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The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 737,000. Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving almost half of total traffic. FT education products now serve two thirds of the world’s top 50 business schools
There is no single type of person who works at the FT, they are all from different backgrounds united by a passion for compelling, smart journalism. If you're looking for a vibrant, global workplace that nurtures and rewards talent, find out more here: http://aboutus.ft.com/careers/?ftcamp=engage/social_promo/video/agency/emplyer/audengagement&utm_source=agency&utm_medium=social_promo&utm_term=video&utm_campaign=emplyer#axzz3yR2LSewV
If you join us, you’ll soon discover the esteem and respect that comes with being part of our family. People feel proud to work in such a prestigious, progressive and intellectually stimulating environment.
Our employees enjoy a warm, open atmosphere within a multi-faceted, constantly evolving global business. Our regular, anonymous staff surveys show that they:
-are proud of the brand
-love their jobs and the stimulating culture
-enjoy working in close-knit teams with bright, friendly people
-share their knowledge
-feel empowered to make decisions.
Wherever you work with us, you’ll find a company full of ideas, opportunities and challenges. Your colleagues will be brave, intelligent, imaginative professionals who lead their fields.
And if you’re 100 per cent committed, we’ll give you an incredible sense of purpose and unstinting support. Find out more about the benefits we offer and our training and development.
Each year we offer an exciting opportunity for graduates to join our Technology team where you will develop skills vital to further your career.
The Graduate Scheme is aimed at graduates who want a chance to join our dynamic teams and gain experience in the different roles within FT Technology including Development, QA, Infrastructure, Networks and Integration.
You will get to move around project teams and experience working in the different disciplines in Technology bringing value to project. You will have a line manager/mentor who will help and work with you during the scheme with a view to honing in on a particular role that you want to do full time at the end of the scheme.
Why apply for our Graduate Scheme?
This is a chance for you to join our Technology team and gain experience through hands on work in a structured manner which will help you identify your area of specialism. You will gain insights into our fast paced development process and get to contribute to our continuing growth in digital media. You will get to drive your own learning and development with guidance from your manager and colleagues around you.
Who should apply?
Anyone with passion for IT and software or hardware engineering. You could have academic or professional training, you might enjoy building things with a raspberry pi or you might just like building robots and are a dab hand with a soldering iron!
If you enjoy building things and think you’re good at it, then you should apply.
Graduate trainees join the FT on a one-year contract, extended for up to a further year at the discretion of the company.
Successful trainees are encouraged to apply for staff positions that become available towards the end of this time.
Applicants in their final year of studies, recent graduates or post-graduates in any discipline may apply. Or, anyone who can demonstrate the requisite skills to fulfil the criteria for the scheme. This scheme is not for professional journalists or anyone who has started training courses with other media organisations.
We encourage international applications. Visas may be a consideration for applicants who are not EU citizens or do not hold UK work authorisation. As such, please provide any relevant information that might support your application in this respect.
If you are in any doubt about your eligibility, or have any other questions, please contact email@example.com
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The Financial Times graduate trainee programme is designed to recruit and train entry-level journalists – developing talented individuals who have the aptitude to forge a career in a fast-paced global editorial team. Alumni of this scheme are well represented in the senior staff of the FT and other news organisations around the world.
The scheme will reopen in November 2017 for a programme commencing in September 2018.
You may apply for one of the two trainee schemes we run:
News reporter – applicants who have strong research and writing skills and a demonstrable interest in journalism.
Successful applicants will join us in September 2018 and spend six weeks training, then take on a series of six-month assignments on key desks, possibly including one in an overseas bureau. Mentoring, feedback and further training are provided throughout.
Data journalist – applicants who have skills in a relevant field such as information design, statistics, cartography or web development and a demonstrable interest in applying these to journalism – i.e. telling a story through data.
We are searching for tenacious investigators, keen storytellers, innovative researchers, organised thinkers and idea generators. Individuals who are eager and prepared to find new ways to use data, technology and engaging visual techniques to report, produce and present news. This programme is for story producers who want to get the story as well as those who want to tell it best.
Depending on your skills and interests, within your first year at the FT, you might be undertaking a major investigation by mining a huge dataset in R, telling a complex story by building an interactive game in D3, or producing a detailed GIS-based map .
Successful applicants will join us in September 2018 and spend six weeks training, then join the Interactive desk in the newsroom. Two to three month secondments to other sections of the FT may be arranged to broaden experience, introduce new skills and collaborate with other teams to produce innovative journalism. Mentoring, feedback and further training are provided throughout.
All applicants must show that they can meet the challenge of working for one of the world’s top news organisations. That means a strong commitment to serious journalism, a competitive instinct, good academic qualifications and wide interests, particularly in global politics, economics and business. Language skills, in addition to fluent spoken and written English, are an advantage.
The Graduate Trainee Programme is not an internship or fellowship: it is a full-time entry-level contract as a Financial Times journalist.
Applicants must provide evidence of a clear, concise writing style by submitting an unpublished 500-word article or three-minute audio or video report on a subject of their choice. The story should demonstrate liveliness and originality; submissions will be judged on the choice of subject, quality of writing and primary research. If you have had stories published, please submit no more than five cuttings/links from papers or websites.