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FT renames graduate scheme in honour of Paul McClean

17 January 2018: The FT’s 2018 graduate scheme has been renamed the Paul McClean Graduate Trainee Programme in memory of a young FT journalist who passed away in 2017.

FT editor Lionel Barber said: “Paul was an incredibly gifted journalist who produced groundbreaking work during his time at the FT. Renaming this scheme is a lasting tribute to Paul, who embodied everything we look for in a graduate trainee.”

The FT graduate trainee programme recruits and trains entry-level journalists looking to develop a career in financial journalism and global affairs. Alumni of this highly competitive scheme are well represented in senior staff of the FT and other news organisations around the world.

Candidates can apply online here.