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 who have taken a career break or have been furloughed, to help them on their journey back to work.
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 completing your 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.
We have a great opportunity for you with Canada’s favourite bank!
Our strategic partner, TD Bank Group, has an exciting opportunity for those with a background in Software Engineering or Quality Engineering looking to Return to Work after a career break. You’ll receive 14 weeks of training to refresh your skills and fast track your return to the workplace as a Senior Engineer.
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 do as a Software Engineer with
This is an opportunity for returners to up-skill in current and emerging technologies, to refamiliarize with current industry best practices and to enhance your technical knowledge by working within TD’s exciting business.
TD Canada is a top 10 North American bank that aims to stand out from the competition in everything they do. Their brand and business model are rooted in a desire to give their customers, communities and colleagues the confidence to thrive in a changing world.
At the start of the program, you will receive 14 weeks of instructor-led and project-based training in object-oriented development within the Scrum framework. The training is carried out by our experienced FDM Academy trainers and will take place online before you start with TD Bank. This is a full-time role, where you will work as a Senior or Lead Software Engineer.
Your employment with FDM will include the full-funded training and compensation for your time working at TD as part of their team as an FDM employee. After your 2 years with TD, you have the opportunity to transition permanently as a TD employee, subject to opportunity!
Read our day in the life of an FDM Returner for more information.
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What our consultants say
Service Lead for Payments
Fraud and Financial Crime
“My experience with FDM has been really positive. Through the Returners Program and the experience gained in my first year I’ve been able to access an entirely new sector which would have been difficult otherwise.”
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.”
Project Management Office
“The training and support I received on the Returners Program has enhanced my confidence to re-join the workforce. I would recommend FDM to anyone wanting to re-join the workforce or changing career track.”
“The opportunity that FDM offered me was an actual realisation of my dream of being able to go back to work after eight years and having the confidence to do so. I was worried that I didn’t have anything to offer and I was out of date but FDM showed me that I had what I needed all along and upskilled me to even make me a better version of myself.”
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 Business Analysis, Project Management, Project Support, Accounting, Law or Finance
- An interest in becoming a Business Consultant
- 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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