Strategic Communications Graduate Scheme, Various Teams - London

FTI Consulting
10 Apr 2018
17 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
FTI Consulting is a fast growing and vibrant place to work. Steered by our values of Integrity, Creativity, Achievement, Empathy and Respect, its meritocratic culture invites both collaboration and healthy debate. We are large enough to be trusted by our clients to solve their biggest issues and yet small enough to know our colleagues on a personal level enabling better team working and a supportive culture to develop your career goals and ambitions. If you are interested in becoming part of a fast growing company and contributing to history-making engagements, read on.

About the Opportunity:

The Strategic Communications division of FTI Consulting (NYSE; FCN) is one of the world's largest, most dynamic, and most highly regarded communications consultancies. During a varied graduate scheme at a leading firm, FTI Consulting offers the opportunity to gain a wealth of experience across corporate, financial and digital communications. By rotating through different sector teams, Consultants on our graduate scheme have the chance to gain exposure to an incredibly diverse roster of clients, from fast-growing start-ups to FTSE 100 industry leaders.

With more than 25 years' of experience advising management teams through their communications needs, our teams of Consultants work closely with the businesses they advise by developing strategies to enhance, develop and defend their reputation and market share through the way they communicate with stakeholders and the public. Proactively positioning clients and building their public stories is key to our day-to-day work, and being on-hand with tested solutions and advice for crisis points is where our expertise adds value to the businesses we work with.

We have over 700 strategic communications consultants in more than 25 key markets and 14 countries around the world, with plans to grow further. We combine global reach with critical local knowledge. Our Consultants work with teams and their clients in London, with many projects offering the opportunity to gain exposure to businesses across the globe.

The Strategic Communications graduate scheme is a ten month scheme, and comprises of three rotations through three teams. We aim for all Consultants on our graduate scheme to be given exposure to both financial communications and corporate communications, with an opportunities to also rotate through our digital and public affairs practices. Right from the outset you will be able to engage and influence others, and think creatively on the spot.

We have industry specific teams across a wide variety of specialist sectors including financial services, retail, consumer, digital, energy, real estate, professional services, technology media telecoms (TMT), life sciences and public affairs.

Rotations in the different specialist teams will be chosen on the basis of your own interests and the needs of the teams.

Types of work you will be involved in:

Research tasks for existing clients/pitch proposals

Summary/analytical tasks, gauging audience and communications impact

Press release writing

Coverage round-ups and analysis

Calls with journalists and sell-side analysts - selling in press releases/events/company results feedback In addition to the experience you will gain, we offer:

A competitive salary, discretionary bonus and an extensive benefits package

Industry specialist teams, allowing you to gain in-depth knowledge

Excellent training and development opportunities throughout your career at FTI Consulting with a 10 month tailored curriculum for our Strategic Communications

The opportunity to quickly progress to a Consultant following successful completion of the graduate scheme

In addition, there will be regular learning and development opportunities working alongside leading advisers in the industry and with specialist client teams. You will also have the opportunity to take part in the mentoring programme.

To make sure that you get the most out of the scheme you will be supported throughout the scheme by your performance coach and buddies in each of your rotations in addition to your Human Resources team.

What we look for:

2:1 degree (or equivalent) and the equivalent of ABB at A-Level

Some relevant work experience

Outstanding communication and people skills

Excellent attention to detail


Creative thinking

Proactivity and initiative taking

We also want our Consultants to be enthusiastic about the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. Consultants who can demonstrate flexibility, and prove their ability to succinctly grasp and summarise complex issues to their peers and clients are essential to our business.

We are looking for ambitious and dynamic graduates to join our September 2018 intake.

How to apply:

Submit your covering letter, CV and your answers to the following selection questions in a supporting document:

a) Are you available to attend an assessment day in March/April 2018?

b) Are you available for a 2 week internship between March and July 2018?

c) Would you be able to begin full time employment at the start of September 2018?

d) Do you have a minimum of ABB (320 UCAS points) in your top 3 subjects at A-level?

e) Do you have or are you expecting to achieve a 2:1 or above in your undergraduate university degree or equivalent?

f) In no more than 500 words please give a brief overview of your understanding of Strategic Communications and the different areas within this specialism.

g) In no more than 500 words please explain who do you consider to be the main competitors for FTI Consulting and specifically our Strategic Communications practice?

h) Explain in no more than 800 words how a specific company could have benefited from Strategic Communications advice in the last 12 months. Please try and use an example which covers more than one of the Strategic Communications service areas.


The closing date for applications is midnight 31 January 2018.