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Paralegal Apprentice With The Financial Conduct Authority

Financial Conduct Authority
Are you looking to launch your legal career within the financial services industry? The FCA are seeking Paralegal Apprentices to complete the Level 3 Paralegal (CILEX) qualification, whilst completing the qualification they will form part of the disclosure team and will be responsible for reviewing material in line with criminal legislation. The ideal candidate will have great communication skills and the ability work collaboratively.

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


24 Months

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Job Summary

GBP 365.40
New Vacancy
Financial Conduct Authority

Detailed Job Description

A Criminal Disclosure Unit Paralegal Apprentice will work alongside integrated teams of investigators and legal professionals to identify criminal misconduct. You will form part of the disclosure team and will be responsible for reviewing material in line with criminal legislation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing and assessing material gathered during investigations using a digital evidence management system and applying document descriptions in accordance with the requirements of the relevant criminal legislation and FCA policy.
  • Assisting in the creation of disclosure schedules of unused material in preparation for trial.
  • Assisting the disclosure team in ensuring that case files and records are accurately and efficiently maintained, including document scheduling, archiving and retrieval in line with FCA policy and procedures.
  • Drafting documents, including correspondence, memos and minutes.
  • Preparation of disclosure bundles involving timely and accurate complex document preparation including photocopying, collation, pagination, labelling and listing.
  • Maintaining and promoting effective working relationships with colleagues in other business areas and with external bodies.

As part of the apprentice programme you will benefit from:

  • Having a varied and interesting workload, dealing with a wide range of people across Enforcement and Market Oversight and the FCA.
  • Building knowledge around disclosure requirements and practices.
  • Gaining an understanding of Enforcement and Market Oversight work and its important role in achieving the FCA's goals.
  • Being part of a committed team utilising their legal and/or administrative skills in the context of interesting and high-profile criminal and dual track cases.
  • Participating in investigative and legal training.
  • Developing paralegal skills to a high standard, to enhance and develop your legal analysis and judgement skills.

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

Personal Qualities

  • Ability to analyse complex information and apply a description accurately reflecting the contents in a comprehensive and concise manner.
  • Ability to work confidently with Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to take timely decisions based on relevant analysis of information.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to deadlines, whilst maintaining accuracy.
  • Good interpersonal skills to build and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Good oral and written communications skills.
  • Continuously seeks out new and effective ways to work, and shares this with the organisation.
  • Self-motivated and able to work collaboratively as part of a team, valuing different perspectives and backgrounds, and working with other departments, divisions and teams.
  • Open to learning, challenge and change, and be flexible to undertake new tasks and responsibilities.
  • Ability to exercise own judgement where necessary and appropriate.

What does a typical placement look like

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Packages

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 Paralegal Apprentice with BPP, you will complete the Paralegal Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship. Additional learning within the apprenticeship will enable you to be awarded a Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice.

Your apprenticeship shall be delivered by a blend of online and face-to-face training and on-the-job learning.

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:99828)
BPP Professional Apprenticeships

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