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Why choose the Data Engineering Graduate Programme at FDM?
As a Data Engineer, you will play a crucial role in the design and creation of data-centric scalable solutions which are vital to helping an organisation understand their data and use it to facilitate growth. You will manage and process huge datasets and become an expert in distributed data storage and computing frameworks.
The FDM Data Engineering Graduate Programme will provide you with several weeks of intensive training, followed by the opportunity to work on-site with our prestigious clients. This could see you working with some of the biggest names in finance, energy and insurance, where you will process massive amounts of data every day, creating dataflows, managing data lakes, designing real-time streaming and batch-type data ingestion pipelines.
Our team will be there to help you throughout your entire journey. From day one of training, you will have a comprehensive support system available to you, including mentoring, wellbeing programmes and much more!
What you’ll do on the Data Engineering Graduate Programme
As an FDM Data Engineer, you will have many advanced tools and frameworks at your disposal which you will use to solve various complex data problems. During training, you will learn which tools and frameworks are best suited for different situations, as well as how to conduct data analysis and draw insights from datasets. You will work both individually and on group projects, in order to build collaboration skills and get a feel for the real working environment.
You will benefit from pivotal training in distributed storage and computing platforms, such as Hadoop software, as well as learn how to work with distributed file systems (HDFS), create data flows using PigLatin language and conduct data analysis. This involves learning a diverse range of languages, including SQL, HiveQL, Python and Spark, many of which you will work with on client sites. Alongside this, you will gain practical Excel training which is crucial to becoming a Data Engineer and a valuable skill to have in all technical fields.
After you have completed training, you will have the opportunity to apply everything you have learnt working with our clients on exciting projects, managing and interpreting data for industry-leading organisations.
Key Skills for a Data Engineer
- Highly analytical thought process
- Ability to conceptualise and break down problems
- Coding skills
- Passion for data analysis
- Attention to detail
- Skillful with people
- Ability to assimilate and propose own ideas
- Team player
Data Engineering Career prospects
Data Engineering is an extremely versatile career and offers countless opportunities for progression. You could pursue various senior roles, such as:
- Chief Data Engineer
- Senior Data Engineer
- Chief of Data Governance and Management
You will acquire a highly specialised skill set and develop expertise as a Data Engineer which will open many doors for you in your career, allowing you to enter a wide selection of specialist technical roles, such as:
- Data Solution Architect
- Technical Data Lead
- Data Manager
- Data Modeller
What our consultants say
University of Hertfordshire
FDM gave me the platform to kick-start my career in IT, but also access to big clients that I might not have been able to get into otherwise. The opportunity to work as a contractor also gave me the chance to find out if I liked the role and company before being able to commit to a permanent position.
Software Developer at Companies House
My current placement has been extremely beneficial for myself as both a developer and as a person working in the IT industry. I have gained a lot of knowledge and skills, but the best part has been the exposure I have had to different languages and systems.
I am currently responsible for designing, creating and testing data pipelines that carry essential data from multiple sources into a newly implemented cloud-based data platform. I have previously worked on automating manual data extraction from outdated/legacy data sources- it was very challenging to make the two systems communicate but an enjoyable challenge, nonetheless.
Do you qualify for the Data Engineering Graduate Programme?
Are you ready to pursue a career as a Data Engineer? If you’re an ambitious go-getter with a keen interest in data, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you. You don’t need to have any previous experience in tech or a STEM degree as we accept candidates from all backgrounds!
We also ask that you have the following:
- A degree-level qualification (2:2 or higher)
- Excellent communication skills
- A demonstrable interest in technology and business
- Able to commit to the full 2-year graduate careers programme
- Eligible to work in the UK
Could this be the ideal role for you? Apply now
Upload your application and CV here to get started.
A member of our recruitment team will get in touch with you to talk about the programme and find out more about your career goals. Please use the telephone interview as an opportunity to ask us any questions you may have about the programme.
The video interview gives us a chance to ask you a few more questions and help us get to know you better. This can be completed from your computer, tablet or mobile phone.
Final stage interviews
The final stage interviews give you the chance to meet fellow graduates that you could be training with and get a better feel for the programme. Here, you will also partake in a strength-based interview that will focus on your ability and potential for the role, rather than your prior experience.
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Support and development at FDM
We offer a range of support and development initiatives, designed to help you at every stage of your journey with FDM, from graduate to Data Engineer.