Early careers

We are committed to investing in the next generation through internships, work experience, graduate schemes, and the FT Talent Challenge.

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Editorial internships

We look for individuals who can be flexible enough to research and write their own stories in consultation with editors, assist senior correspondents with reporting, help with curation, and take on digital projects that augment our coverage. Applications for 2021 are now closed. Please check in the autumn for 2021 internship application details.

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Paul McClean graduate trainee programme

The Paul McClean graduate trainee programme recruits and trains entry-level journalists from all walks of life for a long-term career at the FT. Applications for 2021 are now closed.

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The Maisie Hylton fellowship

The Maisie Hylton fellowship, in partnership with Creative Access, offers two six-month placements at the FT to young journalists from ethnic minority backgrounds. Applications for 2021 are now closed.

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Craig Law marketing internship

This 12-month internship with the FT Live team is for entry-level applicants who want to develop a career in marketing, and who have an interest in live events and international affairs. Applications for 2021 are now closed. Applications for 2022 will reopen later in the year.

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Software engineering apprentice scheme

The apprentice scheme is a two-year placement with the FT. Apprentices join a team of FT engineers and can work towards receiving a foundation degree through the Higher Level Apprenticeship in Software Development. Applications will reopen in summer 2021.

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US summer internship programme

The US internship programme is designed to involve individuals with hands-on project work from day one, working alongside career professionals to gain a better understanding of the field they aspire to work in. Applications will reopen later in 2021.

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FT Talent Challenge

The FT Talent Challenge brings together students and early career professionals from diverse backgrounds to work with the FT on business cases. It helps foster new creative thinking, develop potential solutions to strategic business issues and stimulate disruption within the media ecosystem. Applications for the 2021 edition are now closed. Applications for 2022 will open later this year.

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News School

News School is a nightly education, mentoring and work experience programme designed to give young people from a variety of backgrounds an opportunity to learn about the news, media and associated creative industries. The aim of News School is to promote greater diversity in the industry and help students to find full-time employment on completion of the course. Applications are now closed and will reopen later in the year.