time type: Full time
job requisition id: JR0008329
We offer you the chance to start your career and make a real difference.
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 summer interns to join our diverse and highly capable teams across the FCA.
ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP
Financial services regulation is constantly changing, impacting the way in which we regulate. To support this, we deliver a large and varied portfolio of change programmes, implementing new regulatory directives and the required information technology services. If you join the Technology and Change Summer Internship you’ll support colleagues to help manage the impact of such change on the organisation, its processes and people. You’ll be aligned to one of our three Communities of Practice; Architecture and Operations, Change or Technology Delivery where you could be involved with the following work:
Architecture and Operations:
– Supporting the planning and prioritisation of the strategic change portfolio
– Coordinating design governance forums
– Developing investment cases for future projects
– Workforce planning and resource coordination
– Working on projects or programmes, gaining insight into how change is delivered at the FCA
– Work within a change specialism, supporting the change lead in their day-to-day management
– Supporting the leadership within the Change Community to roll out community initiatives
– Working on technology-based products, gaining insight into how technology is delivered at the FCA
– Gaining an understanding as to how products are managed, monitored and maintained across the lifecycle
– Supporting the roll out of technology initiatives, such as publication of agile methodologies, or facilitating sprints in developing best-practice recommendations
– Gaining insight into how technology is delivered within the FCA using an Agile Product model
At the end of the internship you’ll have gained experience in your chosen area of Technology and Change and experienced working with diverse groups of stakeholders to solve real-world business problems. And, if you’re successful, you could be offered a place on our Graduate Programme in 2024.
WHAT WE LOOK FOR
To be eligible, you’ll be in your penultimate year at university and on course for a 2:1 degree or above. Whilst we’re flexible about your type of degree, you’ll need to demonstrate a passion for technology and change.
Throughout the internship you’ll gain exposure to a wide variety of business areas working to ensure the solutions to complex business problems drive change and support the FCA’s mission. You’ll need to be analytical, commercially minded and customer-focused to thrive in this dynamic environment. And, as the challenges are multi-faceted, working collaboratively across teams is a must.
WHAT WE OFFER
We’re committed to making the FCA a great place to work. We do this by:
At the FCA you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference. We offer all our summer interns:
We work to ensure financial markets work well for individuals, for businesses and for the economy as a whole.
We do this by:
– regulating the conduct of approximately 50,000 businesses
– prudentially supervising 48,000 firms
– setting specific standards for around 18,000 firms
We were set up on 1 April 2013, taking over conduct and relevant prudential regulation from the Financial Services Authority (FSA).
Our Head Office is based in London, and we work across the UK, from our office in Edinburgh and via colleagues in Belfast and Cardiff.
Firms and individuals must be authorised or registered by us to carry out certain activities. Before we grant authorisation, firms must demonstrate that they meet a range of requirements. We then supervise these firms to make sure they continue to meet our standards and rules after they’re authorised. If firms and individuals fail to meet these standards, we have a range of enforcement powers we can use.
We work alongside the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), the prudential regulator of around 1,500 banks, building societies, credit unions, insurers and major investment firms.