Change Graduate Programme 2024

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At the FCA, we regulate the conduct of nearly 50,000 businesses in the UK to ensure that our financial markets are honest, competitive and fair.  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 graduates to join our diverse and highly capable teams across the FCA 

About the programme

Programme length

  • Two years 

Programme type

  • Rotational 

The Change Directorate provides project delivery and change expertise to deliver complex change within the FCA. There are many diverse teams within the division, from those who work with our business functions to understand more about what changes are required, to those who plan and structure the change and keep it safe through its delivery and to those who ensure it is embedded within the organisation. This is a great opportunity to help manage the impact of change on the FCA and its processes and people.  

The Change Directorate are responsible for planning change, and providing a pragmatic and collaborative approach to delivery.  Joining the Change Directorate offers you the opportunity to work across a range of disciplines within Change including Project Management, Portfolio Management, Business Change and Business Analysis. As part of the graduate programme you’ll have the opportunity to specialise in a Change discipline and work towards gaining relevant qualifications/accreditations. 

As well as working closely with our business colleagues, you will also collaborate with our Architecture and Technology Communities for delivery of projects which include IT and system development and change. These communities provide the strategic direction and operational management of our IT systems, as well as the capabilities that design and deliver technical solutions. 

Learning and development

As a graduate in Change you’ll complete the training pathway through our training Academy, which will equip you with all the skills you need. You will have rotations of six months and, in your last rotation, you will have chosen your community of practice to specialise in and commence the relevant qualifications. 

What we look for

Our staff have diverse backgrounds, and no specific degree stands out as being essential, but you should be passionate about change, customer-focused and commercially minded. Within your degree, your hobbies or any form of internship work, volunteering or personal experiences, you may have managed an event or small project, supported or led others through solving a problem or resolving a conflict. You will need strong communication skills and an analytical mind and be confident working as part of a team and managing deadlines. 

What we offer

We’re committed to making the FCA a great place to work. We do this by: 

  • Providing a rewarding environment, recognising that our people are motivated by meaningful work 
  • Maintaining a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, allowing people to develop and progress without barriers 
  • Looking after the well-being of our people, ensuring that they are safe and well and appropriately cared for 
  • Promoting an environment in which people are valued and respected 

Beyond this, we offer all our graduates a competitive range of benefits, including:   

  • Base salary of £36,000   
  • Flexible working options 
  • Private health care 
  • Career and family leave  
  • Non-contributory pension 
  • Charity and volunteering initiatives  
  • Minimum of 25 days’ holiday  
  • Sports and social clubs  
  • Subsidised on-site fitness centre (London only)  
  • Free eye tests  
  • Subsidised restaurant  
  • Interest-free season ticket loans.   

Please note

  • We only accept ONE application per person for our 2024 programmes, therefore, please apply to your first-choice programme. Any additional applications will not be progressed. 
  • For the 2024 Change Graduate Programme, submit your online application by Sunday 10th December 2023. However, we recruit on a rolling basis and therefore encourage early applications. 
  • Applicants must have obtained or be on track to achieve a minimum 2:1 degree from any university. 
  • Applicants for the 2024 graduate programmes must have graduated or be in their final year of study. 
  • Your application and any work you submit throughout the recruitment process must be all your own. You will not allow another person to complete any parts of the assessment nor submit responses provided or generated by an AI assistant or other similar software.  
DEADLINE 12th December 2023