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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 Analyst Graduate Programme will provide you with accredited 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.
Find out more about how to become a Business Analyst.
Gain Tech Industry Gold credentials with FDM
Through our Tech Industry Gold accredited training, you will gain the technical expertise and employability skills to get you ready for your career in Business Analysis. Certified with Tech Industry Credentials to boost your CV and make it easy for employers to understand your value.
What you’ll do on the Business Analyst 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
- 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
University of Essex
A few weeks into my role, I was asked to take a lead on the UAT project. At that time, I had very little experience in the field, but through preparation and working closely with my immediate team, I was able to successfully run through the UAT for that month, something that has now become second nature in my work today. FDM gave me the opportunity to gain experience with their top clients, with ongoing support from the account managers to help track my progress.
University Of Wolverhampton
What I like the most about working in this field is that not every day is the same. You get to work on a variety of different projects and programs, and interact with a range of stakeholders which is a fantastic opportunity to network. FDM provided me with the essential knowledge and skills to become a successful Business Analyst. It introduced me to new business concepts such as ITIL and provided a global educational platform ‘LinkedIn Learning’ to help develop skills in my own time.
Enterprise Project Management Officer
I’m currently on my first project – governance of the Change Review Roadmap. Understanding the amount of work and processes that go into monitoring other projects in the bank has been particularly interesting to me as it requires in-depth foresight of many risks that you need to account for. My training with FDM helped me gain and nurture my PMO skills in a way that I’d never been able to do before. I was introduced to the Agile methodology as well as the Change Framework; both of which are key aspects of Digital Business Services in the bank.
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
- An excellent communicator
- Able to commit to the full 2-year graduate careers programme
- Eligible to work in the UK
First, submit your application and CV here.
A member of the FDM recruitment team will call you to discuss the programme and your career goals. This is also a good time to ask us any questions you may have about the programme. Find out how to ace this stage on our blog.
The video interview will help us get to know you better and give us the opportunity to ask you a few more questions. This can be completed from your computer, tablet or mobile phone. You can find our top tips on how to succeed in this stage of the process on our blog.
Final stage interview
The final stage interviews will give you the opportunity to visit the training centre and meet other graduates that you could be training with. At this stage, you will also be asked to complete a face-to-face strength-based interview that will consider your existing skills and potential for the role.
Register you interest for the Business Analysis Graduate Programme
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