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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.
Our Risk, Regulation and Compliance graduate scheme 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 accredited 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.
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What you’ll do on the Risk, Regulation and Compliance Graduate Programme at FDM
Throughout our Risk, Regulation and Compliance graduate scheme, 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
- 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
FX Trade Support
My day-to-day job is helping parts of the business involved in trading currencies to ensure that they follow risk requirements and function in the best interests of the firm and clients. My role involves a great deal of attention to detail and a sensitivity towards both the markets and the needs of the business. I have found learning about the Foreign Exchange Markets and products fascinating
UK Ops Transformation Finance PMO
Solutions, Brunel University
My main goal after graduating was to find an organisation that would give me purpose in my role and value my contributions. The network built around you at FDM is really what made me want to join, and I haven’t looked back since. My current position is a hybrid BA/PMO role, straddling two incredible teams, the UK Operations Transformation Team and the Global Ops Transformation Finance Team.
Business Analyst / Project Manager
Nottingham Trent University
Today I work as a Business Analyst / Project Manager on a global rollout and my day-to-day responsibilities consists of communicating and liaising with senior stakeholders in all regions of the world to understand their current processes and transition them to a new system and processes, whilst reporting on progress to senior members of the bank to ensure we meet deadlines set.
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
- An excellent communicator
- Able to commit to the full 2-year graduate careers programme
- Eligible to work in the UK
Simply submit your application and CV here to kick-start your FDM journey.
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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