy and Competition at Financial Conduct Authority
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Best:

Responsiblities, looking at big picture problems. Value for money focus instead of profit motive.

Worst:

Governance structures can be tortuous

Associate, Markets Policy at Financial Conduct Authority
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Best:

-

Worst:

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Associate, Wholesale Supervision at Financial Conduct Authority
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Best:

- Reasonable work/life balance.
- Good training opportunities and focus on development.
- Good opportunities to take responsibility.

Worst:

- Bureaucratic.
- Poor IT systems.

Associate, Enforcement & Market Oversight at Financial Conduct Authority
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Best:

Impressive diversity in comparison to other places I have worked. Important work regularly in the news.

Worst:

Offices are not the most exciting places even if the work is interesting.

Financial Conduct Authority
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Best:

Work culture is friendly and not as pressured (as is the norm for the location and the industry we regulate).

Worst:

Not in my particular area but a lot of complaining about red tape, bureaucracy etc but this is to be expected in a government body regulating such a large and high worth industry for the sake of compliance and transparency

Associate, Finance at Financial Conduct Authority
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Best:

Scope of remit.

Worst:

Slow to adapt to industry change.

Associate, Supervision – Investment, Wholesale and Specialists at Financial Conduct Authority
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Best:

Covers a large range of sectors, is well respected and does really interesting work.

Worst:

Bureaucratic, uncompetitive salary post graduate level, lack of fluid progression system

Financial Conduct Authority
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Best:

Range of knowledge in the building, lots of passion, most people very clever

Worst:

Huge organisation, so it's difficult to make changes - too much bureaucracy, oppressive, suffocating

Financial Conduct Authority
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Best:

The FCA looks after its people really well - the flexible benefits are great, as are the policies on, for example, maternity and paternity leave.

Worst:

Can be slow moving

Associate, Enforcement at Financial Conduct Authority
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Best:

Very friendly place to work with great work life balance.

Worst:

The amount of procedure and bureaucracy

Associate, Enforcement at Financial Conduct Authority
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Best:

Do a public service, great work/life balance, high-profile work

Worst:

Red tape, silos

Associate, Consumer Credit Supervision at Financial Conduct Authority
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Best:

Ability to move around teams and departments

Worst:

HR is not supportive and often act as a roadblock if you want to do anything that doesn't align with what they want.

Financial Conduct Authority
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Best:

The work at the FCA is dynamic and engaging. You feel like we are making a positive contribution to society.

Staff are warm and friendly.

The work/life balance is one of the big boons of working here - generally you will need to work 9-5 or equivalent hours. Occasionally when there is a big piece of work on, you may need to work later. But the expectation is to work a 35 hour week.

Worst:

By dint of being a public body, the FCA has to be thrifty with resources, which means that technology and other facilities can be dated.

There are many layers of sign off on work which can be both frustrating and tiring.

The quality of management is inconsistent, and FCA can be slow to tackle underperformance.

Associate, at Financial Conduct Authority
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Best:

National influence

Worst:

Sometimes overcomplicate decisions

Associate, Business and Technology Solutions at Financial Conduct Authority
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Best:

Not client-driven

Worst:

Bonuses and pay-raises are hard to come by.

Associate, Enforcement at Financial Conduct Authority
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Best:

Training opportunities
Work is genuinely interesting and has an impact

, at Financial Conduct Authority
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Best:

The attitude of its workforce - people want to make a difference and take pride in their work.

Worst:

Reactive complacency, and a risk averse/ bureaucratic ethos.

Senior Associate, Business Partnership at Financial Conduct Authority
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Best:

Good Canteen.
Good place to work for work-life balance.

Worst:

Hot-desking.

Associate Market Policy, Policy at Financial Conduct Authority
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Best:

The FCA is very supportive, especially on the graduate scheme there are unlimited support networks for you.

Worst:

One mandatory part of the graduate scheme includes doing a community outreach project. You are put in teams and as will every team project (even at the professional level) there are slackers. While it is very rewarding to reach out to the community and help those less fortunate. It can be difficult to have the community outreach project as well as your day job.

Associate, Banking and Payments Policy at Financial Conduct Authority
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Best:

The FCA's culture is diverse, gives responsibility and is very good on work/life balance and wellbeing.

Worst:

Progression issues - the FCA has a very flat structure and so progression may take longer periods of time than elsewhere. Of-course the other side of the coin is that you are given jobs with high levels of responsibility and very senior members of the company are approachable.

Associate, Strategy & Competition at Financial Conduct Authority
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Best:

Work/life balance and responsibility

Worst:

Pay and career progression

Associate, Enforcement at Financial Conduct Authority
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Best:

Never worked in such a big company I appreciate the structure in place to deal with new people and the amount of training provided is amazing

Worst:

Again, the down side of a massive company is that you are easily swallowed by the immensity of everything( number of colleagues, rooms, floors)

, at Financial Conduct Authority
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Best:

culture, exposure, diversity, meaningful work

Worst:

bureaucracy, slow career progression, pay

Senior Associate, at Financial Conduct Authority
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Best:

The collegiate and supportive atmosphere, great exposure to stakeholders at various seniority levels, importance of community work

Worst:

Systems - not always working properly

Associate, Enforcement at Financial Conduct Authority
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Best:

Important work, great working hours, good pay

Worst:

Overly bureaucratic, some departments characterised by mundane work, hard to progress internally above senior associate

Associate, Markets Policy at Financial Conduct Authority
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Best:

Moral, World Leader, Diverse, Full of Opportunity, Friendly Staff/Culture.

Worst:

Bureaucratic, Top heavy decision making, a lack of communication between certain teams.

Wholesale Banking Supervisor, Wholsale Banking Supervision at Financial Conduct Authority
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Best:

The people.

Worst:

The move to Stratford.

Associate, Ring-Fencing at Financial Conduct Authority
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