Digital Technology Solutions Apprentice with The Financial Conduct Authority

12 Endeavour Square, London, E20 1JN
Competitive salary
13 May 2019
28 Jun 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
For this programme there are roles available in the Markets Policy team and General Insurance Sector team.

The key responsibilities of the post holder will be:
  • Create and use data analysis primarily driven by Tableau reports, to identify trends
  • Using existing sources of data, bring new perspectives to discrete portfolios of firms

You will be working alongside, supporting and learning from specialists in financial market quantitative analysis. You will be helping to extract and clean raw data from big data sets, in some cases billions of data points, and to develop and apply the programming/coding required to produce effective and rigorous analytical input into the team's work. You will also have the opportunity to help prepare the final papers setting out our analysis for both internal stakeholders and external publication.

You will benefit from:
  • High degree of responsibility and empowerment, making important decisions (with appropriate support from colleagues)
  • A unique insight into the workings of the sector
  • An opportunity to contribute to and influence the FCA's supervisory strategy and interaction with GI firms
  • Access to training and support available for this role (including from experienced GI sector colleagues)
  • An opportunity to work with colleagues across the FCA (and PRA where applicable)
  • An opportunity to gain a good working knowledge of Access, Excel and other Business Intelligence (BI) systems
  • The ability to support and maintain an existing BI environment, which has been documented in its BAU state (based on Tableau, Excel and Access)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Packages
  • Basic/novice familiarity with programming languages, such as Python or R, and ideally some practical experience in using them

Personal qualities

  • Aptitude for computing and experience in working with data
  • Good maths skills
  • Inquisitive mindset and interest in finding out what's really driving a phenomenon
  • Strong interest in/desire to learn about wholesale financial/capital markets and how we regulate them
  • Strong team-working approach
  • Good written and oral communication skills

Desired qualifications

  • Minimum of 2 A-Levels at grade Cor equivalent qualifications
  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs A*-C (4-9) including maths and English or equivalent qualifications

Future prospects

Apprentices who successfully complete their professional qualification and apprenticeship programme will be considered for a permanent role within the FCA.

Things to consider

Please ensure that you apply for the position as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. The closing date is a rough guideline as to when an advert will close. The advert may close before the given closing date if the employer has filled the position(s).

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

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