Strategic Communications Practice

The Strategic Communications practice of FTI Consulting is one of the world’s most highly regarded communications consultancies.

We make a difference; combining global reach with critical knowledge. We advise management teams in critical situations and help our clients use their communications assets to protect, enhance, develop and defend their enterprise value – no matter what they are going through or where they are in the world.

  • 25 years of experience
  • 700 expert strategic communications consultants
  • Operating in more than 25 key markets around the world

We offer a broad base of communication disciplines across a variety of specialist sectors including: financial services, retail and consumer, digital, natural resources, energy, real estate, professional services, technology media telecoms (TMT) and life sciences.

This sector-based model enables us to possess exceptional relationships with influential stakeholder audiences relevant for our clients and industries including:

  • Corporate financiers
  • Equity analysts
  • Industry analysts
  • Print, digital and broadcast media

What we do

We advise decision-makers on how best to address – from a communications perspective – the opportunities, threats and challenges presented by issues that affect enterprise value, brand and reputation of our clients.

Our offering ranges from advising our clients on financial results and plc news flow to corporate reputation management, thought leadership, brand building, digital strategy and social media engagement.

Our 10-month London-based programme gives graduates the opportunity to rotate between three different industry sector teams, providing a unique insight and overview of all your possible career paths within the Strategic Communications practice.

Following the rotations, graduates are able to submit their preferred specialty choices which will be considered when allocating teams.

During the first three months, graduates undertake an extensive training programme from leading industry experts and advisors, and, unlike many City careers, our unique structure gives graduate consultants constant exposure to senior colleagues and client representatives from day one.

The graduate role provides exciting diversity and the opportunity to work with some of the largest companies in the UK and internationally. As a graduate you will gain exceptional and varied experience: undertaking media and digital analysis, arranging promotional events, working with journalists and City analysts, and supporting our client account teams in client delivery, thought leadership and new business activities.

When you join the Strategic Communications graduate scheme you will be part of a larger graduate group both within the Communications segment and wider FTI. You will therefore have the support of everyone around you. There are regular personal development training sessions, networking events and other social activities to get involved in with other graduates.

Online application

The application process for our 2019 graduate intake is now open.

Telephone Interview

This will be scheduled within 6 weeks of submitting your application.

Assessment Centre

This will involve an individual interview, roleplay, an individual assessment and a group assessment.

Job Offer

Following successful completion of recruitment process.


A 2 week placement will be offered to those who have been offered a job, this allows the individual to understand the business and prepare for the upcoming role. This is a mandatory requirement for all applicants to carry out before officially joining the graduate scheme in September.

Start Date

Early September 2018.

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Our Graduates

  • To help you decide whether FTI is the right place for you, see what some of our graduates have to say about working here…

  • The Strategic Communications Graduate Scheme provides a breadth of training and experiences to introduce you to the financial and corporate communications FTI Consulting specialises in

    Cally Billimore

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  • Away from the desk, FTI offers a host of different opportunities to get involved in.

    Katie Bell

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  • The working atmosphere is one of the things I’ve enjoyed most about my time so far at FTI.

    Ntobeko Chidavaenzi

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The scheme provides a unique chance to work at one of the world’s most dynamic strategic communications businesses. It gives the successful graduates a chance to work alongside top advisers in a rapidly changing industry.

John Waples, Senior Managing Director