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 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.
Find out more about how to become a Business Analyst.
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
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.”
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.”
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
- An excellent communicator
- Geographically flexible within the UK
- 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.
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