FT Talent Hackathon, 27-29 October 2018

59f1a4fd-12d4-4682-876f-de3888492cadThere is no single type of person whom we employ at the FT; our strength is in our employees, from all different backgrounds, united by a passion for delivering compelling, smart journalism.

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When: 27-28-29 October 2018, London

About us

The Financial Times (FT) is one of the world’s leading business news and information organisations. We are recognised globally for our authority, integrity and accuracy. We provide a broad range of essential services, including news, comment, data, analysis and events, to the growing audience of internationally minded business people.

The FT Talent Hackathon 2018

For the first time, the Financial Times will invite 50 bright minds to its London headquarters for a three day hackathon, from the 27th to the 29th of October 2018. Participants will compete in teams to solve real business and technology cases, related to the digital and media world. They will work with the FT’s top experts, who will mentor them throughout the hackathon.

The best part? Each team will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to FT key stakeholders, journalists and teams. The best pitches will have the chance to be scouted for future business opportunities and win cool prizes. All participants will have the opportunity to network with fellow hackathoners and FT employees and enjoy some great FT hospitality in London.

How to participate

What are we looking for:

We are looking for talented individuals to join this unique Hackathon experience.

We want people who are proactive, curious and able to think on their feet. 

Those with diverse background experiences – whether it’s in economics, engineering, humanities, finance, social sciences, or something completely different – are encouraged to apply, but you should have a keen interest in the digital, technology and/or media space.

What you get from the FT Talent Hackathon experience:

  • Opportunity to network
  • Working on real business and tech cases
  • Working and being mentored by FT experts
  • Pitch in front of a unique audience of professionals (and the FT management board!)
  • Talent scouting and opportunity for future internships and employment
  • Prizes up for grabs
  • Attendance certificate (useful for your CV and your records!)


If you have any enquiry please contact us: FTtalent@ft.com

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Official hashtag #FTtalent2018

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