Why choose the Returners Program at FDM?
At FDM, we offer you the opportunity to step back into a rewarding and successful career. Whether it has been 1 year or 20 years, our Returners Program is dedicated to supporting professionals returning to work following a career break or furlough period.
The Returners Program is specifically designed for experienced professionals to return to work through two distinct routes: Software Engineering and Project Delivery. Our instructor-led and project-based training will refresh your skills, getting you job ready in weeks.
Our renowned training will refresh and expand your existing skill set, ensuring you feel fully confident to return to the workplace and prepare you for your new role as an FDM Consultant. After 7–14 weeks of training, you will be placed with our industry-leading clients to work as part of their teams. This could see you working on leading edge digital transformation projects, cloud computing, data migration, creating new platforms, or delivering business process improvements.
A supported journey back to work
The FDM Return to Work Program offers you much more than just training and experience, we will also provide comprehensive support throughout. Our expert teams, many of whom are returners themselves, understand how daunting it can be when you’re looking to return after a break and will be with you every step of the way.
Our support programs include wellbeing and mentoring programs, as well as flexible working arrangements should you require them, to help you transition swiftly and confidently back to the working world.
What you’ll be doing on the Returners Program
The FDM Return to Work Program begins with expert training, designed to reconnect you with your existing skills, refresh your knowledge, update your terminology and equip you with industry-recognized qualifications. It covers professional skills, as well as business and tech specific training, and our agile training style ensures you are prepared for any career path ahead of you.
Once you’ve completed training, you will have the opportunity to showcase your skills working on-site with our leading clients. Depending on which Program our Returners are trained in, they can go into a variety of roles from Program Managers and Product Owners through to Senior Developers and Change Managers.
Read our day in the life of an FDM Returner for more information.
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What our consultants say
TD Bank Group
“The FDM training was well designed and delivered by the amazing team of trainers that I was assigned to. I also had the privilege to share with the most talented, supportive and friendly cohort – so proud of all of them.”
Senior Business Analyst
“After an extended career break, the Returners Program at FDM offered me the opportunity to re-skill and up-skill and then get back to work. I have hit the ground running, made new friends and built new networks that will stay with me for the rest of my career.”
Full Stack Java Developer
TD Bank Group
“The FDM trainers were knowledgeable and were always very approachable in seeking support. The personality development and resume building week made me more confident and helped me to be more open.”
Do you qualify for the FDM Returners Program?
With FDM, there’s no need to hide your career gap: we are actively looking for individuals with at least a year out of work to join our client’s teams and bring unique perspectives and experiences. If you are passionate about technology and business and are ready to get back to work, then this could be the ideal role for you.
We ask that you have the following:
- A minimum of 1 year career break (including furlough)
- 5 years of previous commercial experience, which includes experience in areas, such as: Business Analysis, Project Management, Project Support, Mainframe Development, Software Engineering, Accounting, Law or Finance
- An interest in becoming a consultant specialized in the Software Engineering or Project Delivery fields
- Ability to commit to FDM for 2 years after training
- Availability to work in a full-time role
Join an open morning
We encourage you to join one of our open mornings to find out more about the program and how it can support your journey back to work.
Simply submit your application and CV here to get started with FDM and relaunch your career.
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