Business Consulting Graduate Programme

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


Why choose the FDM Business Graduate Programme?

At FDM, we will give you the opportunity, skills and support to launch your successful career through our acclaimed Business Graduate Programme. 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 Graduate Programme at FDM

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.

Programme career paths

Applications for our business programmes are currently paused. Register your interest and we will notify you as soon as they reopen.

Business Analysis

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Business Analysis

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 Officer

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Project Support Officer

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

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Risk, Regulation and Compliance

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?

We focus on hiring adaptable, passionate and ambitious individuals; 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 or EU
  • Geographically flexible within the UK
  • Able to support yourself financially during the training period
  • 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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Register your interest

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Register your interest

We will inform you as soon as applications for the programme open.

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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 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
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
Collaboration Platform

Consultant
Collaboration Platform
Our Consultant Collaboration Platform keeps FDM employees connected; they can socialise with each other and access helpful resources to aid learning and development.

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, helps 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.

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