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
- 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
KYC Analyst at Deutsche Bank Ireland
“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.”
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.”
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
- An excellent communicator
- Geographically flexible within the UK
- 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.
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