2022 Data Science Graduate Programme
Apply by: 14.01.2022
We offer you the chance to start your career and make a real difference.
At the FCA, we help to protect financial consumers and make markets work well by regulating the conduct of over 59,000 businesses. 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 bright, enthusiastic and values driven graduates to join our diverse and highly capable teams across the FCA.
ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
Programme Length: Two years
Programme Type: Rotational
In Data, Technology & Innovation (DTI), we are transforming the way the FCA analyses and uses the data, intelligence and information we receive so that we can spot harm and act sooner, enabling us to more effectively regulate the firms we oversee. Our Data Science programme is one of the routes available to graduates in DTI.
Data Science Graduates will be part of our Advanced Analytics team, leading the development and application of data science at the FCA. Advanced Analytics deliver business value through pioneering data techniques.
You’ll be supporting our data scientists on projects from day one. You’ll help deliver innovative solutions to solve challenging problems, improve FCA operations and advance our ability to proactively identify harm. 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.
As you progress through the graduate programme, you’ll get the opportunity to rotate across the organisation. You’ll champion advanced analytics techniques and help departments understand how they can leverage their varied and unique data sets to unlock new insight. Working closely with stakeholders, you will shape and deliver data science projects to help resolve the department’s business problems in novel ways, delivering tangible and positive change.
At the end of the programme you’ll have gained experience in both data science and financial services, working with diverse groups of stakeholders to solve real-world business problems using data science techniques and setting you up for a future career as a data scientist.
LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT
After our induction and initial training programme you’ll be benefit from working on a variety of projects, allowing you to put your skills into practice. Experimentation and continuous learning are at the heart of what it means to be a data scientist.
Throughout your time at the FCA, you will be able to advance your capabilities through training initiatives, such as e-learning, take part in various events such as hackathons, and attend regular seminars with academics and thought leaders.
You’ll be supported by our experienced data scientists, who will mentor you throughout your time on the graduate programme.
WHAT WE LOOK FOR
- graduated or are on course for a 2.1 in a quantitative degree
- enjoy working with data
- 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.
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 £34,000
- Flexible working options
- Private health care
- Non-contributory pension
- Charity and volunteering initiatives
- Career and family leave
- 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.