Graduate Job Podcast

For the 127th episode of the Graduate Job Podcast, I speak with a listener of the show Sam, as he shares how he secured his dream graduate job with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Sam signed up for the ‘How to Get a Graduate Job’ course back in September last year, and we discuss how following the steps in the course led him to graduate job success.  In the episode, Sam shares his experience of going through the application process for a range of government and policy graduate schemes, such as the Fast Stream, NHS, FCA and others, sharing his insights into what he learned from the CV application stage, completing dozens of different psychometric tests, and his tips and tricks for passing the recorded video interview stage. We also deep dive into the assessment centre stage, as Sam shares his insights into how you can impress at this final hurdle. It’s an inspiring episode, and if Sam can do it, you can do it too, so strap yourself in and listen to our chat today. Now the links to the show notes today including a full transcript you can download and links to everything we discuss can be found at


  • How Sam secured a graduate job with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
  • Sam’s top tips for impressing in the recorded video interviews
  • Why you should only go for the companies that you actually care about
  • How to cope with the stress of an assessment centre, and what you can expect on the day
  • Why Sam joined the ‘How to Get a Graduate Job’ course, and why he thinks you should too.
Direct download: GJP-127.mp3
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