Early careers

We're looking for graduates, apprentices and interns to join our early careers programmes.

If you join us, you’ll gain valuable experience and develop expert knowledge, helping you build the career you want whilst making a real difference for consumers of financial services across the UK.  Shape your future, and shape the future of financial services – join the FCA.

Whether your interests lie in Data and Technology, Financial Regulation, Operations, Risk and Compliance or Economics we will support you to grow your expertise in your chosen field.

Our programmes

Find out about our graduate, apprenticeship and summer internship opportunities. If you become a graduate or apprentice, you'll also gain access to our fantastic range of staff benefits.

How to apply

When you apply to one of our programmes, you'll go through the combination of tests and interviews below.

Please note, this is the application process for our graduate and summer intern programmes. Applications for apprenticeships don't open until Spring 2024, so watch this space.

Our partnership with EmployAbility

We're committed to ensuring that candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds have an equal opportunity to succeed when applying to our programmes. Hear about how we do this through our partnership with EmployAbility in the video below.

What the FCA does well is the balance – giving you responsibility but also supporting you.

Ellie McCormack – Supervision, Policy & Competition Graduate

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