Find out what we look for in candidates, learn about the wide range of benefits available to our employees and access resources to support your application.
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What we look for
We’re not just looking for people with a background in financial services – we recruit candidates from a wide range of professions, from economists to lawyers, finance to HR, IT to communications and beyond.
Our people look at situations with an open mind. They seek different perspectives to exercise sound judgement, helping us become a more innovative, assertive and adaptive regulator.
Our fantastic range of benefits is available to all FCA and PSR employees.
- Career and family leave provisions
- We operate a hybrid model where employees work a minimum of 40% in the office each month (50% for senior leaders)
Health and wellbeing
- A reflection and multi-faith room
- Charity and volunteering initiatives (up to 6 days per year)
- Free eye tests
- Sports and social clubs
Security and protection
- A non-contributory pension contribution (ranging from 8% to 12%)
Reward and recognition
- Performance-related pay increases
- Recognition award – a monetary award that celebrates individuals or teams who are role models for our values
- FCA Academy
- New joiner learning plan
- People manager support
- Professional and external development
- A minimum of 25 days' holiday (up to 30 depending on your grade with the ability to salary sacrifice holiday entitlement in addition to the normal bank holidays)
- Interest-free season ticket loans
- A subsidised on-site fitness centre (London only)
- A subsidised restaurant and coffee bar
Read more about what it's like to work here.
Our recruitment process
Preparing for your interview
We use a structured, competency-based approach to interviews to help us assess each candidate's capabilities.
This means we'll ask you questions about your career history and motivation, our values and core skills and technical questions related to the role you're applying for.
Interviews can be a daunting experience. It's important to us that you feel supported and given the opportunity to perform at your best. To help, here are some tips.
Get to know us
Take some time to get to know our objectives and how we work.
You should also:
- review your CV and be ready to talk about your previous experience and transferable skills
- think about what questions you'd like to ask at the end of the interview
Use the STAR model to structure your responses
When answering our questions, we want you to explain how you handled a situation and worked through problems to reach a successful outcome. Give compelling, concrete examples with detailed information to back it up.
We recommend structuring your responses with the STAR method, which helps you create an easy-to-follow story with a clear conflict and resolution.
Interviews are a great opportunity for you to showcase what you’re good at and the things you have done to demonstrate your strengths and abilities. You should be ready to talk about why you're the right person for the role and what will make you a great addition to the team.
Don’t be afraid to talk about your development areas too. Everyone has areas that they need to work on, and if your application is successful these areas can be built into your development plan.