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:
Risk, Regulation and Compliance
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:
Cloud Computing Engineering
Robotic Process Automation
Software Development & Engineering
How does it work?
The FDM Graduate Programme starts with a comprehensive 8-14 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:
- Everyone who interviews applicants for our careers programme has undergone unconscious bias training.
- Our recruitment processes focus on the potential of the candidate rather than previous experience.
- We accept applications from all degrees and universities and encourage candidates from a non-STEM background to consider a career in tech.
- We deliver practical upskilling sessions for people to unlock their technical skills
- We actively look to hire people from a diverse range of backgrounds – 53% of our UK graduate consultants are from a people of colour background.
- 88% of our UK graduate consultants attended a state school and 40%* were the first in their family to go to university.
- There are 90+ nationalities working together as a team, across FDM globally.
What our consultants say
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.
Business Intelligence Developer at Drax Power
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.
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.
Simply submit your application and CV here to kick-start your FDM journey.
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
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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