FT Talent Challenge 2018

When: 27-29 October 2018

Where: London, UK

For the first time, the Financial Times will invite 50 bright minds to its London headquarters for a three day competition from 27-29 October 2018. Participants will compete in teams to solve real business and strategic cases related to the digital and media world. They will work with FT mentors who will guide them and be on hand throughout the event.

The best part? Each team will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas in front of a unique audience of professionals and members of the FT management board. The best pitch will win a prize and individuals will have the chance to be scouted for potential working opportunities. All participants will have the opportunity to network with fellow participants and FT employees.

How to apply

Please send us your CV and a cover letter explaining why you’d like to take part in the FT Talent Challenge. The cover letter should be no longer than 500 words. Apply via Workday here

Applications close on 9 September at 1pm BST. All applicants will hear back in late September. The event will take place from 27-29 October.


We are looking for talented individuals who are proactive, curious and able to think on their feet. We welcome applicants with diverse background experiences, whether it's in economics, engineering, humanities, finance, social sciences, or something completely different. You should have a keen interest in the digital, technology and/or media space. Some academic, professional training or on-the-job experience is preferred.

What you get from the FT Talent Challenge:

Contacts and social media

If you have any enquiries, please contact us at FTtalent@ft.com.

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Please note your information will only be retained for the purpose of contacting you about FT Talent opportunities and future challenges. You can choose to opt out at any time by sending an email to FTtalent@ft.com.