Why choose the Software Development Graduate Program?
The FDM Software Development Graduate Program combines expert training and support programs with professional experience working as an FDM Consultant with our leading clients.
From your first day at FDM, you will have access to a comprehensive support network, including mentors, technical experts, our wellbeing program and a global community of other FDM developers.
What You’ll do as a Graduate Software Developer
Once on client site, you will help to create new and innovative digital experiences spanning a wide range of sectors. This could be anything from working on complex trade applications for global banks, new entertainment channels for broadcast media or improving critical government services that millions of Australian citizens depend on daily!
Check out our blog for more information about why you should consider Software Development and how to get into Software Development.
You will benefit from several weeks of intensive training to prepare you for your role on-site with our clients. During the training, you will have the opportunity to work on simulated real-world projects, as part of cross-functional scrum teams, using an agile working methodology. The training mirrors the client environment and ensures that you have the skills and knowledge as well as tangible experience to kick-start your career as a Software Developer.
Key skills for a Software Developer
- Strong analytical capability
- Logical and a natural problem solver
- Creative mindset
- Team player
- Attention to detail
- Excellent written and verbal communication
Software Development career prospects
Once you have finished your training with us, you will have a highly sought-after skill set and experience in a technical role that requires high levels of expertise, opening a number of exciting alternative future career paths to you.
A career in Software Development is incredibly varied and comes with fantastic career progression opportunities such as:
- Lead Developer
- Technical Architect
- Chief Information Officer
Or you could progress into specialist roles such as:
- Applications Developer
- Games Developer
- Web Developer
- Systems Developer
- Cloud Engineer
What our consultants say
As an IT Engineer, my role is to utilize my computer science and problem-solving skills to design, develop and test effective software solutions for clients and consumers, both back-end and front-end. So far, I’ve mainly focused on developing PnV tests for existing projects. Additionally, I will be working on the CI/CD side of upcoming projects. I look forward to working on them and the future ones to come.
University of Sydney
I’ve always known I wanted a career in IT, but it was challenging to get my foot in the door after I finished my degree. FDM has helped me achieve the first step in my career and opened up a whole new world of possibilities. I also have close relationships with my fellow FDMers which helped develop my professional network.
Swineburne University of Technology
I’m currently working in a team who provide assurance on a large customer facing government project. We are involved in everything, from contacting customers through to ensuring payments are correct. I really enjoy the wide variety of projects available on client site and the new skills that I can learn.
Do you qualify for the program?
Do you think you’ve got what it takes to pursue a career as Software Developer? At FDM, we’re looking for ambitious graduates with a passion for business and technology to join the team. We accept candidates from all universities and there’s no need for any prior experience or a STEM background! We 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
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.
Check out our blog for top tips for a telephone interview
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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