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    HSBC - Murex

    The Challenge

    One of the world’s leading investment banks wanted to further develop their Chinese Murex Centre of Excellence, which is a near shore support centre for the bank’s Hong Kong operations. They required individuals who were fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English. FDM was tasked with building a team of Chinese Nationals to work the bank at their Guangzhou site, who had the required language ability and the aptitude to work in Murex Support.

    The Solution

    FDM ran a Guangzhou specific recruitment drive for the bank, aimed particularly at Mainland Chinese Masters Students who were studying and due to graduate in the UK. FDM received an array of high-calibre bilingual applicants, who were keen to work for the bank on their Guangzhou site on the completion of their Murex training.

    The Outcome

    The selected candidates were trained in Murex Support and Capital Markets and progressed for the leading investment bank in Guangzhou. The FDM Consultants on-site have already helped to minimise the costs and maximise the efficiency of the Chinese Murex Centre of Excellence, thanks to their high level of bespoke Murex training and expert language skills. On the back of this success, FDM has been asked to supply the bank with further FDM Consultants oriented specifically within technologies such as HTML 5, Mobile technologies and BA skills to work in their respective IT departments within the bank.

    Virgin Media

    The Challenge

    FDM has worked with Virgin Media for a number of years, having previously provided them with Java services. Big Data technologies are affecting traditional data processing strategies and companies often find it challenging to utilise the host of tools and analytics effectively. As a result of this challenge, combined with a strong desire to bring fresh talent into the business, Virgin Media selected FDM to create a bespoke programme for them. FDM was utilised to create a new generation of Data Developers within Virgin Media’s Data Discovery team to address a skills gap.

    The Solution

    FDM selected a team of Consultants who had successfully completed training in Big Data, a driven programme created specifically for Virgin Media. Following this, the selected Consultants carried out additional tailored training including Java, PL/SQL, ETL, Hadoop Fundamentals, Map/Reduce Programming, Query Languages for Hadoop, Introduction to Pig, Accessing Hadoop Data using Hive and Hadoop Reporting and Analysis. Each Consultant selected for the team possesses an outstanding academic record as well as excellent communication, problem solving and analytical skills. The selected individuals are performing a number of tasks across various areas of the business to provide analysis, programming, testing and documentation.

    The Outcome

    Due to FDM’s experience in working with a variety of clients to find a cost-effective and immediate solution, a team of highly competent and dedicated IT Consultants have been and continue to be selected and trained. Within a few weeks before deployment on-site, our Consultants are equipped with the necessary skills required to add value to the project team.

    bet365

    The Challenge

    bet365 is one of the world’s largest online gambling companies. It is therefore crucial for them to future proof their talent pipeline in order to stay ahead of the competition. bet365 face the ongoing challenge of recruiting graduates who are both technically strong and also keen to work with the company for the long-term in their location.

    The Solution

    bet365 chose to work with FDM because of our experience in recruiting and training high-calibre graduates. They value the benefits of on-boarding FDM Consultants who are technically fit for purpose and who could potentially transition to permanent employees after the two-year bond with FDM is completed.

    The Outcome

    By working closely with bet365 hiring managers to understand their exact requirements, FDM has been able to source and select suitable candidates for interviews early in their training to ensure a good team fit. bet365 and FDM are now working in partnership across .NET Development and Testing. The feedback received has been excellent.

    FT.com

    The Challenge

    Having previously worked with the FT.com in providing Java, .Net and Testing services, the Financial Times approached FDM to provide Developers to support their internal Salesforce project team and fill the skills gap. They chose to work with FDM due to its track record of success with the FT.com.

    The Solution

    FDM selected a team of Consultants who had successfully completed their Java Development training and, in conjunction with SalesForce.com, constructed an additional three-week tailored training programme to cover Salesforce, Apex, force.com and Visualforce.

    The Outcome

    Due to FDM’s experience and ability to work with a variety of clients to find a cost-effective and immediate solution, a team of highly competent and dedicated IT Consultants was assembled within a matter of weeks and deployed on-site with the skills needed to add value to the project team.

    Virgin Money

    The Challenge

    Virgin Money experienced a period of growth following the acquisition of Northern Rock and as a result of developing a strategy that aligned to their quest to build a better bank that makes Everyone Better Off (EBO). Whilst an established model for IT and Change was in place, using a blend of permanent, contractor and partnership resource, they were faced with challenges when attracting, building and developing capability at the pace required. FDM provided a unique option and model that enabled dynamic and enthusiastic IT and Management graduate talent alongside traditional methods of recruitment and temporary resource. Equally, the values of FDM very much align to Virgin Money’s EBO philosophy.

    The Solution

    FDM worked with Virgin Money to initially identify 15 Consultants for a requirement in the CIO and Change Delivery – both of which form part of the Chief Operating Office (COO) function within Virgin Money. These were filled successfully in a relatively short period of time and successfully started on-site in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne. FDM’s recruitment and training expertise enabled Virgin Money to save valuable time and resource and also meant contract resource was realigned and internal recruitment more flexible.

    The Outcome

    The initial 15 placements were a success and feedback has been nothing short of excellent. The FDM Consultants impressed Virgin Money management so much that interest within Virgin Money grew and another 10 FDM Consultants were placed shortly after, as well as two ex-Forces Consultants. The FDM and Virgin Money partnership continues to grow with new and exciting initiatives, further cementing the relationship.


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