Risk, Regulation and Compliance Graduate Program


Why choose the Risk, Regulation and Compliance Graduate Program 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 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 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 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 an RRC Consultant

  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Inquisitive
  • 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 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

“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

“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

“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 Regulation and Compliance Graduate 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:

  • A post secondary degree or diploma
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A demonstrable interest in technology and business
  • A demonstrable interest in technology and business
  •  Eligible to work in Canada (citizen/permanent resident/work permit with sufficient length of validity)

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 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

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Online assessments

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Online assessments

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.

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Behavioural and technical interviews

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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 catered to help you at every stage of your journey, from graduate to Risk, Regulation and Compliance Analyst.

Wellbeing
Program

Wellbeing
Program
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
Program

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

Online Learning and
Development Program

Online Learning and
Development Program
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) Program 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 is 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 socialize 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, help 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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