Shape your future career
Do you want to start your professional career in a global FTSE 250 company? FDM’s versatile 12-month student placement programme provides you with access to our award-winning graduate training and the opportunity to gain valuable commercial experience. From the moment you join one of our teams, you will become a crucial part of the organisation, delivering real value to the business.
Your role will see you working with teams that include IT Development, Sales, Recruitment, Marketing, Data Analysis and Human Resources and will provide day-to-day support of FDM’s purpose of creating and inspiring exciting careers.
Gain professional experience and build your skills as part of your degree
Some examples of the tasks that you can be involved in include: creating global reporting for departments to be sent to the board of directors, managing campaigns on social media, developing and engaging with CSR initiatives and building bespoke web applications to enable users across the business to do even more to support FDM Consultants.
In addition, all placement students have access to our award-winning Graduate Programme and can take part in modules such as Professional Skills, Excel, SQL, Project Support, Web Applications and many more. By completing these modules, you will learn valuable skills that will help you not only throughout your placement, but also set you up for the successful completion of your university degrees and start of a professional career.
12-month placement opportunities for 2022/2023
What our placement students say
University of Lincoln
I’ve had the chance to work on some really cool projects and I’ve learned so much. The team I worked with was great, everyone was welcoming and driven to achieve our goals as a team. I’m sure that the new placement students be treated with the same openness and respect they did for me. The ‘new me’ is in for a great placement!
Human Resource Management
Robert Gordon University
As part of my placement I worked with people from across the business to produce critical reports, so learning how to manage these stakeholders was vital. In addition, I worked with some of the other placement students on a project to help improve the mental health and wellbeing of graduate consultants. We carried out focus groups and surveys to collect data, which we then presented to the HR team, together with our recommendations.
Nottingham Trent University
My role as an analyst enabled me to work with numerous departments across the business, liaising with stakeholders and senior management whilst assisting the sales team. This placement has meant I have been able to use my textbook theoretical knowledge and apply it to real life business situations.
Do you qualify for the FDM Undergraduate Placement Programme?
We seek the brightest, best and most eager undergraduates. Here are some of the qualities we look for in successful applicants.
- An undergraduate registered on a four-year sandwich/industrial placement degree
- Professional and enthusiastic, with a ‘can-do’ attitude
- Demonstrable interest in working in the IT sector
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- An analytical approach to problem solving
- Ambitious, with great ideas and ready to take up a challenge
Simply submit your application by applying to one of roles here.
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.
Your assessment day will start with a brief introduction to the business, followed by one or two interviews with members of the department that you will be working in. Finally, you will be asked to complete a written or technical assessment linked to the role that you have applied to.
Support and Development
Our support and development initiatives are catered to help you at every stage of your placement.
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