A career in Supervision offers an overview of a wide range of businesses providing financial products and services in the UK. We protect customers and the integrity of the market by making sure firms work ethically and to the highest standards. We monitor firms entering our industry and work in areas as diverse as financial crime, event supervision, client assets and prudential regulation.
Applications for our 2017 Supervision programmes are now closed.
The Supervision Pathway will give you an introduction to the complete range of financial markets and will provide you with access to a broad range of technical development opportunities that are critical to being an effective supervisor and enable your career progression at the FCA.
Supervision - Wholesale, Investments & Specialist
The Investment, Wholesale and Specialists team supervises producers and distributors of financial products, such as asset managers or investment banks. Our people here also oversee both the buy-side activities of investment managers and the sell-side and trading activities of investment banks and markets.
Supervision - Retail & Authorisations
Within Supervision, the Retail and Authorisations team supervises, authorises and registers all firms and individuals operating in the regulated financial services sector. They specialise in three areas: retail banking, retail lending and general insurance and protection. These areas include everything from mobile phone insurance to pay day loans, and mortgages to health cover.
What you'll do
Supervision is a varied programme that could see you working with trade bodies and advisers to predict future risks. Equally, you could be reviewing and assessing individuals looking to work in financial services, or providing specialist support to the wider organisation in managing financial crime. Wherever you specialise, you can look forward to representing us to external executives and CEOs. It’s an unparalleled level of exposure – you’ll have the opportunity to influence the most senior minds in financial services.
What you'll need
In Supervision, you’ll need to be decisive, analytical, influential and persuasive. Confidence and professionalism are vital qualities because you’ll be building relationships with some of the most senior leaders in financial services. Curiosity about governance and a sharp strategic mind are essential.