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 interns to join our diverse and highly capable teams across the FCA.
ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP
Length: 10 weeks
In Data, Technology & Innovation (DTI), we are transforming the way the FCA analyses and uses the data, intelligence and information we receive so that we can spot harm and act sooner, enabling us to more effectively regulate the firms we oversee.
If you join our Data Science Summer Internship, you’ll work with our Advanced Analytics team leading the development and application of data science at the FCA. Advanced Analytics deliver business value through the use of pioneering techniques.
You’ll support our data scientists on projects and help deliver innovative solutions to solve challenging problems. For example, you could be deploying machine learning to build classifiers to support decision making. Or, implementing natural language processing to automate document analysis and utilising network analytics to identify transaction patterns.
At the end of the internship, you’ll have gained experience in both data science and financial services, 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 2023 Graduate Programme.
WHAT WE LOOK FOR
– on course for a 2.1 in a quantitative degree
– have experience working with data
– have proven analytical and problem-solving skills
– are a team player
– can communicate complex information in a clear and simple manner then we want to hear from you
– can code in Python or R is useful for the Data Science stream.
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:
About The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulates the conduct of nearly 60,000 businesses. We aim to make sure that financial markets work well so that consumers get a fair deal.
We want consumers to have access to financial services products that meet their needs, from firms they can trust.
To support this, we deliver our work through three objectives:
• To secure an appropriate degree of protection for consumers
• To protect and enhance the integrity of the UK financial system
• To promote effective competition in the interests of consumers.
We are accountable to the Treasury – which is responsible for the UK’s financial system – and Parliament. However, we’re an independent body and we do not receive any funding from the Government. We are funded entirely by the firms that we regulate.
The FCA is proud to be ranked on Glassdoor as a top 10 UK company for work/life balance. With us, you will find opportunities to make a difference on a national scale, and develop skills and insights that you wouldn’t find anywhere else. Visit https://www.fca.org.uk/careers to discover our latest opportunities.
The FCA is one of the UK’s two financial regulators, together with the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA).