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.
FDM x TD Bank Scrum Master Program
Our strategic partner, TD Bank Group, has an exciting opportunity for professionals looking to return to work and upskill as a Scrum Master for TD Bank. No previous Scrum Master skills or experience are required as our best-in-market training will get you job-ready in just 8 weeks.
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 Scrum Master with
The Scrum Master plays the role of a coach, mentor and leader to those within the Scrum Team. Your purpose will be to enable the smooth running of a project within an Agile framework. You’ll be setting goals, clearing obstacles and adapting to issues to achieve optimum effectiveness.
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.
TD are looking for people to join their project management discipline as Scrum Masters, to drive initiatives across the business. You will be required to manage Agile teams in providing guidance and thought leadership and build Agile capability across the organization. You will be reporting into the Next Evolution of Work team lead, working to deliver the operational foundations that teams need to communicate, innovate and execute with purpose and speed.
Your employment with FDM will include the fully-funded training and cover your time working at TD as part of their team. After your 2 years finish, you can remain with FDM to embark on another client project or transition permanently to TD, 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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