Why choose the FDM Technical Operations Graduate Programme?
As a Technical Operations Analyst, you will be at the heart of both technical and business operations, providing critical support for an organisation’s IT estate, technical team and business users.
The FDM Technical Operations Graduate Programme will prepare you with specialised training in technical skills and operating methodologies, giving you the confidence to provide crucial support in a wide range of capacities. You will develop skills in Linux and Windows-based operating systems, SQL, Information Security and Networking as well as a strong troubleshooting ability working in practical labs and scenario-based projects.
Once trained, you will work with our clients as part of their integrated teams but will be fully supported by FDM to ensure you have everything you need to excel on-site.
What you’ll do on the Technical Operations Graduate Programme at FDM
As a Technical Operations Consultant, you will develop a deep understanding of how our clients’ business operates, how technology supports business operations and you will use this knowledge to work with the wider team on service improvements.
You will provide essential first and second line technical or security support, ensuring that the business-critical functions are always online and protected. This could include taking responsibility for a critical service or application, a function such as Service Desk or Release Management or focusing on a more specialist area such as infrastructure, environments, networking or security.
FDM will further improve your service support abilities, providing training in the Software Development Lifecycle and Service Management best practice using ITIL. This will prepare you with everything you need to tackle any scenario you may encounter and to make a positive impact in your new role.
Key skills for a Technical Operations Consultant
- Ability to work under pressure
- Logical problem solver
- Excellent customer service and communication skills
- High level of integrity to build and maintain trusting relationships
- Curiosity about technology and how things work
Technical Operations career prospects
With a knowledge of business and technical operations, you will find a lot of career opportunities open to you, which could lead to roles such as Chief Information Officer or Chief Technical Officer for an organisation.
Some specialist roles include:
- Site Reliably/Platform Engineer
- Service Manager
- Information Security Specialist
- Solutions Architect
- Cloud Engineer
What our consultants say
Support Specialist at Standard Chartered (China)
“My time on-site has allowed me to connect with other experienced individuals, expand my knowledge of computer systems, servers and coding, as well as advance my critical analysing skills. I am thankful to all the people that gave me endless support, particularly my account manager at FDM and my current team.”
Technical Operations Consultant at Hastings Insurance Services
Sheffield Hallam University
“Our team ensures that applications are working correctly for the business and most importantly the consumer. My role is crucial for the business, I have worked on several projects and knowing that I have played a key part excites me. The fact that there is always new work, issues and ideas means that my days can be completely different.”
Technical Operation Consultant at Capital One
University of Lincoln
“My role involves many different tasks, so no two days are the same. I look after the website infrastructure, which includes deploying code, patching servers, maintaining software, as well as general problem solving when things go wrong. The role is creative and it is very satisfying to see my work making a difference.”
Do you qualify for the Technical Operations Graduate Programme?
We’re looking for ambitious graduates with a real passion for technology. You don’t need any prior experience or a STEM degree. We welcome candidates from all degree subjects and universities. If you’re open to learning new skills and working in a fast-paced tech environment, then this could be the ideal opportunity for you. We also ask that you are:
- Educated to degree level (2:2 or higher)
- Passionate about a career in IT
- Eligible to work in the UK or EU
- An excellent communicator
- 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
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