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Why choose the Project Management Graduate Programme at FDM?
As an FDM Project Management Consultant, you will plan, manage and execute important projects from start to finish, keeping them on track and ensuring their success.
The FDM Project Management Programme will provide you with accredited training to work with our clients in one of two distinct functions: either as a PMO Analyst, working in a central function, providing assurances and governance over a number of projects across a portfolio or programme, or as a Project Support Officer, helping to deliver a project alongside a Project Manager. In both cases, you will be heavily involved in project planning, scheduling, risk management, stakeholder management, progress and budget tracking.
We provide support at every stage of your career with us to ensure you have all the guidance you need to thrive in your new role. Find out more about our support system.
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 Project Management. 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 Project Management Graduate Programme
As an FDM Project Management Consultant, you will learn the drivers of business change and how to initiate, plan, control and monitor the delivery of a project. Working alongside more experienced Project Management professionals, you will develop a deep understanding of the Project Life Cycle, Waterfall and Agile methodologies and how to accelerate and support a change initiative to completion.
A career in Project Management could see you working with large clients in many different sectors, executing digital transformation initiatives or supporting organisational structural change. You may be responsible for managing internal projects, such as the implementation of a new CRM system like Salesforce or Workday, or supporting the development of customer-focused software and solutions.
Key skills for a Project Manager
- Great organisational skills
- Logical thinker
- Attentive listener
- Strong networking skills
Project Management career prospects
By pursuing this career path, there are opportunities along the hierarchy of the Project Management structure, such as Senior Project Manager, Programme Manager and eventually Portfolio Lead. Many of our consultants working within Governance have progressed into roles as PMO Leads.
Through working across a range of projects, you will develop contextual knowledge within your industry as well as in a technical specialism e.g. Data, Analytics, Cloud, Infrastructure, Software Development.
What our consultants say
University of Leicester
I trained in the Project Management pathway and secured my placement with one of the clients in the government sector in the UK. Working as a Business Analyst in the tech industry has many interesting facets to it. Business Analysts have a role to play in most parts of the project, from discovery to documentation and implementation. Because of this, we tend to face new challenges daily, and being able to apply the core business analysis skills learn during my FDM training to solve such problems is enjoyable and rewarding.
University of Leeds
I currently work as the UK & Americas Lead for Communication, Training and Marketing for a leading banking group, contributing to the success of the company’s app. I love working in tech because everyday is different and I had the chance to work with people from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures and skills. FDM provided me with an invaluable opportunity to break into this field and gain the experience I want to broaden and develop my career.
After training in PMO, I was able to secure a number of placements with different clients, which allowed me to gain experience, develop a wide range of skills and identify my strengths and interests. Each placement has been a different experience for me, which helped me develop a wide range of skills and better identify my strengths and interests. Considering I started with no work experience at all coming out of university, I’m very happy to now be in a position where I know my strengths and I have confidence in the work I’m part of.
Do you qualify for the Project Management Graduate Programme?
If you are an ambitious and enthusiastic graduate with exceptional organisational skills, this could be the role for you! No prior Project Management experience is required and we welcome applicants from all degree disciplines and backgrounds.
We do ask that you are:
- Educated to degree level (2:2 or higher)
- An excellent communicator
- Passionate about a career in technology and business
- Able to commit to the full 2-year graduate careers programme
- Eligible to work in the UK
Simply submit your application and CV here to kick-start your FDM journey.
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
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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