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Brief summary of role:

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 and analysis to a growing audience of internationally minded business people.

The Learning and Development team in B2B is a newly formed team responsible for the creation of innovative training material to support and improve the performance of all our B2B teams. Supported by our Global FT Learning and Development function we aspire to provide learning and development opportunities that are specific to growing the talent within B2B. 

As a Junior Training Specialist you will be working in a global role with the key focus being the design and delivery of training to ensure our B2B teams are equipped with the confidence and knowledge to help deliver our mission. We have a number of exciting new projects coming up including a complete redesign of our B2B Onboarding Programme and you will be joining us to help with bringing these projects to life. 

Other learning opportunities range from systems training to soft skills development and involve a wide range of methods including online eLearning, face to face/virtual training and self service knowledge articles to name a few. 


In this role you will:

  • Assist in, and deliver end-user training at the appropriate level

  • Facilitate the assessment and evaluation of end-user training

  • Contribute to the planning of training interventions

  • Assist with updating existing and the development of new learning materials

  • Build and maintain stakeholder relationships and follow a collaborative way of working.

  • Feed into the training team and its objectives by advising and contributing accordingly.

  • Keep abreast of Training approaches in the industry through self development. 


You'll bring to the role:

  • Passion and flair for training, particularly within a global environment.

  • The ability to build strong and lasting relationships within the business, adapting your style to suit the needs of the situation.

  • You’ll be self-motivated and driven by your next great idea on how to improve the training experience and end results this delivers.

  • Passion for news and media.



  • Awareness of training models and learning cycle

  • Awareness of delivery skills using learning and development methods and practices

  • Knowledge and understanding of business systems, specifically CRM (Salesforce an advantage)

  • Experience working with eLearning tools: e.g. Adobe Captivate, Camtasia

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Excellent documentation and writing skills

  • Experience in a global working environment

  • A flexible attitude in accepting unique and non-standard solutions and challenging the status quo

  • High level of initiative and self-motivation

  • Excellent research skills 

  • Ability to travel when required


What’s in it for you? Our Benefits

Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working (including working from home), medical cover, enhanced maternity & paternity packages, subsidised gym memberships and Giving Back opportunities. Full details of our benefits can be found here.

Further Information

The FT is committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any questions, talent@ft.com and a member of our team will be happy to help.



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