Make an impact with our Technical Graduate Programme

Offering you the opportunity to launch a career in tech with acclaimed multinational clients, award-winning training, hands-on experience and support programmes


Why choose the FDM Technical Graduate Programme?

The FDM Technical Graduate Programme offers you the opportunity to launch your successful career in tech.

Our training programme will equip you with everything you need to get started on breakthrough projects with our leading clients and make your mark. This could see you using next generation security tools to defend against increasingly sophisticated cyber-security threats, leveraging machine learning to predict and solve urgent issues affecting healthcare or climate change, as well as creating innovative digital experiences across a range of industries, including travel, finance and broadcast media.

We are looking for people who have a real passion for tech and innovation and you don’t need any prior technical experience to apply. There has never been a more exciting time to join the tech industry, so why not start now?

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What you’ll do on the Technical Graduate Programme

The FDM Technical Graduate Programme begins with a comprehensive training period to equip you with the skills you need to work with our clients. During training, you will learn what it’s like to work in a development environment, using an agile methodology to collaborate with cross-functional teams. You will work on dynamic challenges such as the delivery of real-world applications, ranging from web-based to machine learning and data science to quality assurance and cloud technologies. In addition, our training includes modules on professional skills to ensure you have the confidence to start making a difference for our clients on day one.

Once you’ve completed the training, we will place you with one of our industry-leading clients where you will work as a fully integrated member of their team. You will put your training into practice and gain valuable experience working on cutting-edge projects. What’s more, we will be here to support you through every step of your career journey with us.

Technical Graduate Programme career paths

Our programme is extremely versatile, so don’t worry if you’re unsure of what you’d like to specialise in yet.
Apply now to the FDM Technical Graduate Programme and we’ll provide you with guidance to help you choose.

Software Developers are the creative minds behind computer programmes. They are analytical problem solvers with a passion for technology. Their role is to develop cutting-edge software systems, as well as upgrade existing systems to resolve issues and improve efficiency. As an FDM Software Developer, you will use your coding and creative thinking skills to impact the development and delivery of technology solutions for our clients.

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Technical Operations Analysts are solutions-oriented and customer focused individuals who are comfortable working with people at all levels throughout the business, often in high-pressure environments. Their role is to manage and maintain vital IT infrastructure and to discover and communicate creative solutions to technical problems. As an FDM Technical Operations Consultant, you will learn the essential criteria to support an organisation’s operating activities.

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Robotic Process Automation (RPA) consultants work across the product lifecycle from data discovery to production and user acceptance testing. They are commercially focussed individuals trained in both technical and business disciplines including business analysis, coding, web applications and intensive RPA training.

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Business Intelligence consultants are customer-focused and solutions orientated. They help businesses make smarter data-driven strategic decisions through use of advanced data gathering and interpretation capabilities.

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As a Software Tester you will improve quality and reduce risk throughout the whole software development lifecycle. Your work will prevent live incidents, which, depending on the purpose of the software, could cause significant reputational damage, financial loss or even, in extreme cases, loss of life.

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What our consultants say

Zeeshan Malik

Zeeshan Malik

Financial Crime Analyst at St. James Place Management Services

University of Bradford

“I am currently responsible for ensuring the bank is in line with current Anti-Money Laundering procedures through transaction monitoring, threat detection and the analysis of customer data. From reviewing high cash deposits to periodic reviews on politicians, each day brings a new challenge which allows me to adapt my skills to what is required at the time and constantly stay engaged.”

Kieran Price

Kieran Price

Business Intelligence Developer at Drax Power

Durham University

“I really enjoy the variety of projects I get to work on on-site. I am also given the time to focus on my own professional development and take charge of my future. I currently run the PowerBI training at the company for users wanting to use this technology in their roles and it feels great to have this responsibility.”

Laura Battell

Laura Battell

RPA Developer at Capgemini UK

University of Chester

” While on-site I have been working on a project for Network Rail with another developer. Straight away I was able to develop, liaise with the SMEs and see a robot in a live system. As this project had three robots but only two developers, I also got to take over responsibility for one of these robots while it was successfully moved into the live system.”

Do you qualify for the FDM Technical Graduate Programme?

Are you an ambitious and driven graduate with a passion for technology? Then you’re exactly what we’re looking for at FDM. You don’t need to have a background in tech, we welcome candidates from all degree subjects and universities and you do not require any prior experience. If you’re open to learning new skills and working in exciting new environments, then this could be the perfect role for you. You will also need to be:

  • Educated to degree level
  • An excellent communicator
  • Eligible to work in the UK or EU
  • 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

Want to find out more about a career in technology? Join us at one of our upcoming online events. Click here to find out more. 

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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International Opportunities

We have opportunities for international students to start their careers throughout the Asia Pacific region

Support and Development

Our goal is to ensure happy and successful placements, which is why we have several support programmes in place to do just that. From learning and development to engagement and networking to wellbeing programmes, we’ll be with you every step of the way you at every stage of your journey.

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, 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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