Cloud Graduate Programme
in collaboration with AWS re/Start

Deliver cutting edge solutions to businesses with the FDM Cloud Graduate Programme in collaboration with AWS re/Start


Why become an FDM Cloud Graduate in the AWS re/Start programme?

FDM has teamed up with AWS re/Start to offer a full-time skills development programme, open to graduates who are looking to jumpstart their career working in Cloud Computing Engineering.

The AWS Cloud and IT Fundamentals online training will allow you to gain the technical skills you need for an entry-level cloud role. You will have the opportunity to learn through real-world, scenario-based applications, labs and coursework, while also focusing on professional skills such as adaptive communication, time management, resume building, and interviewing to prepare for employer meeting and interviews.

You will acquire Cloud Computing skills and prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Certification with complimentary access to practice and full exams. After you’ve successfully passed, you will be connected with one of our FDM clients and help you transition into your new working life.

From day one, you will also have access to a comprehensive support network, including mentors, technical experts, our wellbeing programme and a global community of other FDM Cloud Computing Engineers.

What you’ll do in the AWS re/Start programme with FDM

Upon completion of the AWS re/Start program skills development and job training, you will have gained a variety of skills to prepare you for your new entry role in Cloud Computing Engineering. You will then be placed with one of our industry leading clients as a fully-fledged FDM consultant, where you will work as a fully integrated member of their team. You will put your training into practice and acquire valuable hands-on experience working on a range of cutting-edge projects to create new cloud environments which meet business requirements. 

As an entry-level Cloud Computing Engineer, you will be supporting all technological tasks involving Cloud Computing Engineering and help large organisations make the shift from traditional IT methods. Your work will directly benefit the productivity and performance of an organisation by providing speedy, reliable and secure computing resources.

Want to find out more about a career in Cloud Computing? Learn more in this video.

Key skills for a Cloud Computing Engineer

  • Passion for learning outside of your current knowledge set as the industry develops
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to build relationships and to understand business stakeholder requirements and context
  • Interest in understanding how technology components interrelate to each other and ensure systems are running smoothly
  • Logical approach with the ability to break large complex problems down into smaller components

Cloud Computing Engineering career prospects

Individuals graduating from the FDM Cloud Graduate Programme in collaboration with AWS re/Start are ready for roles in several areas, including:

  • General IT: IT technician (rack/stack, basic configurations, execute configurations directed, and designed by others)
  • Data Centre Technician
  • IT support (first line of triage in simple infrastructures and core AWS services)
  • Automation of simple tasks through Python scripting, including in an AWS core services environment
  • Basic networking configurations
  • Simple AWS core services configurations

Graduates have the foundational skills to progress to work on more advanced tasks after a few months on the job. Below are some examples:

  • Customer support (progressively complex triage scenarios)
  • Software Engineering / Junior DevOps, automating tasks of growing complexity
  • Supporting cloud deployment (configuration, automation, and debugging)
  • Development and/or automation on AWS

Do you qualify for the programme?

Do you think you’ve got what it takes to pursue a career in Cloud Computing Engineering? At FDM, we’re looking for ambitious individuals with a passion for technology to join the team. We accept candidates from all backgrounds – you don’t need any prior experience or a STEM degree. We ask that you are:

  • Educated to degree level (2:2 or higher)
  • Eligible to work in the UK or EU
  • Passionate about launching a career in IT
  • Able to support yourself financially during the training period
  • Willing to commit to a 2-year placement on client site
  • Geographically flexible when it comes to where you are placed in the UK

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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Video 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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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 interview

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Final stage interview

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 Cloud Computing Engineer.

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
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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