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Summer Associate Program - Strategy Track

Thomson Reuters Exception 1/2/2018 10:55:11 AM London, United Kingdom
Job Description

The Summer Associates Program (SAP) is a 10-week development program designed to build expertise in a broad range of compelling businesses and expose associates to Thomson Reuters’ senior management, consistent with our full-time Management Associates Program (MAP). MAP was created to identify and develop future leaders at Thomson Reuters. The Summer Associates Program acts as the main pipeline by which we select the highest caliber talent each year to join this high-profile rotational program on a full-time basis. 

During an enriched summer experience, Associates participate in a Summer Business Challenge where they will work with fellow SAP’s across the globe to answer a question of strategic importance to the organization. At the end of the summer, teams have the opportunity to present to a panel consisting of our Executive Committee and other senior executives. Associates also benefit from peer mentorship relationships; business unit presentations and other educational opportunities; and networking events with MAP alumni and other business leaders.

The Strategy Track is for individuals looking to pursue a career executing at 3 levels of strategy – corporate, product or proposition (business unit or corporate level) and business enablement/operations. In addition, placements could be with product and/or region specific strategy team including product proposition, development or management along with Business Development.

Summer placements are chosen with a view to both the current business needs and to the associate’s own career goals. Associates also have the opportunity to experience Thomson Reuters from all points along the organizational spectrum, from the corporate level to specific business units.

Summer Associate Responsibilities:

  • Provide analysis and evaluation of organization-wide financial data and methods;
  • Offer critical evaluation of strategic concepts and financial assumptions, and provide recommendations;
  • Influence Business Unit leadership in making sound strategic decisions;
  • Communicate high-level, complex information to senior management and provide thought leadership;
  • Identify and control business risks, and leverage opportunities;
  • Think creatively about ambiguous problems and develop structured solutions;
  • Learn new concepts quickly and complete multiple and diverse assignments with the highest quality;
  • Collaborate across businesses, geographies and functions to provide integrated business solutions.

Please see the below description for the Management Associates Program for your reference:

Management Associate Program (MAP) was launched over 15 years ago with the aim of building a pipeline of future leaders by attracting and developing diverse, top-tier MBA talent.  The program is sponsored by our CFO and is the premier leadership development program at Thomson Reuters. This 18-month comprehensive and competitive development rotational program prepares Associates for management-level accountabilities. During the three 6-month rotations, Associates are given a unique opportunity to work across Thomson Reuters’ business units that provide products and critical information for finance & risk, legal, tax and accounting professionals around the world, along with the chance to gain experience with a globally recognized news agency. The MAP has 2 distinct rotation tracks: the Strategy Track and the Finance Track.

Summer Associate Program Qualifications:

  • MBA from a leading university (first year must be completed prior to June 2018 start date);
  • Practical business experience in a large, dynamic organization;
  • Experience of a successful track record in strategy and/or consulting (internal or external);
  • Demonstrate a track record of executing large and complex projects;
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity, pivot, course correct and solve business problems;
  • Excellent communication skills and executive presence, with the ability to adapt in a fast-paced environment;
  • Outstanding business acumen & leadership experience;
  • Highly motivated with superior analytical, strategic, and financial capabilities;
  • Globally minded and ability to navigate in a diverse cultural environment, building relationships and networking;
  • Demonstrate self-awareness, flexibility, and ability to receive feedback.

As a global business, Thomson Reuters relies on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Visa Requirements

We are able to consider candidates who would require visa sponsorship for our Summer Associate – Strategy Track programme.

How do you apply?

You should apply directly via our careers site

Please ensure that your CV is no more than two pages long and written in English.

All applications must be supported by a Cover Letter – in 500 words or less, please tell us:

  • Why you are interested in a career at Thomson Reuters
  • What your motivations are for applying to your chosen programme

You can attach your Cover Letter under the CV section of ‘My Experience’ when you register

Application Window:

Applications open Friday 29th December and close on Monday 22nd January at midday (UK Time).

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 45,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

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Req #: JREQ096342
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