Kick-start your career with our 12-Month Placement Programme


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 2021/2022

Academy Administrator London Apply
Graduate Recruitment Coordinator and Analyst London Apply
Data Analyst London Apply
Commercial Analyst London Apply
Commercial Analyst Leeds Apply
People Team Assistant Leeds Apply
Junior Developer Leeds Apply
Recruitment, Marketing and Events Assistant Leeds Apply
Recruitment and University Partnerships Coordinator Glasgow Apply

All roles will be located within an FDM centre in either London, Leeds or Glasgow.

What our placement students say

Elliott Cattrall

Elliott Cattrall

Marketing Management

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!”

Rebecca Wheildon

Rebecca Wheildon

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.”

Kirsty Matthews

Kirsty Matthews

International Business

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

Application process

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Apply online

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Apply online

Simply submit your application by applying to one of roles here.

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Video interview

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Video 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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Assessment day

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Assessment day

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.

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Support and Development

Our support and development initiatives are catered to help you at every stage of your placement.

Wellbeing
Programme

Wellbeing
Programme
Our online wellbeing portal provides a range of helpful resources, including professional guidance and advice. Consultants also have support from Wellbeing Ambassadors throughout the FDM community.

Consultant
Experience Partners

Consultant
Experience Partners
Consultants can receive support and career guidance from Consultant Experience Partners while working
on-site with our clients.

Mentoring
Programme

Mentoring
Programme
FDM partners consultants with mentors based on their career aspirations and helps build long term professional development opportunities.

Online Learning and
Development Programme

Online Learning and
Development Programme
Virtual training, webinars and discussions are available to consultants, as well as e-learning platforms, including LinkedIn Learning and Intuition Know-How.

Consultant
Peer Support

Consultant
Peer Support
Our Consultant Peer Support (CPS) Programme introduces new FDMers to those already working on-site, to help them settle into their new role.

FDM
Networks

FDM
Networks
FDM Staff Networks are designed to offer a group for discussion around shared characteristics. They are employee-led and provide support for those in the community.

Employee
Recognition Awards

Employee
Recognition Awards
FDM are proud of our consultants’ achievements. We celebrate with company awards, including ‘Consultant of the Month’ and ‘Consultant of the Year’.

Consultant
Collaboration Platform

Consultant
Collaboration Platform
Our Consultant Collaboration Platform keeps FDM employees connected; they can socialise with each other and access helpful resources to aid learning and development.

Consultant
Experience Events

Consultant
Experience Events
We host monthly virtual events to help keep us all connected and make sure everyone feels involved in the FDM community.

Employee
Engagement Survey

Employee
Engagement Survey
Our partner, Inpulse, helps us create employee surveys, which enable us to gain a better understanding of our people’s views and help us take positive action to accommodate their needs.

CEO
Communications

CEO
Communications
Our CEO, Rod Flavell, keeps us
up to date regularly through LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

Check out #RodsRoundUp videos to find out more.

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