Creative Access intern, Asad, who is a journalist, stands with a magazine folded into a cone pointing out of his left ear, as if he is trying to hear something. He has curly brown hair and wears glasses.

Financial Times: investing in diverse talent

Posted on December 8, 2021


Creative Access has partnered with The Financial Times since 2016 to provide access to and demystify the world of journalism to people from under-represented communities. 

Partnership impact

The partnership with Creative Access has enabled The Financial Times to bring in over 25 talented individuals from lower socio-economic backgrounds or Black, Asian and ethnically diverse communities into paid internships at the newspaper and its specialist titles. Almost all of these are still working in journalism and progressing through the industry. 


The Financial Times committed not just to bringing in diverse talent, but to investing in that talent to enable them to thrive and progress in their careers. To that end, as well running regular internships, they also sponsor the Creative Access alumni mentoring programme which sees over 100 individuals matched with senior professionals each year. 

About the Financial Times

Founded in 1888, The Financial Times is a daily newspaper, printed in broadsheet and published digitally, that focuses on business and economic current affairs. 

“From masterclasses to mentoring, networking to news internships, our long-term partnership with Creative Access has had a genuine impact on team and our output and gives me hope for the future of journalism.” 

Abbie Scott Deputy managing editor, Financial Times