Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Apprenticeship Financial Conduct Authority

An opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join the Corporate Responsibility team to support with both the Community Engagement (CE) programme and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programme. You will be working within a supportive and ambitious team, having the opportunity to contribute to its success within the organisation.

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Closing date: 28 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pension/benefits: Career and family leave, flexible working options, a minimum of 25 days’ holiday, a non-contributory pension, private healthcare, interest-free season ticket loans.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    40 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Oct 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The key responsibilities of the role will include:

The role holder will own and deliver initiatives and campaigns that contribute to the CR programme. They will identify and build internal relationships to engage existing and future CRS initiatives with the aim of integrating CRS work into everyday business practices.

This includes:

  • Effective diary and inbox management
  • Acting as a business contact by actively engaging with community organisations (charities, schools etc.)
  • Manage general volunteer enquires and the inbox in collaboration with the team administrator
  • Management of shared calendars, intranet pages and communications
  • Identify relevant social and environmental risks to the business and escalate to internal and external stakeholders accordingly
  • Support on Sustainability projects
  • Represent the business at CR events and conferences
  • Contribute to fundraising activity that enables internal and/or external CR projects, working with the Charity Committee and Network Groups

The training you will be getting

  • You will achieve your Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Level 4 qualification.
  • A 100% tailored training and assessment program will be delivered to support you throughout your Apprenticeship, (24 - 36 months including endpoint assessment).

Topics covered include:

  • The 6 core pathways of CRS
  • Core knowledge and background
  • Environmental
  • Human Rights and Social Value
  • Leadership
  • Quality Assurance
  • Events Management

Includes membership to the ICRS.

You may need to complete level 2 maths and English Functional Skills (if you cannot evidence prior grades).

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Apprentices who successfully complete their professional qualification and apprenticeship programme will continue to develop and grow in their role as Senior Professional Support at the FCA.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Outlook, Excel and Power


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSEs or equivalent including Maths & English (Grade at grade 4 (C) - 9 (A)) Essential
A Level or equivalent Minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent (Grade grade C or a above) Essential

Things to consider

If you have completed higher levels of education, such as a University Degree; please visit our early careers page where you will find more information on our Internship and Graduate opportunities which you may feel are more suited to you.

About the employer

Description of company: There are few jobs where you can make a real difference to the 2 million people who work in the UK Financial Services industry, the 40 million consumers of financial products and the stability of our economy as a whole. From regulating Consumer Credit to driving action on Foreign Exchange manipulation or helping strengthen accountability in the banking sector, the FCA is working with the industry to protect consumers, ensure the integrity of the UK financial system and promote fair and effective competition. Our remit has expanded significantly since our creation in 2013, with the number of firms we regulate growing from 23,000 to nearly 45,000. We oversee conduct across the full span of the financial sector from global investment banks to high street payday lenders. We do this by working with consumer groups, trade associations and professional bodies, domestic regulators, international partners, and a wide range of other stakeholders.


Financial Conduct Authority


12 Endeavour Square



E20 1JN

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Nicki Bevan

Apprenticeship standard

Corporate responsibility and sustainability practitioner

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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