Why choose the Risk Management Development Program at FDM?
As a Risk and Compliance 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 Management Development Program 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 program, as well as placements working on-site with our prestigious clients in a Risk Management entry-level job.
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 Management Development Program ?
You will receive training in Data Visualization, 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 a Risk and Compliance Consultant
- Strong stakeholder management skills
- Appreciation for business
- Skillful 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 Risk and Compliance 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 working in an entry-level Risk Management job, 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
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
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.
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 program?
If you’re an inquisitive thinker with a real interest in business and thirst for knowledge, then the FDM Risk Management Development Program 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 have the following:
- Educated with a post-secondary degree or diploma
- An excellent communicator
- Eligible to work in Canada (citizen/permanent resident/work permit with sufficient length of validity)
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 program 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
This stage will be comprised of a video interview and IT aptitude test. 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. Then, you will complete an IT aptitude test to assess your skill sets so we can make sure you are aligned to a role that matches your strengths.
Behavioural and technical interviews
At this stage, you will take part in two interviews. One will be conducted by one of our Account Managers and the other will be with one of our technical Trainers. They will focus on your ability to join the program rather than previous experience. This is also your opportunity to meet other candidates and find out more about the program.
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Support and Development
Our support and development initiatives are designed to help you at every stage of your journey, from graduate to Risk and Compliance Analyst.
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