At FDM we have always championed gender equality. Our ongoing commitment is to encourage and support women looking to pursue a career in tech and we are proud to be leading by example in creating a more gender-balanced workforce. However, with the proportion of women working in the technology space at only around 28%, we recognise that there is still a way to go.
Introducing Project Grace
To help close the gender gap in the tech sector we created Project Grace, a Graduate Program designed to empower women for success in their dream tech careers. Named after Grace Hopper, a pioneering female American computer scientist and mathematician, the program’s goal is to inspire graduates to dream big and aim high. As the inventor of the first computer compiler, leading to the development of COBOL, an early programming language, Grace sets us a shining example.
Why choose Project Grace?
When you join Project Grace, you will enter an exciting world of unlimited potential that promises great rewards both personally and professionally. Our award-winning training will equip you with the technical skills to launch your career as a Data & Business Analyst. You also learn professional skills to give you the confidence you need to work as an FDM Technical Consultant with our industry-leading clients, adding some big brands to your CV.
After training, you will have the opportunity to apply your new skills working on cutting-edge client projects. As an integrated team member, you will use a range of tools and technologies to develop strategies that help companies make better-informed decisions for a competitive advantage. This could see you taking on large-scale migrations to modernise global business data or tackling Python data analytics for e-commerce giants.
FDM is committed to your success
You can rely on us as a partner in your personal and career growth. From the moment you apply, we get to know you, guide you and support you every step of the way.
Throughout your journey with FDM, you will receive continuous coaching and guidance from our internal teams and various support and development initiatives. Our Employee Assistance Program is 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.
And, as a unique benefit to joining Project Grace, you will receive additional development workshops with senior female leaders in the tech space.
Key skills for a Data & Business Analyst:
- Analytical mindset
- Natural problem solver
- Ability to think outside the box
- Can do attitude
- Passion for tech
- Excellent written and verbal communication
- Presentation skills
- Attention to detail
- Team player
FDM believe everyone deserves the same opportunity for success, regardless of gender or even degree (we welcome graduates from a non-STEM background.)
As an FDM Consultant you’ll gain a highly sought-after skill set which you’ll use working with some of the biggest names in the business. This level of expertise and hands-on experience will open up unlimited opportunities for you in your technical career.
Career paths can lead to virtually every facet of business operations, in virtually every type of business, and in virtually every sector, including financial services, insurance, blockchain and retail, but also non-profits, charities, and government organisations.
Pursuing a career in Data & Business Analysis can lead you into numerous specialist and senior roles, including:
- Business Analyst
- BI Developer
- BI Analyst
- BI Business Analyst
- BI Engineer
- ETL Developer
- Data Analyst
What our consultants say
The University of Queensland
One of the reasons I joined FDM was because they invested in helping girls learn tech and bridging the gender gap in the industry. I have been fortunate to work on three interesting client projects which has given me the opportunity to continuously learn about the Identity Access Management space and other areas in Cyber. Highlights of the projects include discovering and understanding the problem areas for clients and their systems/software/processes and learning how these can be improved.
University of Technology
I am a part of interesting projects where we are migrating assets to the cloud and upgrading existing systems with more exciting features! My role involves an array of responsibilities such as development and testing but most importantly, it involves constant learning which is the best part.
I decided to join FDM as I had plans to further my career in the tech industry. I did not have a strong background in tech prior to joining FDM, I believed that the program provided would allow me to further grow my skills. FDM has kickstarted my career in technology. The initial training helped to provide a basic understanding and introduction to many skills that I require daily in my role. The continual support and feedback provided by FDM throughout the year has also helped in my development and growth whilst on site.
Do you qualify for the program?
At FDM, we are looking for ambitious and driven individuals with a passion for technology. Our graduate programs are open to candidates from all universities and academic backgrounds; there is no need for any prior experience or a STEM degree.
- Educated to a university degree level (bachelor or higher)
- Exemplary communication skills
- A demonstrable interest and desire to work in technology
- Eligible to work in Australia
- Geographically flexible within Sydney and Melbourne
- Able to commit to the full 2.5-year graduate careers program
Submit your application and CV here to begin your journey with FDM.
A member of the FDM recruitment team will call you to discuss the program 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
This stage involves an FDM Introduction presentation, followed by three strength-based interviews. This is your chance to meet the other graduates you could be training with and find out more about the program. The interview will be a strength-based interview and will focus on your ability and potential rather than previous experience.
Join FDM’s Project Grace: Data and Business Analyst Graduate Program
Support and Development
Our support and development initiatives are catered to help you at every stage of your journey, from graduate to Data and Business Analyst Consultant.
Note: Although we use the words women and men, it is important to us that you understand our definitions include all women and all men; cisgender, transgender or gender diverse, and we acknowledge and include those who identify outside the binary.