Strategic Communications - Graduate Consultant

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About the Company:


FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. With more than 4,600 employees located in 28 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities. The Company generated $1.81 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2017. For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting)Facebook and LinkedIn.

FTI Consulting continually strives to offer employees and eligible dependents, including domestic partners and eligible domestic partner children, a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Please click here for more information.

FTI Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

About the Opportunity:

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


Our London-based programme gives graduates the opportunity to rotate between different industry sector teams, including a broad base of disciplines across a variety of specialist sectors including financial services, retail and consumer, digital, natural resources, energy, public affairs, real estate, professional services, technology media telecoms (TMT) and life sciences. The rotations through each team, will provide 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 speciality choices which will be considered when allocating teams.


Graduates undertake an extensive training programme from leading industry experts and advisors. Our unique structure also provides graduates with constant exposure to senior colleagues and client representatives from day one.


Our Graduates have the opportunity to gain a wealth of experience across public affairs, corporate, financial, digital and change communications within a number of different industry practices. By rotating through different expert 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.


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 Consulting. 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.



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:


• A desire to work in Communications

• 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

• Teamwork

• 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 2019 intake.



Overview of the Application Process and Important Additional Information Required:


1. 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 2019?


b) Are you available for a 2 week internship between May and the end July 2019?


c) Would you be able to begin full time employment at the start of September 2019?


d) Do you have a minimum of AAB (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) Why would you like to work in the Strategic Communications / Public Relations segment and in particular our graduate scheme? (no more than 200 words)


g) Please give an example of a company that has suffered from bad Public Relations in the past 12 months and what you would advise them to do differently? (no more than 250 words)


h) In what ways do you expect the communications and public relations industry to change in the future? (in no more than 200 words)


e) Please provide an example of a previous challenge you have overcome, that demonstrated your abilities as an able communicator. (no more than 250 words)




2. If you have been successful we will invite you to a telephone interview


3. Successful candidates will be invited to attend an Assessment Day at our offices in London. Over the course of the day you will complete group and individual assessments and interview with members of the Strategic Communications practice


4. Successful candidates will be offered a role on our graduate scheme


5. Those candidates will attend a two week internship at our offices in London


6. The start date will be in early September 2019


The closing date for applications is midnight 31 January 2019.



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