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Digital Technology Solutions Apprentice with The Financial Conduct Authority

Financial Conduct Authority
Are you looking to launch your Digital Technology career within the financial services industry? The FCA are seeking Digital Technology Solutions Apprentices to complete the Level 6 Digital Technology Solutions degree, whilst completing the qualification they will work amongst experts in their busy head office. The ideal candidate will have great math skills and an inquisitive mind-set.

Financial Conduct Authority - Employer

There are few jobs where you can make a real difference to the 2 million people who work in the UK Financial Services industry, the 40 million consumers of financial products and the stability of our economy as a whole.

From regulating Consumer Credit to driving action on Foreign Exchange manipulation or helping strengthen accountability in the banking sector, the FCA is working with the industry to protect consumers, ensure the integrity of the UK financial system and promote fair and effective competition. Our remit has expanded significantly since our creation in 2013, with the number of firms we regulate growing from 23,000 to over 56,000. We oversee conduct across the full span of the financial sector from global investment banks to high street payday lenders, and are now preparing to implement a new strategy that will sharpen our focus to face the regulatory challenges ahead.

Financial Conduct Authority


48 Months

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Job Summary

GBP Competitive
New Vacancy
Financial Conduct Authority

Detailed Job Description

For this programme there are roles available in the Markets Policy team and General Insurance Sector team.

The key responsibilities of the post holder will be:

  • Create and use data analysis primarily driven by Tableau reports, to identify trends
  • Using existing sources of data, bring new perspectives to discrete portfolios of firms

You will be working alongside, supporting and learning from specialists in financial market quantitative analysis. You will be helping to extract and clean raw data from big data sets, in some cases billions of data points, and to develop and apply the programming/coding required to produce effective and rigorous analytical input into the team’s work. You will also have the opportunity to help prepare the final papers setting out our analysis for both internal stakeholders and external publication.

You will benefit from:

  • High degree of responsibility and empowerment, making important decisions (with appropriate support from colleagues)
  • A unique insight into the workings of the sector
  • An opportunity to contribute to and influence the FCA’s supervisory strategy and interaction with GI firms
  • Access to training and support available for this role (including from experienced GI sector colleagues)
  • An opportunity to work with colleagues across the FCA (and PRA where applicable)
  • An opportunity to gain a good working knowledge of Access, Excel and other Business Intelligence (BI) systems
  • The ability to support and maintain an existing BI environment, which has been documented in its BAU state (based on Tableau, Excel and Access)

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

  • Minimum of 2 A-Levels at grade C
  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs A*-C (4-9) including Maths and English or equivalent qualifications

Skills required

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Packages
  • Basic/novice familiarity with programming languages, such as Python or R, and ideally some practical experience in using them

Personal Qualities

  • Aptitude for computing and experience in working with data
  • Good maths skills
  • Inquisitive mindset and interest in finding out what’s really driving a phenomenon
  • Strong interest in/desire to learn about wholesale financial/capital markets and how we regulate them
  • Strong team-working approach
  • Good written and oral communication skills

What does a typical placement look like

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Packages
  • Basic/novice familiarity with programming languages, such as Python or R, and ideally some practical experience in using them

What you should wear

  • Minimum of 2 A-Levels at grade C
  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs A*-C (4-9) including Maths and English or equivalent qualifications

Future prospects

Apprentices who successfully complete their professional qualification and apprenticeship programme will be considered for a permanent role within the FCA.

Additional Information

Training provided

As a Digital Technology Apprentice with BPP, you will complete the Digital Technology Solutions Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship. Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship you will achieve the BSc (Hons) in Digital and Technology Solutions.

The completion of the qualification will take place in the workplace via an online platform with tutor support.

Please ensure that you apply for the position as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. The closing date is a rough guideline as to when an advert will close. The advert may close before the given closing date if the employer has filled the position(s).

BPP Professional Apprenticeships - Learning Provider

BPP is one of the UK’s largest providers of professional apprenticeship training. They work closely with some of the UK’s leading employers including RBS, EY and Starbucks to create unique opportunities for apprentices.

For more information about this vacancy please contact BPP Professional Apprenticeships on 0203 131 5165 or email: (Ref ID:99822)
BPP Professional Apprenticeships

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