FT Technology – Grads and Interns

FT Technology provides world leading platforms to power the FT’s world leading content.

Our talented global team has a strong record for balancing innovation with delivery. The ways in which we provide FT content to readers are growing fast, with digital subscribers now overtaking global print circulation, and continuing to grow, at a monumental pace. Mobile devices now drive almost 50% of traffic and our digital circulation reaches 550,000 engaged readers in over 70 countries.

We believe in multi-disciplined, co-located teams that are able to choose their own development methodologies. Teams typically follow Agile and Lean practices such as SCRUM or Kanban. Similarly most teams choose to practise Continuous Delivery or Continuous Deployment.

Based in central London, this is an opportunity to join our vibrant Technology team to experience and learn different disciplines. We use many different technologies and encourage our teams to experiment with more in an environment which promotes continuous innovation.

We are always looking for new members to join the team and currently have many exciting positions available as well as an internship programme and graduate scheme.

To find out more about us, visit the Engine Room blog


Each year we offer exciting opportunities to join our Technology team in the following areas:

  • Development – building new products and services
  • Quality Assurance – maintaining high quality
  • Integration – building systems solutions to support development
  • Programme Office – managing a multi million pound investment programme
  • Operations – providing, supporting and improving critical infrastructure and services

In addition, you will be able to participate in a number of activities including:

  • Hackathons
  • Coding club
  • Lunch & Learn
  • Training Courses and Conferences
  • Open Source Contributions

Things we value

  • Enthusiasm, self motivation, proactivity and the ability to work under own initiative
  • Working cooperatively and building positive, constructive business relationships
  • Excellent trouble-shooting/problem solving skills
  • Strong communication skills and the desire to take on early responsibility
  • Solid understanding of software development via either formal or informal routes e.g. computer science degree or self learning
  • Empathy with emerging technology
  • A keen interest in the world of Technology and Digital Media


Why apply for a Technology Internship with us?

We offer an opportunity for people to join us for a fixed period of time working in a specific role or project.

Successful applicants will have an opportunity to develop their skills while working on market leading products with experienced individuals that work at the FT.

We hope your internship will lead to a career in Technology and Interns that show a strong performance are often given the opportunity to interview for permanent positions.

FT Technology internships are full time paid positions lasting 3-6 months with opportunities to extend.

Who should apply?

Candidates should be students in their final year of study or those who have recently graduated. Sandwich year students will also be considered.

How to apply

If you would like to submit your CV for a Technology Internship speculatively then please send it, along with a cover letter to technology.internships@ft.com


FT Technology Graduate Scheme

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 postgraduates 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?

Candidates with a degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Mathematics.

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 next.ft.com*.

If you’re unable to find it, the alternative form can be accessed here. Placements start in September 2016.

*If you don’t already have an FT.com account, you can access the new site at next.ft.com/__opt-in