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
Assessment Centre Coordinator
Robert Gordon University
Throughout my placement, I was involved in running the assessment centres and initiated a project to automate the process. As an International Business student, travelling to the Frankfurt office provided me with an international experience, enabling me to relate the theory I learned at university and put it into practise. At FDM, I found a new interest in programming and I now have the confidence to develop my technical skills. Everyone has been helpful and great to work with. If you have a vision, FDM will support you and let you accomplish it.
University of Bath
I’m proud to have completed challenging tasks such as producing fact sheets and reports for senior staff and the FDM executives. I also worked alongside the Business Intelligence team to manage Power BI dashboards. During my time at FDM I have improved not only my data analysis skills but also time management skills, which will be incredibly beneficial moving forward. I enjoyed working on new tasks that encouraged me to step outside of my comfort zone and boost my confidence in the workplace. My team made it very easy to settle in and enabled me to gain a wealth of knowledge from the get-go.
Royal Holloway University of London
I have learnt many valuable new skills during my placement year such as problem solving and technical skills and also improved my teamwork and interpersonal skills. Throughout my placement, I was exposed to various areas of the business and was able to apply what I have learnt at university to my work, which was extremely helpful. My team was amazing and everyone I’ve met at FDM is always ready to help and support their fellow colleagues.
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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