Why choose the Data Engineering Graduate Program at FDM?
As a Data Engineer, you will play a crucial role in the design and creation of data-centric scalable solutions which are vital to helping an organisation understand their data and use it to facilitate growth. You will manage and process huge datasets and become an expert in distributed data storage and computing frameworks.
The FDM Data Engineering Graduate Program will provide you with several weeks of intensive training, followed by the opportunity to work on-site with our prestigious clients. This could see you working with some of the biggest names in finance, energy and insurance, where you will process massive amounts of data every day, creating dataflows, managing data lakes, designing real-time streaming and batch-type data ingestion pipelines.
Our team will be there to help you throughout your entire journey. From day one of training, you will have a comprehensive support system available to you, including mentoring, wellbeing programs and much more!
What you’ll do on the Data Engineering Graduate Program
As an FDM Data Engineer, you will have many advanced tools and frameworks at your disposal which you will use to solve various complex data problems. During training, you will learn which tools and frameworks are best suited for different situations, as well as how to conduct data analysis and draw insights from datasets. You will work both individually and on group projects, in order to build collaboration skills and get a feel for the real working environment.
You will benefit from pivotal training in distributed storage and computing platforms, such as Hadoop software, as well as learn how to work with distributed file systems (HDFS), create data flows using PigLatin language and conduct data analysis. This involves learning a diverse range of languages, including SQL, HiveQL, Python and Spark, many of which you will work with on client sites. Alongside this, you will gain practical Excel training which is crucial to becoming a Data Engineer and a valuable skill to have in all technical fields.
After you have completed training, you will have the opportunity to apply everything you have learnt working with our clients on exciting projects, managing and interpreting data for industry-leading organisations.
Key Skills for a Data Engineer
- Highly analytical thought process
- Ability to conceptualise and break down problems
- Coding skills
- Passion for data analysis
- Attention to detail
- Skillful with people
- Ability to assimilate and propose own ideas
- Team player
Data Engineering Career prospects
Data Engineering is an extremely versatile career and offers countless opportunities for progression. You could pursue various senior roles, such as:
- Chief Data Engineer
- Senior Data Engineer
- Chief of Data Governance and Management
You will acquire a highly specialised skill set and develop expertise as a Data Engineer which will open many doors for you in your career, allowing you to enter a wide selection of specialist technical roles, such as:
- Data Solution Architect
- Technical Data Lead
- Data Manager
- Data Modeller
What our consultants say
University of Sydney
AWS re/Start program has impacted me positively throughout the start of my professional career. I am currently employed as an FDM Consultant and have been placed with the largest online book-keeping company in Australia as a Data Engineer within the marketing technology team. My responsibilities include building and testing processes, solving technical problems, and engaging with stakeholders to ensure that we deliver a fantastic product.
Data Platform Engineer
University of Leeds
Outside of the regular duties of my day-to-day role, I help organise the Tech-A-Gender program which aims to support, develop and retain the women in our tech teams in order to close the gender gap in technology. This is something I am passionate about, and have run various socialiser and networking events, mentoring schemes and self-development series.
Technology, and in particular cloud technology, is an area that has been rapidly growing, and for me to be able to work with so many cutting edge and continually evolving tools is very exciting. I am now working with a startup financial institution as an FDM consultant within the data engineering team. Currently I am assisting in building a data lake using AWS which has been such an amazing opportunity and it’s so much fun.
Do you qualify for the Data Engineering Graduate Program?
Are you ready to pursue a career as a Data Engineer? If you’re an ambitious go-getter with a keen interest in data, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you. You don’t need to have any previous experience in tech or a STEM degree as we accept candidates from all backgrounds!
We also ask that you have the following:
- 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
Could this be the ideal role for you? Apply now
Register Your Interest
Simply submit your application and CV here to kickstart your FDM journey.
A member of the FDM Recruitment Team will call you to discuss the program and your career goals. This is also a great opportunity 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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During the video interview, we will ask you some questions to get to know you better. This can be completed from your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Please see our blog for more information.
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.
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Support and development at FDM
We offer a range of support and development initiatives, designed to help you at every stage of your journey with FDM, from graduate to Data Engineer.