Financial Conduct Authority

Enforcement and Market Oversight Graduate Programme

As the regulator of the biggest financial market in Europe and the second largest in the world, we have an unparalleled outlook on the financial sector. We use that aerial view to work with our international counterparts to influence global regulations and contribute to helping keep economies stable and sustainable. Ultimately, we make sure the financial sector acts with integrity and fairness. We make a difference. And so can you.

A career in Enforcement and Market Oversight is one that makes a difference. By investigating and bringing enforcement action on behalf of the FCA, we make it clear that there are real consequences for those who do not meet our standards.

As a Graduate Forensic Investigator in Enforcement, you’ll investigate and tackle the most serious regulatory breaches and incidents in financial services. The work you do will be varied, challenging and interesting, and you can expect to gain an understanding of our legal framework as you contribute on high-profile cases.

Market Oversight graduates will be involved in the full range of regulatory and operational activities. That could mean negotiating our local and international policy positions, reviewing IPO documents and carrying out supervisory visits. You could even take part in a raid as part of a live investigation or force a company to make an announcement relating to inside information leaks.

Enforcement and Market Oversight is a vibrant and exciting place to develop your skills and knowledge. Whether you’re analysing evidence and preparing cases for settlement, or developing your understanding of our directorate and presenting your findings to key decision makers, you’ll grow through on the job training and exposure to a variety of work. You’ll also take on internal and external secondments that will deepen your insight of sectors, regulations and legislation.

You’ll be

  • Enforcement: legally minded
  • Market Oversight: numerate
  • good at drafting documentation
  • able to build relationships
  • decisive
  • analytical
  • influential and persuasive
  • confident.

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