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The FDM Graduate Program Advantage

Catapult your career in tech – no matter what your degree. As an FDM Consultant you’ll gain invaluable experience working with some of the world’s largest and most renowned organisations. An extraordinary foot-in-the-door that might otherwise be out of reach, your CV can boast big brands in the banking and finance, insurance, charity, gaming and retail industries.

Step into an integral role within our clients’ teams to work on exciting projects, where each day brings new challenges and your innovative problem-solving makes a real difference.

How does it work?

FDM Group is the pioneer and market leader in helping graduates start their successful tech career journeys.

The FDM Graduate program offers you many unique advantages:

  • We recruit year-round – our start date schedule offers more flexibility for your career launch
  • FDM Academy’s fully funded, award-winning training schemes get you job-ready in just 8-14 weeks
  • The opportunity to achieve industry-recognised certifications depending on your career pathway
  • And we place you into a 2-year role with a blue-chip company – commercial experience and CV boost that will help set you apart from the competition  

Committed to your success

You can rely on us as a partner in your personal and career growth. from the day you become an FDM Trainee you’ll receive guidance, additional training and support – we will be there for you every step of the way.

We welcome candidates from all degree backgrounds and universities. If you have a passion for tech and a drive to succeed you don’t need a STEM degree to start a successful career in tech with us.

Our career pathways

We’ve helped thousands of graduates around the globe to fast-track their IT or business career development through our two distinct graduate training programs:

An inclusive recruitment process

With over 5,500 employees globally and 95+ nationalities working together as a team, FDM has firmly established itself as an inclusive employer that champions diversity in the workplace. We celebrate difference because we want everyone to have equal opportunity to belong and grow in their career.

What our consultants say

Robert Varno

Robert Varno

RPA Enablement Engineer

Monash University

My role involves configuring and supporting the development and production environments of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) projects. I help set up and maintain the virtual machines for automated processes. I also help in assessing the viability of automation for various applications. My work is very dynamic and I particularly enjoy its broad scope, allowing me to interact with various technical teams.

Shevon Lau

Shevon Lau

Technology Migration & Integration Consultant

University of Technology Sydney

My role involves data migration for various clients which includes moving data from legacy systems to their new systems or helping with mergers and acquisitions. It is truly rewarding to work with such large clients where I am able to contribute to the development of real-life projects and see them come to life.

Kevin Kam

Kevin Kam

System Developer

University of New South Wales

I joined FDM to try something different from working in the engineering industry. I felt that FDM was the best choice to help me kickstart my career and learn from industry experts and the experience they carry with them. FDM has provided me with a range of opportunities that they thought would be a good fit to my strengths.

Application process

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Apply online

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Simply submit your application and CV here to kick-start your FDM journey.

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Telephone interview

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Telephone interview

A member of the FDM recruitment team will call you to discuss the programme and your career goals. This is also a great opportunity for you to ask us any questions you might have and get a feel for FDM. Check out our blog for top tips for a telephone interview

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Online tests

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Online tests

Here you will undertake an IT aptitude tests to assess your skill sets so we can make sure you are aligned to a role that matches your strengths.

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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 Centre

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Assessment Centre

This stage involves an FDM Introduction presentation, followed by three strength-based interviews. The interview will be a strength-based interview and will focus on your ability and potential rather than previous experience. This is also your chance to meet the other graduates you could be training with and find out more about the program.

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Support and Development

Our support and development initiatives are catered to help you at every stage of your journey, from graduate to an FDM Consultant.

Wellbeing
Program

Wellbeing
Program
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
Program

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

Online Learning and
Development Program

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

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
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 Surveys

Employee
Engagement Surveys
Our partner, Inpulse, help 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.

Employee
Assistance Program

Employee
Assistance Program
A free service to all FDM staff offering confidential expert advice and compassionate guidance 24/7, covering emotional, financial, legal, family and work-life issues.

Graduate Careers FAQ 

Graduate programs are a type of entry-level job, designed for university graduates looking to get a foot in the door in their dream careers, without previous work experience in their chosen field. Typically, graduate programs, or schemes, will include a training period followed by a work placement, or both simultaneously. 

Graduate schemes can be highly competitive with just a few vacancies per 100+ applicants, especially for the top companies and growing industries. As such, application processes can be quite thorough with a number of rounds, psychometric tests and assessment days. 

At FDM, we offer an inclusive recruitment process. Steps include filling out an online application form, phone interview, video interview, online tests and final stage interview at our assessment centre. Our application process focuses on your strengths and potential for the role, rather than previous experience or what university you attended.

To apply for a graduate program, a university degree is a must-have. Some employers may ask for WAM (Weighted Average Mark). It is calculated based on results for all completed subjects within a diploma or degree, where results are out of 100. This includes subjects for which you gained a failing score or grade.  

At FDM, our graduate schemes are open to all graduates from any university. We do not expect you to have prior work experience or any other qualifications.

Although graduate programs include extensive training, they are paid jobs with full-time salaries – unlike an internship. The salary for a graduate program is the same regardless of the city you are based in. You first start with a basic salary as a trainee, which would then increase every year as a qualified consultant. 

A great graduate program includes excellent training courses with additional learning aids, interview prep and mentors, as well as a supportive network to help you navigate the working world. 

FDM offers a number of support and development programmes to do just that. From our employee-led community discussion groups to virtual training sessions and webinars, our teams are with you every step of the way. 

Yes, a graduate scheme provides you with the opportunity to kickstart your career in a competitive industry without any experience, and even land an entry-level position in some of the top organisations. Your placement can lead to a permanent position within the company. The FDM graduate scheme offers countless professional development opportunities, invaluable training, the chance to make new business connections and set yourself up for a successful future career.