Apprenticeship Programme

Develop employability skills and gain work experience, while studying for a formal qualification


Are you about to finish school or college and thinking about your future career in tech?

By joining our Apprenticeship Programme, you can gain meaningful skills, practical training and work experience, all while also attending university and working towards a degree.

  • Our programme is a unique three-year opportunity that combines work and training, while being paid a salary. Earn while you learn!
  • Four days a week, you will work with FDM and our clients to develop your technical skills and gain real work experience.
  • At the end of your apprenticeship, you can continue to work at FDM as a permanent employee or you can join our Graduate Programme, choosing from over 10 different career pathways, including Software Development, Software Testing, Cloud Computing, Robotic Process Automation and more.

Gain professional experience and build your skills as part of your degree

Since the inception of the programme in 2021, we have partnered with Sheffield Hallam University to offer their students the opportunity to gain invaluable work experience while studying. Our current apprentices are working across our business in different departments including IT, People Team and Recruitment and we will be growing the number of technical apprenticeship opportunities we have available across the UK.

Apprentices will be based in our offices in Leeds or London and will study for a BSc degree in Digital and Technology Solutions at one of our partner universities in London, Yorkshire or the North West. In the first few months you will be based in-house receiving training and working on internal projects in our IT Support, RPA or Development teams before being placed on client site with some of the biggest companies in the world. 

Employer Responsibilities

  • We ensure that at least 20% of the apprentices’ time is allocated towards their course studies.
  • We provide financial support by offering a monthly salary and by covering university fees.
  • We commit to creating equal opportunities for students from all backgrounds.
  • We are required to actively demonstrate that our apprentices have gained essential job readiness skills needed to complete the apprenticeship and enter the workplace.
  • Each apprentice will receive a mentor that will support them throughout their entire journey with FDM and at university.

Our Apprenticeship Programme is part of our commitment to help reduce the digital skills gap and ensure that a career in tech or digital is accessible to everyone.

“We are pleased to see that your organisation is offering degree level apprenticeships as these can provide a genuine route into the organisation that is comparable with graduate routes and allows for ongoing career progression.”

Social Mobility Index Team

What our apprentices say

Ammar Khan

Ammar Khan

Digital Technology Solutions Apprenticeship

IT Support

“My experience on the programme so far has been amazing, the help from my manager and the welcoming attitude from staff in the workplace has had a positive impact on my motivation. In my 4 months working at FDM, I have acquired multiple skills including problem-solving, flexibility and adaptability.”

Millie Neale

Millie Neale

Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship

People Team

“After only being at FDM for 6 months, I feel I have developed and gained a wide range of skills such as communication, professionalism, resilience, and confidentiality. Everyone at FDM has been welcoming and supportive of the programme, providing me with endless opportunities to get involved in.”

Ben Farrell

Ben Farrell

Digital Technology Solutions Apprenticeship

Robotic Process Automation

“FDM provided me with the perfect opportunity to gain experience in a variety of areas of IT, so I’m not limited to any areas. My experience with the programme has helped me learn a lot about teamworking skills as well as technical skills in IT, including with various types of hardware and software.”

Do you qualify for the programme?

In order to be able to join, we ask you are:

  • Over the age of 16
  • Based in the UK
  • Looking for a paid work opportunity
  • Professional and enthusiastic, with a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Able to satisfy entry requirements for a degree in Digital and Technology Solutions at one of our partner universities

Support and Development

Our support and development initiatives are catered to help you at every stage of your apprenticeship.

Wellbeing
Programme

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

Mentoring
Programme
FDM partners consultants with mentors based on their career aspirations and helps build long term professional development opportunities.

Online Learning and
Development Programme

Online Learning and
Development Programme
Virtual training, webinars and discussions are available to consultants, as well as e-learning platforms, including LinkedIn Learning and Intuition Know-How.

FDM
Networks

FDM
Networks
FDM Staff Networks are designed to offer a group for discussion around shared characteristics. They are employee-led and provide support for those in the community.

CEO
Communications

CEO
Communications
Our CEO, Rod Flavell, keeps us
up to date regularly through LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

Check out #RodsRoundUp videos to find out more.

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