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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?


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.


HR intentionally miss-sells the flexibility of the scheme particularly in relation to external secondments where during the early application stages graduates who have gone to places like New York are discussed regularly however as the scheme goes on any hopes to do an international secondment are dashed. You are also limited on you internal rotations with little consideration given to your long term career progression. The scheme is continually edited based on little to no feedback from the grads which means that even though the process of rotating graduates is seemingly simple it is consistently chaotic with graduates being left in the dark.

Also as a financial regulator we are moving away from the financial centre of the UK (to Stratford) for no discernible reason.

What is the annual salary for this role?

Starting salary: £33,000 - £35,000

Current salary: £37,000 - £39,000

What hours do you actually work, on average?

Start: 08:30

Finish: 18:00

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