FT Technology graduates

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.

About us

The Financial Times is constantly innovating to build the best instances of our products. Our new sites have more features than ever for our readers and look polished on all devices. Right now we are in the process of rapid cloud adoption. In order to continue creating quality products we are looking for sharp, enthusiastic and proactive engineers to join our technology team.
We believe our best work is achieved with multi-disciplined, international teams that are able to choose their own development methodologies. Teams use Agile and Lean practices such as SCRUM or Kanban and follow Continuous Delivery or Continuous Deployment.
We have opportunities to join our vibrant Technology team based in central London, to experience and work in different disciplines including development, QA, infrastructure, networks and integration. We use many different technologies and encourage our teams to experiment with more. Below are some of the technologies we work with:

Things we value

  • Enthusiasm, self motivation, pro-activity and the ability to work under own initiative
  • Cooperation and building positive, constructive business relationships
  • Excellent trouble-shooting and problem solving skills
  • Strong communication skills and the desire to take on early responsibility
  • Solid understanding of software development via formal or informal routes e.g. computer science degree or self learning
  • Interest in emerging technologies

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.

How to apply

To apply to our graduate scheme, you’ll have to find the link to our application buried somewhere on the homepage of www.ft.com*.

The final application date for our 2017 intake has now passed. We will open applications back up in October 2017 for our 2018 intake.

If you’re unable to find it, the alternative form can be accessed here.



We also run an FT Technology internship scheme





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