Diversity and Inclusion
Rod Flavell, CEO, FDM Group
Supporting Social Mobility
FDM has been ranked one of the top 50 employers in the Social Mobility Employer index.
Opportunities at FDM are available to candidates with the right attitude and aptitude.
We do not look at UCAS points or degree subject and consider those with a 2:2 as standard.
We use strength-based interview questions, ensuring candidates are not assessed on previous experience or social capital.
All of our interviewing stakeholders at FDM undergo unconscious bias training.
As a result, of our UK graduate consultant intake respondents 2019:
Informing an Inclusive Culture
A Day in the Life
We partner with clients to identify talent regardless of background and celebrate neurodiversity as part of our commitment to making FDM disability smart. Hannah works on-site at Shell and this is her story.
Hannah Reading, FDM Consultant:
For me, the average day at Shell consists of firstly checking emails, filling in my timesheet and then reading through notes. Then, after that I usually have my lunch break and catch up with the other FDM consultants to tell them how my day is going and then I usually spend the afternoon trying to fix a program. The afternoons are usually spent either developing or debugging.
Mark Hunt, SAP Designer at Shell:
On day one when she joined the company, she was quite – should we say shy, and a little bit retiring but she joined the Toastmasters class and we’ve really seen her come out of herself, so she’s really done well and benefited from that.
They’re non-discriminatory and they see me just for who I am and for what my talents are, and they think of me as a good developer rather than burden to work with.
She challenges us all to think about how we support people with disabilities, so yeah, it’s a new
perspective and view for all of us.
People with autism can be kind of prone to discrimination so if you just be open and honest with the line managers and let them know in advance that you do have the following needs then they’ll be a little bit more understanding and they’ll be able to make the work place more comfortable for you. I think that FDM is a fantastic company and they help you to see the potential that other companies probably wouldn’t see. People have been able to just talk to me about anything and get to know me as a person and they realise just what a nice person I am.
We host regular non-technical hackathons with our clients and university partners to hack challenges and find breakthrough solutions for aspects of diversity in the workplace.