What is The Financial Conduct Authority?

The Financial Conduct Authority is one of the UK’s top financial service regulators. They ensure that financial services such as banks and firms are operating as they should, maintaining fairness, honesty and integrity. The FCA plays a huge role in securing the futures of many people whom rely on financial services. 

Key areas of focus:

  • Enforcement
  • Credit Authorisation and
  • Supervision

Opportunities with the FCA

Graduate Programmes

Graduate programmes at the FCA are extensive, lasting two and a half years. During your time on them, you’ll not only learn about various aspects of the FCA, you will also get the chance to put this knowledge into practice by doing an industry placement in year 2.

Programmes available include:


FCA Spring Week
FCA Spring Week with Visible Women is a burst of inspiration for young women  who are thinking of going into a finance career. During the course of a week you’ll get to hear first-hand knowledge of what it’s like for women in the industry and learn about the paths you can take. You will spend a week at their Canary Wharf offices developing new skills, networking and getting an exclusive peak into what it means to work there.

You will also get helpful tips to secure their summer or graduate internship.
The internship takes place in spring each year, usually in early April.

We take applications from students who are:

  • From a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background
  • Predicted at least a 2.1 in their degree or equivalent
  • First-year undergraduates

Interested in applying to the next Spring Week? Apply here.


FCA apprenticeships offer a 14-18 month opportunity to take part in key aspects of their day-to-day work, develop new skills and gain an industry leading qualification while you earn.


The FCA take applications from students who are:

  • From a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background
  • 5 GCSEs (A-C) and 2 A-Levels.


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