Business Intelligence Graduate Programme


Why choose the Business Intelligence Graduate Programme at FDM?

In today’s technologically focused world, the success of most organisations lies in how they use historical, current and predictive data. As a Business Intelligence Analyst, you will use your investigative and problem-solving skills to analyse data, uncover trends, spot opportunities and make predictions that deliver actionable insights.

The FDM Business Intelligence Graduate Programme will provide you with specialist training to prepare you to work with our industry leading clients. You will be a critical link between business users and the data they need to make decisions and as such, you will develop excellent technical and business capabilities.

We provide a comprehensive programme of support and engagement for our consultants. From mentoring, to learning and development, to networking groups, we’ll be with you every step of the way.

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What you’ll do as a Business Intelligence Analyst at FDM

We will provide dedicated training to prepare you for your role as an FDM Business Intelligence Consultant. You will establish a solid understanding of databases and the standards used to query them, as well as additional database formats. You will learn the central concept of data warehousing and review the benefits of the different data model approaches and how to use different tools such as SSIS and Power BI, as well as develop a strong grounding in SQL.

Once on client site, you may be working with vast sets of data or using the latest technology or machine learning to gather pivotal insight before communicating your analysis to the high-level decision-makers of global businesses.

Key skills for a Business Intelligence Analyst

  • Highly analytical
  • Strong communicator
  • Able to assimilate and propose your own ideas
  • High attention to detail

  • Take pride in the accuracy and quality of your work
  • An excellent team player
  • Passionate about IT and business

Business Intelligence career prospects

A career in Business Intelligence is incredibly versatile and offers fantastic career progression opportunities such as:

  • Senior Business Intelligence Developer
  • Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Senior ETL Developer
  • Director of Business Intelligence

As a Business Intelligence Analyst, you will have a highly sought-after skill set and excellent commercial experience that will open a number of future career paths and opportunities for you.

What our consultants say

Kieran Price

Kieran Price

Business Intelligence Developer at Drax Power

Durham University

“I am part of a 3-man BI developer team and my main duties are revolved around reporting, particularly PowerBI and SSRS. Some of my day to day activities include project work, report building and maintenance and understanding user requirements for reporting purposes. I enjoy the variety of projects and the work I get to do. I’m currently responsible for running the PowerBI training at the company for users wanting to use this technology in their roles.”

Grainne Kennedy

Grainne Kennedy

Alumna

National University of Ireland Galway

“I have been part of a Scrum team responsible for creating a strategic risk platform to enable enhanced risk reporting for the business. My role has involved data analysis, design and creation of a database and providing detailed mappings for the ETL process, bringing data from source to target. I am continuously challenged every day and I have learned so much in the short time I’ve been here.”

Rachel Aspey

Rachel Aspey

Alumna

Newcastle University

“The two things I enjoy the most in my role are constantly meeting and working with new people from different areas of the business and using SQL to investigate data in the warehouse in order to solve problems.”

Do you qualify for the programme?

We’re looking for driven graduates to join the FDM community and contribute their talents to the tech world. You don’t need any previous technology experience or a STEM degree. If you’ve got the ambition and passion for tech, this could be the perfect role for you.

We also ask that you have the following:

  • A degree level qualification (minimum 2:2 required)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A demonstrable interest in technology and business
  • The ability to be geographically flexible depending on client location
  • Ability to support yourself financially during training

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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 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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Support and Development

Our support and development initiatives are catered to help you at every stage of your journey, from graduate to Business Intelligence Analyst.

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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