Shape the future with the FDM Technical Graduate Program

Put yourself on a career path at the forefront of digital transformation, equipped with award-winning training


Why choose the FDM Technical Graduate Program?

In a word: opportunity. The FDM Technical Graduate Program can launch and accelerate your career path as you play a crucial role in the digital transformation.

Learn and apply new technologies within 5G, AI, machine learning, big data, cloud computing and more. Follow your passion and make an impact:

  • Defend against sophisticated cyber-security threats.
  • Predict and solve urgent issues affecting healthcare or climate change.
  • Create innovative digital experiences in travel, finance and broadcast media.

We invite applications from ambitious and curious innovators and collaborators – no prior technical experience needed. There has never been a more exciting time to join the tech industry, start now.

What to expect

Your technical training at the FDM Academy prepares you with the skills you need to transition from academic to corporate life.

Every career path includes training in key professional skills including interview technique and CV writing, presentation, communication and the fundamentals of collaboration and teamwork.

Along with path-specific technical skills, you’ll be introduced to an agile working environment and tackle dynamic challenges which can have immediate real-world applications.

Technical Graduate Program career paths

Our program is extremely versatile, so don’t worry if you’re unsure of what you’d like to specialise in yet.

Business Analysis and Business Intelligence

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Business Analysis and Business Intelligence

Business Analysis and Business Intelligence Consultants are customer-focused and solutions orientated. They help businesses make smarter data-driven strategic decisions through use of advanced data gathering and interpretation capabilities. You could have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge client projects. This could see you taking on large-scale migrations to modernise global business data or tackling Python data analytics for e-commerce giants.

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Cloud Computing Engineering

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Cloud Computing Engineering

Cloud Computing Engineers are problem solvers with a passion for learning outside of their current knowledge set. Their work will directly benefit the productivity and performance of an organisation by providing speedy, reliable and secure computing resources. They use their skills to help large organisations make the shift from traditional IT methods. During the Graduate Consultant Programme you will develop expertise that will allow to pursue a range of specialist technical roles.

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Data Engineering

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Data Engineering

Data Engineers play a crucial role in designing and creating data-centric scalable solutions, vital to helping organisations understand their data and facilitate growth. Some of their responsibilities may include checking that overnight data exports, transformations and imports have ran to schedule and any broken problems are fixed, managing and processing huge databases and becoming an expert in distributed data storage and computing frameworks.

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Software Development

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Software Development

Software Developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. They are analytical problem solvers with a passion for technology. Their role is to develop cutting-edge software systems, as well as upgrade existing systems to resolve issues and improve efficiency. They use your coding and creative thinking skills to impact the development and delivery of technology solutions.

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Technical Analysis

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Technical Analysis

Technical Analysis is extremely varied and provides the perfect opportunity for anyone who is keen to embrace the technical side of consultancy. You may be responsible for anything from investigating and developing solutions for applications. You may have the opportunity to work on innovative projects and make a real impact in a variety of sectors. This includes Robotic Process Automation, Quality Assurance and IT Infrastructure Delivery.

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AWS Cloud Engineering

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AWS Cloud Engineering

AWS re/Start is a skills development and job training program aimed at fully equipping you with the tools needed for a career in an AWS (Amazon Web Services) cloud environment. Starting from the basics of AWS EC2, S3 and VPCs all the way down into AWS CloudFormation and Systems Manager as the course progresses. The AWS Cloud Platform is leading the game in the cloud space. As an AWS Expert, you will be able to cater to its most demanding business operations.

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Project Grace: Technical Graduate Program

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Project Grace: Technical Graduate Program

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.

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What our consultants say

Andrew Martin

Andrew Martin

Software Engineer

University of Adelaide

I am in a full stack role that primarily involves coding pages from wireframe designs, adding functionalities and general code implementations. I enjoy coding functionalities for our systems, especially if it requires some deep thought and problem solving as it makes it even more satisfying when I arrive at a solution.

Helena Lim

Helena Lim

IT Engineer

RMIT University

FDM offers a good experience and opportunity to get into the IT industry. From the very beginning they support and train you, ensuring you have essential base skills that you further build upon when working for a client company. FDM’s training not only taught me essential technical skills, it also taught me professional skills, giving me an understanding of the social and cultural norms of a workplace. I found that this boosted my confidence particularly when I had my interview and moved on-site.

Alex De Lacey

Alex De Lacey

Technical Business Analyst

University of Sydney

I felt my economics degree hadn’t equipped me with the technical skills I would need to do so. I saw FDM as an opportunity to learn these new skills and make industry connections, and I haven’t looked back since. FDM gave me the confidence to tackle difficult technical problems. The coding modules in my course taught me that these challenges aren’t as scary as they first seem when they’re broken down into smaller manageable components, understood and then put back together.

Do you qualify for the FDM Technical Graduate Program?

What we look for at FDM are ambition, drive and a passion for technology. We welcome candidates from all degree subjects and universities and no prior experience is required. If you’re keen to learn new skills and work in exciting new environments, this could be the perfect career path for you.

  • Educated to a university degree level (bachelor or higher), STEM not required
  • An excellent communicator
  • Passionate about a career in tech
  • Ability to relocate to Sydney or Melbourne to support our clients. Learn more
  • Able to commit to the full 2.5-year graduate careers program
  • Eligible to work in Australia

Application process

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Apply Online

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Apply Online

Simply submit your application and CV here.

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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 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

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Online Tests

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Online Tests

Here you will undertake an IT aptitude test 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 Interviews

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Video Interviews

During the video interview, you will be asked some questions so that we can get to know you better. This can be completed from your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Please see our blog for more information.

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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

We have several support programs in place to meet our goal of happy consultants. From learning and development to engagement and networking to wellbeing programs, we’ll be with you every step of your journey.

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
Collaboration Platform

Consultant
Collaboration Platform
Our Consultant Collaboration Platform keeps FDM employees connected; they can socialize 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 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.

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