Challenge yourself with the FDM Data Engineering Graduate Programme


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

Frank Yang

Frank Yang

Mobile Applications Developer at BP International

University of Edinburgh

“My team is responsible for implementing industry leading development practices within the business. During my two and half years here, I have worked on various mobile apps and automation pipelines whilst enabling other standalone teams to do the same.”

Swetha Thanabalasingam

Swetha Thanabalasingam

Software Developer at Companies House

Brunel University

“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.”

Oliver Daniels

Oliver Daniels

Software Engineer at Lloyds Banking Group

University of Essex

“I work with the react.js framework to build front-end apps for the bank and on-site, I am treated like a permanent member of the group.”

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

  • Geographically flexible within the UK
  • 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

Application process

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Apply online

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Telephone interview

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Telephone interview

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.

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Video interview

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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.

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Online tests

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Online tests

You will be asked to complete online numerical, verbal reasoning and IT aptitude tests which will help us assess your existing skills and make sure the role is the right fit for you.

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Final stage interviews

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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.

Wellbeing
Programme

Wellbeing
Programme
Our online wellbeing portal provides valuable resources to our consultants, such as one-to-one professional guidance and support from FDM Wellbeing Ambassadors.

Consultant
Experience Partners

Consultant
Experience Partners
Consultant Experience Partners are on hand to provide support and career advice to FDM Consultants during their time working with our clients on-site.

Mentoring
Programme

Mentoring
Programme
Our mentoring programme partners new consultants with mentors with similar career aspirations to help build long-term professional development opportunities within the FDM community. Online Learning and Development

Online Learning and
Development Programme

Online Learning and
Development Programme
We offer virtual training sessions, webinars, discussions and e-learning platforms for all our consultants, including access to LinkedIn Learning and Intuition Know-How.

Consultant
Peer Support

Consultant
Peer Support
Our Consultant Peer Support (CPS) Programme introduces new FDM consultants with those already working on client site, to help them settle in their new role and working environment.

FDM
Networks

FDM
Networks
FDM Networks are support groups led by our employees which are available to all our consultants to join and create discussion around shared characteristics and experiences or seek advice.

Employee
Recognition Awards

Employee
Recognition Awards
At FDM, we take pride in our consultants’ achievements and make sure to celebrate them with company awards, such as ‘Consultant of the Month’ and ‘Consultant of the Year’.

Consultant
Collaboration Platform (SAP JAM)

Consultant
Collaboration Platform (SAP JAM)
SAP Jam is the virtual platform we use to provide somewhere for the FDM community to socialise with each other, as well as access helpful resources and learning aids to support their career journey.

Consultant
Experience Events

Consultant
Experience Events
At FDM, we aim to create a community where everyone feels involved. That’s why we host virtual events every month to give Consultants the opportunity to get to know one another and keep connected.

Employee
Engagement Surveys

Employee
Engagement Surveys
We have partnered with Inpulse to create employee surveys which help us understand our people and work proactively to improve our services and accommodate their needs.

CEO
Communications

CEO
Communications
Our CEO, Rod Flavell, makes sure to keep us all regularly updated through his LinkedIn round-up videos. Check out #RodsRoundUp to find out more.

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