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The FDM Graduate Programme

Our two-year graduate programme gives you the opportunity to kick-start your career in technology with some of the world’s largest and well-known organisations, including HSBC, Virgin Media, the Home Office, Channel 4 and many more.

Our graduate programmes begin with expert training courses, encompassing all the technical aspects of your chosen career path, as well as professional skills and working methodologies. Once you’ve completed your training, you’ll then be placed on our client’s sites as a qualified FDM Consultant, ready to get stuck into cutting-edge work.

As an FDM Consultant, you will work as an integral part of our clients teams on exciting projects which could involve complex trade applications for global banks, new applications to optimise key operational systems for airlines, developing new entertainment channels for broadcast media or helping to improve critical government services that millions of UK citizens depend on daily.

Our Career Programmes for Graduates

We offer a number of career opportunities and have helped thousands of people start their careers in tech through our two distinct training pathways:

The FDM Business Consulting Programme provides you with expert professional, technical and commercial training to give you the tools you need to succeed in the business world. Once training is complete, you will have the opportunity to work with our leading clients.

Our Business streams:
Business Analysis
Project Management
Risk, Regulation and Compliance
Salesforce Analyst

The FDM Technical Consulting Programme is designed to give graduates a headstart in their technical careers. Following an extensive training programme, you will be placed on-site with our renowned clients.

Our Technical streams:
Business Intelligence
Cloud Computing Engineering
Data Engineering
Robotic Process Automation
Salesforce Development
Software Development & Engineering
Software Testing
Technical Operations

How does it work?

The FDM Graduate Programme starts with a comprehensive 6-14 weeks of training through the FDM academy, led by our expert team, and offers the opportunity to achieve industry-recognised certifications depending on the career pathway you choose. The training will develop both your technical and professional skills and will allow you to experience an agile working environment where you will be presented with real world challenges to solve.

After successfully completing your training, you will begin your two-year career journey and will be placed with one of our global clients as an FDM Consultant. Here you will be able to gain invaluable hands-on experience and add some leading brands to your CV.

We provide you with ongoing support and guidance throughout your whole career journey: from the day you become an FDM trainee until the end of your placement as a fully-fledged consultant thriving on client site. Our goal is happy and successful placements for both our consultants and clients, which is why we will be there for you every step of the way.

Find out more about what’s different about the FDM graduate programme here.

An inclusive recruitment process

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and to open up a career in tech for a wide audience. We have taken the following steps to ensure an inclusive recruitment process:

What our consultants say

Zeeshan Malik

Zeeshan Malik

Financial Crime Analyst at St. James Place Management Services

University of Bradford

“I am currently responsible for ensuring the bank is in line with current Anti-Money Laundering procedures through transaction monitoring, threat detection and the analysis of customer data. From reviewing high cash deposits to periodic reviews on politicians, each day brings a new challenge which allows me to adapt my skills to what is required at the time and constantly stay engaged.”

Kieran Price

Kieran Price

Business Intelligence Developer at Drax Power

Durham University

“I really enjoy the variety of projects I get to work on on-site. I am also given the time to focus on my own professional development and take charge of my future. I currently run the PowerBI training at the company for users wanting to use this technology in their roles and it feels great to have this responsibility.”

Laura Battell

Laura Battell

RPA Developer at Capgemini UK

University of Chester

“While on-site I have been working on a project for Network Rail with another developer. Straight away I was able to develop, liaise with the SMEs and see a robot in a live system. As this project had three robots but only two developers, I also got to take over responsibility for one of these robots while it was successfully moved into the live system.”

Application process

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Apply online

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Simply submit your application and CV here to kick-start your FDM journey.

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Telephone interview

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Telephone interview

A member of the FDM recruitment team will call you to discuss the programme and your career goals. This is also a great opportunity for you to ask us any questions you might have and get a feel for FDM. Check out our blog for top tips for a telephone interview

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Video interview

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Video interview

During the video interview, we will ask you a few questions to find out more about you and your career goals. This can be completed from your computer, tablet or mobile phone. You can find our top tips on how to ace this stage of the interview on our blog.

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Online tests

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Online tests

Here you will undertake numerical, verbal reasoning and IT aptitude tests to assess your skill sets so we can make sure you are aligned to a role that matches your strengths.

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Final stage interview

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Final stage interview

This is your chance to meet the other graduates you could be training with and find out more about the programme. The interview will be a strength-based interview and will focus on your ability and potential rather than previous experience.

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Support and Development

We provide a range of support and development initiatives, offering career and personal guidance throughout your FDM journey.

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.

Consultant
Experience Partners

Consultant
Experience Partners
Consultants can receive support and career guidance from Consultant Experience Partners while working
on-site with our clients.

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.

Consultant
Peer Support

Consultant
Peer Support
Our Consultant Peer Support (CPS) Programme introduces new FDMers to those already working on-site, to help them settle into their new role.

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.

Employee
Recognition Awards

Employee
Recognition Awards
FDM are proud of our consultants achievements. We celebrate with company awards, including ‘Consultant of the Month’ and ‘Consultant of the Year’.

Consultant
Experience Events

Consultant
Experience Events
We host monthly virtual events to help keep us all connected and make sure everyone feels involved in the FDM community.

Employee
Engagement Surveys

Employee
Engagement Surveys
Our partner, Inpulse, help us create employee surveys, which enable us to gain a better understanding of our people’s views and help us take positive action to accommodate their needs.

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.

Graduate Careers FAQ

Graduate programmes are a type of entry-level job, designed for university graduates looking to get a foot in the door in their dream careers, without previous work experience in their chosen field. Typically, graduate programmes, or schemes, will include a training period followed by a work placement, or both simultaneously.

Graduate schemes can be highly competitive with just a few vacancies per 100+ applicants, especially for the top companies and growing industries. As such, application processes can be quite thorough with a number of rounds, psychometric tests and assessment days.

At FDM, we offer an inclusive recruitment process, consisting of an online application form, phone interview, video interview, online tests and final stage interview at our assessment centre. Our application process focuses on your strengths and potential for the role, rather than previous experience or what university you attended. Read our blogs on strength-based interviews and education vs experience for more information.

To apply for a graduate programme, a university degree is a must-have. Some employers may ask for a minimum grade, such as a First-Class or Upper Second-Class Honours degree (a 1st or a 2:1), and some may even require this to be from a Russell Group university.

At FDM, our graduate schemes are open to all graduates from any university, with a Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2) or higher. We do not expect you to have prior work experience or any other qualifications.

Although graduate programmes include extensive training, they are paid jobs with full-time salaries – unlike an internship. The salary for graduate programmes will vary depending on various factors, including your geographic location, chosen field, previous experience and your company, however can offer competitive pay and plenty of opportunities for quick progression.

A great graduate programme will consist of excellent training courses with additional learning aids and mentors, as well as a supportive network to help you navigate the working world, and make sure you’re happy throughout.

FDM offers a number of support and development programmes to do just that. From our employee-led community discussion groups to virtual training sessions and webinars, our teams are with you every step of the way.

Yes, a graduate scheme provides you with the opportunity to kickstart your career in a competitive industry without any experience, and even land an entry-level position in some of the top organisations. It offers countless professional development opportunities, invaluable training, the chance to make new business connections and set yourself up for a successful future career. You may even secure a permanent position within the company.