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Financial Conduct Authority

Data Science Summer Internship

Data Science Summer Internship

1. About us

At the FCA, we’re creating a fair and more resilient financial system. We’re establishing more transparent relationships between financial services and their customers, building trust in financial markets and protecting vulnerable customers.

Our ambition is to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the society we serve, helping us to be a better regulator. We’re looking for individuals from all backgrounds who subscribe to our values and want to make a difference.

If our Data Science Summer Internship sounds right for you, we’d be delighted to hear from you.

2. About the internship

Length: 10 weeks

If you join our Data Science Graduate Internship you’ll work with our Advanced Analytics function which leads the development and application of data science at the FCA. Its principle objective is delivering business value through the use of pioneering techniques.

You’ll support our data scientists on projects and help deliver innovative solutions to solve challenging problems. For example, you could be deploying machine learning to build classifiers to support decision making. Or, implementing natural language processing to automate document analysis and utilising network analytics to identify transaction patterns.

At the end of the internship you’ll have gained experience in both data science and financial services, working with diverse groups of stakeholders to solve real-world business problems.

And, if you’re successful, you could be offered a place on our Data Science Graduate Programme in 2020.

3. What we look for

If you’re on course for a 2.1 in a quantitative degree

  • have experience working with data
  • can code in Python or R
  • have proven analytical and problem-solving skills
  • are a team player
  • can communicate complex information in a clear and simple manner

then we want to hear from you.

4. What we offer

At the FCA you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference. We offer all our summer interns a competitive range of benefits, including:

  • a base salary of £24,000 (pro-rata)
  • a subsidised on-site fitness centre
  • a subsidised restaurant
  • charity and volunteering initiatives

We’re proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 employer and we were recently awarded “Employer of the Year” at the Women in Finance awards. We’re also signatories of the #NoBystanders pledge and Disability Confident scheme, which guarantees disabled people an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for a job vacancy.

We value the views of our people and listening to them is central to our success. This is why our staff network groups play such a significant role. They shape the environment we work in, the way we interact with one another and the way that we make our decisions.

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