Why choose the FDM Software Development Graduate Programme?
The FDM Software Development and Engineering Graduate Scheme combines expert training and support programmes with professional experience working as an FDM Consultant with our leading clients.
From your first day at FDM, you will have access to a comprehensive support network, including mentors, technical experts, our wellbeing programme and a global community of other FDM developers.
What you’ll do on the Software Development Graduate Programme at FDM
Once on client site, you will help to create new and innovative digital experiences spanning a wide range of sectors. This could be anything from working on complex trade applications for global banks and new entertainment channels for broadcast media to improving critical government services that millions of UK citizens depend on daily.
Check out our blog for more information about why you should consider a career in Software Development and how to get into Software Development.
You will benefit from several weeks of intensive training to prepare you for your role on-site with our clients. During the training, you will have the opportunity to work on simulated real-world projects, as part of cross-functional scrum teams, using an agile working methodology. The training mirrors the client environment and ensures that you have the skills and knowledge as well as tangible experience to kick-start your career as a Software Engineer.
Key skills for a Software Developer
- Strong analytical capability
- Logical and natural problem solver
- Creative mindset
- Team player
- Attention to detail
- Excellent written and verbal communication
Software Development career prospects
Once you have finished your training with us, you will have a highly sought-after skill set and experience in a technical role that requires high levels of expertise, opening a number of exciting alternative future career paths to you.
A career in Software Development is incredibly varied and comes with fantastic career progression opportunities such as:
- Lead Developer
- Technical Architect
- Chief Information Officer
Or you could progress into specialist roles such as:
- Applications Developer
- Games Developer
- Web Developer
- Systems Developer
- Cloud Engineer
What our consultants say
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.”
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.”
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 Software Developer Graduate Programme?
We’re looking for ambitious and enthusiastic individuals with an analytical mindset and a real passion for technology to join our Software Development Graduate Scheme. There’s no need for any prior tech experience and we accept applicants from all degree subjects! We also ask that you are:
- 2:2 honours degree or higher
- Eligible to work in the UK
- An excellent communicator
- Able to commit to a two-year contract upon completion of the training
- Open to re-locating nationally based on project specifications and client requirements
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Simply submit your application and CV here to kick-start your FDM journey.
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
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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