Risk, Regulation and Compliance Graduate Programme


Why choose the Risk, Regulation and Compliance Graduate Programme at FDM?

As a Risk, Regulation and Compliance (RRC) consultant, you will become the first line of defence for a business, helping to ensure the company remains safe from exposure to criminal activity and compliant with regulating authorities. You will become an expert in conducting client due diligence, also known as Know Your Customer (KYC), monitoring and reporting transactions to regulators and delivering challenging remediation or ‘clean-up’ projects under tight deadlines.

The Risk, Regulation and Compliance Graduate Programme offers you the opportunity to launch your career in a role that helps keep a business and its customers safe. You will benefit from our expert training programme, as well as placements working on-site with our prestigious clients as an RRC consultant.

At FDM, we provide a number of support and development initiatives to help you throughout your journey with us. Find out more information about our support network.

What you’ll do on the Risk, Regulation and Compliance Graduate Programme at FDM

You will receive training in Data Visualisation, Excel and Business Analysis before going on to learn about managing risk, understanding key regulations and their impact on finance and the wider commercial sector. You will also learn about the many challenges businesses face maintaining compliance with a multitude of regulations in order to operate.

You will have the opportunity to work on a number of challenging projects and presentations to reflect real-life events, such as anti-financial crime scenarios, KYC exercises and transaction monitoring reports.

Once you have completed training, you will begin your placement working on-site where you will engage across a broad range of roles that require solid understanding of business needs and communicate with stakeholders of different seniority levels across the business.

Key skills for an RRC consultant

  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Inquisitive
  • Appreciation for business
  • Skilful with people
  • Able to propose own ideas
  • Attention to detail
  • Takes pride in the accuracy and quality of their work
  • Team player

Risk, Regulation and Compliance career prospects

Following a career in RRC will give you the option to pursue a number of specialist roles in the industry. Likewise, you will have countless opportunities for professional progression.

With the high-level skills and experience you will gain as an RRC consultant, you will have everything you need to branch out to more specific streams, such as:

  • Due Diligence Officer
  • Financial Crime Risk Manager
  • Regulatory Reporting Officer

This could then see you reaching more senior roles and becoming a successful:

  • Senior Due Diligence Officer
  • Head of Regulatory Reporting
  • Transformation Lead

What our consultants say

Jack Donnelly

Jack Donnelly

KYC Analyst at Deutsche Bank Ireland

Newcastle University

“My main responsibilities are the management of clients in the UAE and Qatar as well as Risk Management and Compliance focusing on Terrorist Financing and Money Laundering within Commercial Investment Banking. FDM gave me the opportunity to move abroad and work in Dublin, which has been a fantastic experience.”

Deepanshu Nambiar

Deepanshu Nambiar

Due Diligence Officer at Alexander Mann

Solutions, Brunel University

“It’s great working in an environment where the systems and processes are constantly evolving to adapt with customer, regulatory or industry requirements. My day-to-day responsibilities include reviewing account information, identifying ultimate beneficial ownership, sanctions and adverse media screening and escalating any risk elevating factors to the financial security team. I feel I have made a huge impact to the company.”

Akash Nakrani

Akash Nakrani

Alumnus

University of Westminster

“As part of my role, I am responsible on a daily basis for settlement management in up to eight markets for Global Equities and Fixed Income. I really enjoy my role and have become a fully-fledged member of the team. It’s been really great having the opportunity to develop my skills and gain experience in the industry I am so passionate about.”

Do you qualify for the programme?

If you’re an inquisitive thinker with a real interest in business and thirst for knowledge, then the FDM Risk Regulation and Compliance Graduate Programme could be just the opportunity for you. We don’t expect you to have any prior experience and we accept candidates from all universities with a degree in any subject.

We do ask that you are:

  • Educated to degree level (2:2 or higher)
  • Passionate about a career in IT and business
  • Eligible to work in the UK or EU
  • An excellent communicator
  • Geographically flexible within the UK
  • Able to support yourself financially during the training period
  • Able to commit to the full 2-year graduate careers programme

Application process

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Apply online

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Simply submit your application and CV here to kick-start your FDM journey.

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Telephone interview

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Telephone interview

A member of the FDM recruitment team will call you to discuss the programme and your career goals. This is also a great opportunity for you to ask us any questions you might have and get a feel for FDM. Check out our top tips for a telephone interview

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Video interview

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During the video interview, we will ask you a few questions to find out more about you and your career goals. This can be completed from your computer, tablet or mobile phone. You can find our top tips on how to ace this stage of the interview on our blog.

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Online tests

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Online tests

Here you will undertake numerical, verbal reasoning and IT aptitude tests to assess your skill sets, so we can make sure you are aligned to a role that matches your strengths.

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Final stage interview

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Final stage interview

This is your chance to meet the other graduates you could be training with and find out more about the programme. The interview will be a strength-based interview and will focus on your ability and potential rather than previous experience.

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Support and Development

Our support and development initiatives are catered to help you at every stage of your journey, from graduate to Risk, Regulation and Compliance Analyst.

Wellbeing
Programme

Wellbeing
Programme
Our online wellbeing portal provides a range of helpful resources, including professional guidance and advice. Consultants also have support from Wellbeing Ambassadors throughout the FDM community.

Consultant
Experience Partners

Consultant
Experience Partners
Consultants can receive support and career guidance from Consultant Experience Partners while working
on-site with our clients.

Mentoring
Programme

Mentoring
Programme
FDM partners consultants with mentors based on their career aspirations and helps build long term professional development opportunities.

Online Learning and
Development Programme

Online Learning and
Development Programme
Virtual training, webinars and discussions are available to consultants, as well as e-learning platforms, including LinkedIn Learning and Intuition Know-How.

Consultant
Peer Support

Consultant
Peer Support
Our Consultant Peer Support (CPS) Programme introduces new FDMers to those already working on-site, to help them settle into their new role.

FDM
Networks

FDM
Networks
FDM Staff Networks are designed to offer a group for discussion around shared characteristics. They are employee-led and provide support for those in the community.

Employee
Recognition Awards

Employee
Recognition Awards
FDM are proud of our consultants’ achievements. We celebrate with company awards, including ‘Consultant of the Month’ and ‘Consultant of the Year’.

Consultant
Collaboration Platform

Consultant
Collaboration Platform
Our Consultant Collaboration Platform keeps FDM employees connected; they can socialise with each other and access helpful resources to aid learning and development.

Consultant
Experience Events

Consultant
Experience Events
We host monthly virtual events to help keep us all connected and make sure everyone feels involved in the FDM community.

Employee
Engagement Surveys

Employee
Engagement Surveys
Our partner, Inpulse, helps us create employee surveys, which enable us to gain a better understanding of our people’s views and help us take positive action to accommodate their needs.

CEO
Communications

CEO
Communications
Our CEO, Rod Flavell, keeps us
up to date regularly through LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

Check out #RodsRoundUp videos to find out more.

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