Business Consulting Graduate Programme

Launch your career in Business Consulting, with award-winning training, support programmes and hands-on experience working with acclaimed multinational clients


Why choose the FDM Business Consulting Graduate Programme?

At FDM, we will give you the opportunity, skills and support to launch your successful career through our acclaimed Business Graduate Scheme. Following our renowned training programme, you will have the knowledge and confidence to work as an FDM Business Consultant with our industry-leading clients.

Every year, we launch the careers of thousands of graduates across the globe who go on to work with our clients on exciting tech projects. This could be influencing multi-million pound ventures or helping to develop cutting-edge technologies and applications.

As an FDM Business Consultant, you’ll work as a fully integrated member of our clients’ teams, allowing you to have a positive impact and make a real difference.

What you’ll do on the Business Consulting Graduate Programme

Our extensive training programme will equip you with the skills and confidence you need for a real step up in your career, covering both technical and commercial modules, as well as professional skills.

After completing the FDM Business Graduate Programme foundational training, you will be offered two distinct routes. You can follow the Risk, Regulation and Compliance pathway or the Business Consultant pathway, where you will train to enter a role as either a Project Support Officer or a Business Analyst.

Once trained, you will be placed on-site with one of our clients and get started on the exciting projects they have in store for you.

Read more about pursuing a job as Business Analyst and Project Support Officer.

Business Consulting Graduate Programme career paths

Of the three pathways available, you might already have a clear idea which specialisation you would like to pick, or you might not be sure which career path suits you best. If you’re uncertain, apply to our Business Graduate Programme and we will provide you with guidance and information to help you decide.
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Business Analysts are solution finders and problem solvers. Their role is to work with teams and departments across the business, gathering requirements and developing a deep understanding of an issue or opportunity. As an FDM Business Analyst, you will play an instrumental role at the heart of an organisation, giving critical insight into the design, development and delivery of projects to drive improvements or growth.

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Project Support Officers (PSO) are programme organisers and people co-ordinators, working closely with Project Managers to plan, direct and drive forward key projects. As an FDM PSO you will directly impact the efficiency and effectiveness of important company-wide projects, and have a broad influence across all departments.

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Risk, Regulation and Compliance Analysts (RRC) are forecasters and navigators. Working mainly in the financial sector, they use their commercial knowledge and experience to identify potential risks, safeguard assets against threat and analyse an organisation’s capacity for success within the industry. As an FDM RRC Analyst, you will play a strategic role predicting trends and future changes to ensure a business remains viable, profitable and safe.

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What our consultants say

Ashton George

Ashton George

Business Analyst at Netcompany UK

University of Sussex

“FDM provided a platform and foundation for me to practice my passion for IT and I am now in my third year as a consultant. In my time on-site at the Home Office, I have been involved in two critical Agile projects impacting all departments within the organisation.”

Jack Donnelly

Jack Donnelly

KYC Analyst at Deutsche Bank Ireland

Newcastle University

“My main responsibilities are the management of clients in the UAE and Qatar as well as Risk Management and Compliance focusing on Terrorist Financing and Money Laundering within Commercial Investment Banking. FDM gave me the opportunity to move abroad and work in Dublin, which has been a fantastic experience.”

Chloe Coffin

Chloe Coffin

Member of the CIO’s Office at British Airways

University of Exeter

“My daily activities involve engagement with stakeholders, governance of the IT department and Risk Management. During the implementation of a new Risk Management process across the whole IT department, I had the chance to work alongside very senior people which has increased my network and given me a great understanding of the department as a whole.”

Do you qualify for the FDM Business Graduate Programme?

At FDM, we focus on hiring adaptable, passionate and ambitious individuals who really want to make a difference for our clients. It is your drive that matters, not the details of your degree. That’s why we welcome candidates from all degree subjects and universities and no prior experience is needed.

If you are excited about starting your career in business, particularly within a tech environment, apply now. You will need to be:

  • Educated to degree level (2:2 or higher)
  • An excellent communicator
  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • Geographically flexible within the UK
  • Able to commit to the full 2-year graduate careers programme

Want to find out more about a career in technology? Join us at one of our upcoming online events. Click here to find out more. 

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 aspirations. Read our top tips for a telephone interview to find out how to ace this stage. This is also a great opportunity for you to ask us any questions you might have and get a feel for FDM.

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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 interviews

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Final stage interviews

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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International Opportunities

We have opportunities for international students to start their careers throughout the Asia Pacific region

Support and Development

Our goal is to ensure happy and successful placements, which is why we have several support programmes in place to do just that. From learning and development to engagement and networking to wellbeing programmes, we’ll be with you every step of the way.

Wellbeing
Programme

Wellbeing
Programme
The online wellbeing portal includes access to a variety of useful resources including access to professional guidance and advice. We also have a number of Wellbeing Ambassadors throughout the FDM community.

Consultant
Experience Partners

Consultant
Experience Partners
Dedicated Consultant Experience Partners provide additional support and career guidance for our consultants while they are on client site.

Mentoring
Programme

Mentoring
Programme
The mentoring programme matches people based on their career aspirations with those who have demonstrable experience and expertise.

Online Learning and
Development Programme

Online Learning and
Development Programme
Our consultants have access to a range of virtual training sessions, webinars and discussions 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 connects new and existing FDMers already working with the client to help them settle in their new environment.

FDM
Networks

FDM
Networks
FDM Staff Networks are employee led resource groups to support and raise awareness around specific shared characteristics.

Employee
Recognition Awards

Employee
Recognition Awards
We continuously recognise and celebrate our people’s achievements through company awards such as ‘Consultant of the Month’ and ‘Consultant of the Year’.

Consultant
Collaboration Platform

Consultant
Collaboration Platform
Yammer provides all FDM employees with a virtual platform to connect and socialise with each other.

Consultant
Experience Events

Consultant
Experience Events
We host a variety of virtual events each month to connect with our people and ensure everyone feels a part of the FDM community.

Employee
Engagement Surveys

Employee
Engagement Surveys
We partner with survey provider Inpulse to create employee surveys, so we can understand the views of our people and how we can take positive action to adjust to their needs.

CEO
Communications

CEO
Communications
Our CEO, Rod Flavell, shares frequent business updates with us
through LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

You can follow some of #RodsRoundUp videos to find out more.

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