After helping thousands on their career path to success, we have put together answers to common questions about the FDM Academy Program. If you still have questions, please contact our Recruitment Team at NA.Recruitement@fdmgroup.com or 347 329 3255.
What is the FDM Academy Program?
The FDM Academy Program consists of foundation training followed by a specialized training stream, where trainees will learn the skills required to become an FDM Consultant. We have Academies across North America and Europe that provide fast-track skills development to those with a passion for IT. After completing your training you will work on placements on our client sites for at least two years.
What is an IT or Business Consultant?
A Consultant works in partnership with clients on specific projects either as part of an outsourced team or to supplement an existing one. Consultants are relocated to client centers for a contracted amount of time to plan and develop business or technology systems and may also be asked to provide expert advice related to their specialty. Consultancy is a flexible career as projects can range from a few months to years depending on its size. This can lead to opportunities for travel and a variety of challenging and exciting assignments with a range of clients. FDM Consultants are employed by FDM to provide professional business and IT consultancy to our clients.
How do I apply for the FDM Academy Program?
What happens next?
Is it essential for me to have an IT degree?
We accept a range of related degrees such as Mathematics, Physics, Engineering and Electronics. Business, Economics and related degrees are also considered, especially for our Project Management/Application Support streams. We also offer training for military veterans with equivalent experience.
Can I do my training part-time or at home?
The New York Academy does not offer part-time or flexible training. The training takes place during regular business hours, from 9 am – 5:30 pm.
What training will I receive?
What if I already have IT accreditations or qualifications that FDM offers?
This puts you at an advantage; however you would still need to attend the training for that module or complete an exam in order to demonstrate these competencies so that we can confidently recommend you to our clients.
Will I have to pay for my training?
The training you receive is funded by FDM as long as you commit to work for us for two years. The training period is unpaid and you will receive a salary when you start your first placement as an FDM Consultant.
What training streams are offered at each FDM training Academy?
New York City: Software Development, Project Management/Application Support, Software Testing, MX.3 Production Support, Data and Operational Analysis
Toronto: Software Development, Project Management/Application Support, MX.3 Production Support
London: Software Development, Production Support Analysis, Project/Business Analysis, Software Test Analysis, Data Analysis, MX.3 Production Support
Manchester: Software Development, Production Support Analysis, Project/Business Analysis, Software Test Analysis, Data Analysis
Frankfurt: Software Development, Production Support Analysis, Software Test Analysis, Project/Business Analysis
Is the FDM Academy Program the same in each location?
No, the program differs from country to country. If you are interested in joining the FDM Academy Program in the US, please refer to the information you find on the US website.
What happens after I complete my training?
After you successfully complete your training you will be available for client roles. Once selected for placement, you start a two-year employment with FDM as an IT Consultant. During these two years, you could be placed on one or more of our client sites.
Where will I be working following the completion of my training?
Although there is no obligation for you to work elsewhere, some of FDM’s Consultants have opted to take on exciting opportunities with our clients outside the tri-state area in cities such as Washington DC, Chicago, Dallas, Wilmington, Charlotte, and more. Preference will be given to applicants willing to be flexible across the US.
What companies will I be working with?
Take a look at our client list to see where you could be working. You may end up working at the same place for the whole two years, or you may be placed on various client sites throughout that time.
Am I paid a salary during my two years of placements?
Yes. Following your training you will be an employee of FDM as one of our IT Consultants. Once you have started your first placement you will earn a salary.
What happens at the end of the two years?
You have a number of options to progress your career further within the IT sector. You will still be an FDM employee working for an award-winning company. However, you are no longer contractually bound to remain with the company and can pursue other avenues if you prefer, such as transitioning into permanent employment with a client you have been placed with. FDM continues to provide our Senior Consultants with demanding and fulfilling technical placements. They also have the option of pursuing roles internally. No matter how you choose to progress your IT career, you will have two years of excellent IT experience gained through the highly reputable FDM Academy Program.