Why choose the Returners Programme at FDM?
At FDM, we offer you the opportunity to step back into a rewarding and successful career. Whether it has been 1 year or 20 years, our Returners Programme is dedicated to supporting professionals who have taken a career break or have been furloughed, to help them on their journey back to work.
Our renowned training will refresh and expand your existing skill set, ensuring you feel fully confident to return to the workplace and prepare you for your new role as an FDM consultant. After 7 weeks of training you will be placed with our industry-leading clients to work as part of their teams. This could see you working on leading edge digital transformation projects, cloud computing, data migration, creating new platforms, or delivering business process improvements.
A supported journey back to work
The FDM Return to Work Scheme offers you much more than just training and experience, we will also provide comprehensive support throughout. Our expert teams, many of whom are returners themselves, understand how daunting it can be when you’re looking to return after a break and will be with you every step of the way.
Our support programmes include wellbeing and mentoring programmes, as well as support for flexible working arrangements should you require them, to help you transition swiftly and confidently back to the working world.
Tech Returners Programme
This Programme is specifically designed for experienced software developers to return to work as Mid-Senior or Lead Developers. Our instructor-led and project-based training will be carried out within the Scrum framework and will refresh your skills in all the programming languages, getting you job ready in weeks.
What you’ll be doing on the Returners Programme
The FDM Returners Programme begins with expert training, designed to reconnect you with your existing skills, refresh your knowledge, update your terminology and equip you with industry-recognised qualifications. It covers professional skills, as well as business and tech specific training, and our agile training style ensures you are prepared for any career path ahead of you.
Once you’ve completed training, you will have the opportunity to showcase your skills working on-site with our leading clients. Many returners go into Business Analysis or Project Management roles, however if you come from a legal, training, financial or accounting background, we will help find a role to best suit you.
Read our day in the life of an FDM Returner for more information.
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What our consultants say
Service Lead for Payments
Fraud and Financial Crime
“My experience with FDM has been really positive. Through the Returners Programme and the experience gained in my first year I’ve been able to access an entirely new sector which would have been difficult otherwise.”
Senior Business Analyst
“After an extended career break, the Returners Programme at FDM offered me the opportunity to re-skill and up-skill and then get back to work. I have hit the ground running, made new friends and built new networks that will stay with me for the rest of my career.”
Project Management Office
“The training and support I received on the Returners Programme has enhanced my confidence to re-join the workforce. I would recommend FDM to anyone wanting to re-join the workforce or changing career track.”
“The opportunity that FDM offered me was an actual realisation of my dream of being able to go back to work after eight years and having the confidence to do so. I was worried that I didn’t have anything to offer and I was out of date but FDM showed me that I had what I needed all along and upskilled me to even make me a better version of myself.”
Do you qualify for the FDM Returners Programme?
With FDM, there’s no need to hide your career gap: we are actively looking for individuals with at least a year out of work to join our client’s teams and bring unique perspectives and experiences. If you are passionate about technology and business and are ready to get back to work, then this could be the ideal role for you.
We ask that you have the following:
- A minimum of 1 year career break (including furlough)
- 5 years of previous commercial experience, which includes experience in Business Analysis, Project Management, Project Support, Accounting, Law or Finance
- An interest in becoming a Business Consultant
- Ability to commit to FDM for 2 years after training
- Availability to work in a full-time role
Join an open morning
We encourage you to join one of our open mornings to find out more about the programme and how it can support your journey back to work.
Simply submit your application and CV here to get started with FDM and relaunch your career.
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