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The following is a Graduate Review for Financial Conduct Authority.

Financial Conduct Authority scores 3.6/5 based on 225 reviews.

All reviews are based exclusively on results of feedback from employees from Financial Conduct Authority. Employees are asked to rate Financial Conduct Authority on a wide range of work place topics, which is broken down through star ratings on the right hand side.

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What are the Best and Worst things about your job?

Best

Analysing documents to pinpoint key facts which might help our case (or alert the case team to undermining material)
Helping to draft Warning Notices which detail our argument against a firm/individual
Work/Life Balance is good if you manage your time well

Worst

Peaks & troughs in workload
Varying levels of interesting work - some tasks necessary but repetitive in nature
Initially reading in on cases can be tough - the subject matter can be very technical, but there are always experienced people around who can most likely answer any questions you have

What is the annual salary for this role?

Starting salary: £33,000 - £35,000

Current salary: £35,000 - £37,000

What hours do you actually work, on average?

Start: 09:15

Finish: 17:30

What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?

Draft, redraft then redraft again until it reads best
Have a logical structure to your paragraphs. Don't make your sentences too long
Do lots of practice runs of the online tests - these are widely available on the internet
Try to draw attention to your skills and how these match up with what the FCA is looking for
Try to convey your enthusiasm for the chance to work at the FCA

Do you have any interview tips?

Find out as much as possible about the FCA, the financial services industry and wider current affairs landscape
Prepare answers covering the FCA's values and their desired competencies
Stay calm and try to follow the STAR technique as a method for structuring your responses

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