Strategic Communications Practice

FTI Consulting has offices in every major financial hub and every corner of the globe, enabling us to successfully serve our clients wherever challenges or opportunities arise. Our goal is to protect and enhance a client’s reputation and business value, which we do through designing and executing tailored, integrated and innovation communication strategies. 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.

We are one of the world’s largest, most dynamic and highly regarded global communications consultancies. We offer a broad base of communication disciplines across a variety of specialist sectors including: financial services, retail and consumer, energy, real estate, professional services, technology media telecoms (TMT) and life sciences.

This sector-based model enables us to have exceptional relationships with influential stakeholder audiences relevant for our clients and industries. Drawing upon our unrivalled depth of industry expertise and interdisciplinary experience and using our broad network of relationships with key influencers, we help clients identify, persuade and ensure that the right message reaches the right audience at the right time. In addition to being the No. 1 global M&A communications advisor, we have one of the largest global networks in the market.

FTI Consulting’s Strategic Communications London-based graduate scheme offers you unique experiences that will underpin your career, including:

The opportunity to explore career paths: Graduates rotate between different industry sector teams, providing a unique insight and overview of all your possible career paths within the Strategic Communications practice. Following the nine months of rotations, graduates are invited to submit their preferred specialty choices which will be considered when allocating teams.

Extensive training and mentorship: Throughout the programme, graduates undertake an extensive training programme from leading industry experts and advisors. Our unique structure also provides you with constant exposure to senior colleagues and client representatives from day one.

Exposure across our diverse business: By rotating through our different teams, you gain exposure to a diverse roster of clients, while experiencing unique situations working with small and large companies. From digital, public affairs, change management, international communications and a range of specialist sector teams – you will gain exposure to all areas of our diverse business.

Hands on experience: The graduate role provides the opportunity to work with some of the largest companies across the globe. 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.

Being part of a cohort: When you join the scheme you will be part of a larger graduate group both within the Communications segment and the wider firm. You will therefore have the support of everyone around you. There are regular personal development training sessions, networking events and other social activities.

Online application

The application process for our September 2021 intake is now closed.

Applications for 2022 will open in September 2021.

Telephone Interview

Assessment Centre

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

Job Offer

Following successful completion of recruitment process.

Start Date

Early September every year.

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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…

  • FTI is packed with kind and friendly people who always have time to give you guidance and support no matter their schedule.

    Shaliz Navab

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  • The Strategic Communications Graduate Scheme provides a breadth of training and experiences to introduce you to the financial and corporate communications for which FTI Consulting is so widely known.

    Cally Billimore
    Senior Consultant

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

    Katie Bell
    Senior Consultant

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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
    Senior Consultant

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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