Economics Graduate Programme 2024
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
- Two years
Our Economics team provide rigorous economic thinking, research, analysis and advice to help the FCA deliver on its strategic objective of making financial services markets work well.
Joining this collaborative and friendly department, you’ll have the chance to work on a variety of projects and will be involved in drafting reports, presenting your analysis and providing support to the wider organisation. You’ll be working on market studies, conducting cost benefit assessments and evaluations and carrying out economic research on the markets we regulate. While the majority of the work will be internally focused, there will also be opportunities to engage with firms and our external partners.
This is a great opportunity to make a real difference to consumers’ lives by guiding future FCA policy decisions, evaluating previous decisions and ensuring we meet our objectives as a regulator.
Learning and development
As a graduate in Economics, you’ll complete the training pathway through our training Academy which will equip you with all the technical skills and business understanding you need for a career with us.
We’re keen for our graduates to develop and grow during their time, so we’ll pay for you to undertake a fully-funded MSc in Economics at Queen Mary University London with part-time study over 2 years, if you don’t already have a Masters.
What we look for
- A degree related to economics is essential.
- You’ll want to develop your economic analysis skills.
- You’ll have a keen interest in the financial markets the FCA regulates and be looking to deepen your understanding of how those markets function.
- You’ll be a great team player – collaborative and proactive – and have a talent for working with others in both formal and informal teams.
- The ability to communicate complex issues succinctly, provide compelling advice and challenge others, is a must.
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.
- 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 Economics Graduate Programme, submit your online application by Sunday 12th November 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.