The FDM Graduate Programme
Our 2-year graduate programme gives you the opportunity to kick-start your career in technology with some of the world’s largest and most renowned organisations in the banking and finance, blockchain, consulting services, insurance and retail industry.
As an FDM Consultant, you will work as an integral part of our clients teams on exciting projects which could involve complex trade applications for global banks and blockchain software companies, developing new engaging marketing technologies and websites for retail or optimising ERP systems for supply chain.
How does it work?
The FDM Graduate Programme starts with comprehensive 6-14 weeks’ training through the FDM academy, led by our expert training team, and offers the opportunity to achieve industry-recognised certifications depending on the career pathway you choose. The training will develop both your technical and professional skills and will allow you to experience an agile working environment where you will be presented with real world challenges to solve.
After successfully completing your training, you will begin your 2-year career journey and will be placed with one of our global clients as an FDM Consultant – here you will be able to gain exceptional hands-on experience and add some leading brands to your CV.
Our goal is for happy and successful placements for both our consultants and clients. We will provide you with ongoing support and guidance throughout your whole career journey, from the day you become an FDM trainee until the end of your placement as a full-fledge consultant thriving on client site – we will be there for you every step of the way.
We recruit all year round and have start dates throughout the year, allowing you much more flexibility on when you can start your career.
We welcome candidates from all degree backgrounds and universities, and you don’t have to have studied a STEM degree to start a career in tech with us. Find out more about what’s different about the FDM graduate programme here.
Our career pathways
We offer a number of career opportunities and have helped thousands of people start their careers in tech through our two distinct training pathways:
An inclusive recruitment process
We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and to open up a career in tech for a wide audience. This is why:
- Everyone who interviews applicants for our careers programme has undergone unconscious bias training.
- Our recruitment processes focus on the potential of the candidate rather than previous experience.
- We accept applications from all degrees and universities and encourage candidates from a non-STEM background to consider a career in tech.
- We deliver practical upskilling sessions for people to unlock their technical skills
- We actively look to hire people from a diverse range of backgrounds – 98% of our HK graduate consultants are from a people of colour background.
- 62% of our HK graduate consultants attended a state school and 39%* were the first in their family to go to university.
- There are 90+ nationalities working together as a team, across FDM globally.
What our consultants say
Digital Test Analyst
City University of Hong Kong
“I am very grateful to have been placed at a well-known bank through FDM. Even if you don’t have an IT background, the training they provide will equip you with concrete knowledge and ensure that you can integrate seamlessly with their clients.”
Akhtar Muhammad Arslan
Full Stack Software Engineer
University of Hong Kong
“I am responsible for the modernisation of our application architectures and technology stack. I have learnt lots of soft and hard skills at FDM. I was able to improve my communication skills especially during the interview part and perform better in coding tests. “
Digital Testing Analyst
Hong Kong Baptist University
“As a Testing Analyst, I am always able to experience the new products and new technology that are not yet released to the public. I also help to find and solve the defects of these products to prevent them from impacting the user’s experience.”
Simply submit your application and CV here to kick-start your FDM journey.
A member of the FDM recruitment team will call you to discuss the programme and your career goals. This is also a great opportunity for you 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
During the video interview, we will ask you a few questions to find out more about you and your career goals. This can be completed from your computer, tablet or mobile phone. You can find our top tips on how to ace this stage of the interview on our blog.
This stage involves an FDM Introduction presentation, followed by three strength-based interviews. The interview will be a strength-based interview and will focus on your ability and potential rather than previous experience. This is also your chance to meet the other graduates you could be training with and find out more about the programme.
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Support and Development
Our support and development initiatives are catered to help you at every stage of your journey, from graduate to FDM Consultant
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