Initiate positive change with the FDM Business Analysis Graduate Programme


Why choose the FDM Business Analysis Graduate Programme?

As a Business Analyst, you will bridge the gap between the technological and business side of an organisation. This involves taking responsibility for technology and process change initiatives, gathering requirements from stakeholders and translating them so that they are easily accessible and understood company-wide. Your role is crucial to the future development of a business, helping to streamline processes, increase efficiency and improve services.

The FDM Business Analysis Graduate Programme will provide you with expert training to prepare you for placements working with our leading clients. This could see you working with large organisations with global reach to design and develop breakthrough applications or software. You will connect with teams and stakeholders across the globe to implement valuable change or technological initiatives to benefit the organisation as a whole.

We will be there to support you every step of the way with career development programmes, mentoring, wellbeing services and much more. Find out more about our support system.

What you’ll do on the Business Analysis Graduate Programme at FDM

As an FDM Business Analyst, you will learn when and how to use a diverse range of business analysis tools and techniques, as well as best practices for working with stakeholders and dealing with documentation. We will provide you with training to develop your investigation and analysis skills to help you truly understand and solve any business problem at hand. This will involve both group and individual exercises to prepare you for real working scenarios.

You will also learn how to establish, document and model requirements. Modelling techniques will be taught to ensure you can effectively communicate these processes, and so that requirements can be acted upon to deliver value for the client. Stakeholder identification and management technique training will ensure you are also able to act appropriately with those involved in the change. Finally, you will receive the BCS Foundation certificate in Business Analysis to validate your skills and carry with you throughout your entire professional career.

After training, you will begin your placement working on-site with our prestigious clients and delve into exciting change initiative projects from day one.

Key skills for a Business Analyst

  • Attentive listener 
  • Ambitious Inquisitive 
  • Imaginative
  • Confident  
  • An excellent networker and team player
  • Passionate about a career in technology and business

Business Analysis career prospects

As a Business Analyst, you could progress into more senior roles, such as Senior or Lead Business Analyst, taking charge of leading teams to analyse, design and deliver requirements for ever more complex and larger changes.

As the scope of a Business Analyst role also encompasses the reasoning behind organisational change, you may also find yourself later transitioning to project management, or other business area management positions.

After developing and honing a highly sought-after skill set during your time on-site, you could go on to specialise in more specific areas of analysis. You may also end up having more technical exposure, and thus pursuing a role in technical or enterprise architecture.

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.”

Victoria Webster

Victoria Webster

Consultant at The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

Leeds Beckett University

“During my time in the academy I was able to develop new skills and gain qualifications which are now very critical in my role. While on-site, I’ve had the opportunity to lead on my own projects, which has allowed me to develop and gain further skills.”

Amy Kirkpatrick

Amy Kirkpatrick

Alumna

Glasgow Caledonian University

“My role covers many different aspects, from stakeholder engagement for requirement gathering to working closely with different technical areas to achieve a viable solution. It means that no day is the same. The volume of collaboration and interaction with others is something I really enjoy and being able to see the initial requirements turn out into technical output shows that the hard work has paid off.”

Do you qualify for the Business Analysis Graduate Programme?

Are you an ambitious and imaginative person, ready to kick-start your career? If so, then this could be the ideal opportunity for you. We do not expect you to have any prior experience in business or technology and we accept candidates from all disciplines, universities and backgrounds.

We also ask that you are:

  • Educated to degree level (2:2 or higher)
  • Passionate about a career in IT and business
  • Eligible to work in the UK or EU
  • An excellent communicator
  • 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

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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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 journey with FDM.

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 accordingly based on their career aspirations, and helps build long term professional development opportunities.

Online Learning and
Development Programme

Online Learning and
Development Programme
FDM partners consultants accordingly, based on their career aspirations, and helps build long term professional development opportunities.

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’.

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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.

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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.

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