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About FDM Group

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At FDM our people are our passion and that's why we make your training and career growth our priority. We are a global professional services provider focusing on IT and one of the UK's leading graduate employers, recruiting the brightest talent to become the innovators of tomorrow. With our industry relevant training and continuous support, you will embark on an exciting new career in technology or business and work with our global strategic partners that include some of the biggest companies in the world.  We have centres located across Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific and we currently have 3,500+ consultants working with over 200 high profile clients.

 

FDM Careers Programme

Our award-winning Graduate Programme is an excellent way for recent graduates to enter the job market after university. Technology makes the world a better place, and we believe passion, drive and curiosity are what you need to have a successful career in IT or business.

As part of the programme, we will provide you with 6-14 weeks of comprehensive training in your chosen career path and the opportunity to gain industry recognised certifications. Once you have completed your training through one of our academies in London, Leeds or Glasgow, you will start your two-year placement with one of our leading clients, working on-site as a fully integrated member of their teams. During your time with FDM, you will receive continuous support and will benefit from invaluable commercial experience with our high-profile clients in various sectors. Many graduates see their placement culminating in a permanent contract with the client.

We offer training in the following areas:

Technical Services

  • Software Development
  • Business Intelligence
  • Cloud Computing Engineering
  • Robotic Process Autonomation
  • Software Testing
  • Technical Operations
  • Data Engineering

Business Services

  • Business Analysis 
  • Project Management 
  • Risk, Regulation and Compliance 

 

How can you join FDM? 

We welcome applicants from all degree backgrounds – you don't have to have studied IT to work in IT. We will provide you with all the training and expertise you need to thrive in your new role and will support you in upskilling throughout your journey with us. 

After completing your online application, if successful, we will invite you for a telephone screening followed by a video interview and an online test to assess your skill set. At the final stage, you will attend an assessment where you will face three strengths-based interviews, 15 minutes each and get a chance to meet other graduates you could be training with. 

If you are not sure which career path you would like to pursue, you can choose to apply for the general Graduate Programme (either for Technology or Business) and we will help you decide which roles is most suitable for you.

 

Life at FDM

We offer you the opportunity to start a career in high demand areas of the technology and business industries, with acclaimed multinational clients, comprehensive training, hands-on practical experience and support initiatives.

We will equip you with:     

  • IT and business training from industry experts
  • Opportunity to achieve relevant certifications
  • Two years of commercial experience
  • A foot in the door with one or more of our prestigious clients
  • Ongoing career support and professional development

FDM consultants are the heart of our business. From day one you will become a part of the FDM family and will receive support to achieve success throughout your career. You will work alongside dedicated colleagues and will have the chance to get involved in social events, employee initiatives and reward schemes.

 

Testimonials

“I have been working on numerous automation projects, one of which involved coding brokerage fees into the system, subsequently eliminating the manual trade procedure. I considered this project to be my greatest achievement as I was able to fully utilise my skills in Business Analysis as well as learn a new skill on the job.”

Natkamon Tuamprathom, Associate Operations Analyst, University of Manchester

“My time on-site has allowed me to connect with other experienced individuals, expand my knowledge of computer systems, servers and coding, as well as advance my critical analysing skills. I am thankful to all the people that gave me endless support, particularly my account manager at FDM and my current team.”

Yuxue Du, Support Specialist, Lancaster University

“Before I joined FDM, I didn't have any IT experience but had a passion for web development, so I applied for the Software Development stream (Java). I now work as Data Analyst, being a lead developer on a project, responsible for translating the engineering concepts into insightful visualisations. The things I enjoy most about my job is the variation in work, with no two projects being similar and being able to create tangible end products for users.”

Farayi Mukada, Java Data Analyst, Coventry University

 

Supporting your progression

We have a number of programmes and initiatives in place to continuously support and engage with our people.

Wellbeing Programme

Our online wellbeing portal provides a range of helpful resources, including professional guidance and advice. Consultants also have support from Wellbeing Ambassadors throughout the FDM community.

Mentoring Programme

We partner consultants with mentors based on their career aspirations and helps build long term professional development opportunities.

Employee Networks

We have multiple employee-led networks designed to offer a group for discussion around shared characteristics and support for those in the community.

Consultant Peer Support

We introduce new FDMers to those already working on-site, to help them settle into their new role.

Consultant Collaboration Platform

On our platform, trainees and consultants can connect, socialise with each other and access helpful resources to aid learning and development.

Alumni Network

Your journey with FDM does not stop when you leave. As a member of our Alumni Network, you’ll have access to our mentoring programme, expert speaker events and a network of fellow tech professionals.   

 

Diversity and Inclusion

At FDM we have 80+ nationalities working together as a team and based on the FDM UK consultant intake 2020 of those who chose to disclose this information:

  • 90% attended a state school 
  • 44% were the first in their family to attend university                   
  • 5% identify with having a disability
  • 6% identify as LGBTQIA+
  • 31% of FDM's global workforce is female
  • -2.1% median gender pay gap (UK average of 17.3% in 2019)

We have designed our recruitment process to be inclusive and eliminate bias:

Everyone who interviews applicants for our careers programme has undergone unconscious bias training
We use strengths-based questions from the first telephone interview through to assessment day, which ensures we are assessing applicants based on their motivations and goals
We encourage candidates from a non-STEM background to consider a career in technology, no matter which degree

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Facts and figures
  • Number of employees: 10000+
Industry sectors
  • Technology
  • Information Services
  • Software Engineering
  • Software Testing
  • Technical Consultancy
  • Technical Sales
  • Business & Systems Analysis
  • Network Engineering
  • Technical Support
  • Web development
  • Data Science
  • Management & Business
  • Management