Getting Back to Business Program

Returners to Work

Returners to work

Life at FDM

Our Getting Back to Business Program in Sydney is specifically designed to bridge the gap between taking a career break and re-entering the workplace.

Our training builds upon existing experience, refreshing your skills and knowledge whilst equipping you with the confidence to return to work. As well as professional and technical training, we provide ongoing support whilst on client site to ensure you are able to start making a difference from day one.

How It Works

  • Apply to the FDM Getting Back to Business Program.
  • Train, upskill and refresh your CV with FDM’s tailored training for returners.
  • Work on-site with prestigious industry-leading clients for a minimum of two years in a full time position.
  • Excel as you make a smooth transition back into the corporate world.


We equip you with:

  • A customised seven-week training course for returners.
  • The opportunity to gain SCRUM Master certification.
  • CV workshops and interview coaching.
  • Over two years years of experience working with our clients, getting your foot back in the door to the corporate world.
  • Ongoing career support and professional development.

Career Opportunities

The Getting Back to Business Program consists of a bespoke seven-week training pathway that refreshes existing knowledge and builds upon previous leadership and management experience. This program will prepare you for roles within project support or project management, client engagement and roles within technology, depending on past experience and client needs.

Career Opportunities

Criteria & Process

We are looking for:

  • Experienced individuals looking to return to work after an extended career break.
  • Previous experience in finance or technology.
  • A strong aptitude and interest in business.
  • The ability to commit to a two-year employment contract with FDM once the seven-week training period is complete.
  • Individuals who are able to work in a full time role with potential for flexible hours.

Join Us

Our application process:

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Apply online

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Complete a telephone interview

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Attend an assessment day at our centre in Sydney


Ready to join our Getting Back to Business Program? You can apply directly online here.

Still have questions? Reach out to us at [email protected] to speak to someone in our dedicated Returners to Work Team.


Career Stories

“I was thrilled when I was accepted into FDM’s Getting Back to Business Program. I had not realised how much my confidence had been crushed prior to returning. The program really helped me to change that and sharing the experience with other returners was inspiring. I feel proud of what I have managed to achieve with the help of FDM. The returners in the program are a group of remarkable people who have so much to offer and contribute.”

Suzanne Lowe, FDM Business Consultant placed at Save the Children UK

“The Getting Back to Business Program helped me to find what I wanted to do and provided me with a path to get there. I found each week of training rewarding and all the trainers were extremely supportive. FDM really helped me get back to work, giving me the confidence to continue my career after taking a break to raise my family.”

Helen Van der Straaten, FDM Business Consultant placed at News UK

“I took a break for several years to look after my son when my husband suddenly passed away. Initially I was scared and nervous starting the FDM Getting Back to Business Program, but with each passing week I felt increasingly more confident and self-assured. The training was relevant and challenging, with supportive trainers and a great group of peers. I feel incredibly lucky to be a returner. FDM has given me a second chance to further develop a successful career. “

Petra Sanderson, FDM Business Consultant placed at BP International Ltd.

“Initially I had hesitations applying to FDM’s Getting Back to Business Program as I didn’t know if I had the relevant skills to return after my gap in the tech industry. Nevertheless, I decided to apply. The training was very beneficial to help me learn new skills and brush up on my old ones. All these experiences as a whole have helped me to build my confidence and have reinstated my decision to return to work in tech.”

Helga Gonsalves FDM Business Consultant placed at The Home Office