Business Analysis and Software Testing
Graduate Programme

Providing training, support and invaluable real world commercial experience working as a Business Analyst or Software Tester


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Why choose the Business Analysis and Software Testing Graduate Programme at FDM?

At FDM, we offer you the opportunity to launch your career with the Business Analysis and Software Testing Graduate Programme. You will benefit from a comprehensive training programme, as well as real-world experience working with our acclaimed clients.

During client placement, you will work on projects for global businesses, collaborating alongside both technical and non-technical teams. The role of a Business Analyst or a Software Testing Consultant is extremely versatile and has scope to be creative when implementing new systems, enabling you to acquire a broad skill set.

The FDM community will be there to support you every step of the way and help you succeed in your new role. We offer a number of wellbeing programmes and professional development advice to all consultants throughout training and client placements.

What you’ll do on the Business Analysis and Software Testing Graduate Programme

Training will cover practical working scenarios and provide you with realistic projects in both Business Analysis and Software Testing. This will ensure that you are able to transition confidently into your new role on client site and work effectively as part of their teams to deliver on demanding projects. Some examples include performing dynamic testing to identify software defects, reporting and requirement gathering.

After completing training, you will have all the skills and knowledge you need and go on to complete the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB), a widely-recognised certification that many employers look for when hiring.

Once placed on client site, you will work closely with our clients to understand their business needs, take on a wide range of responsibilities and put your new-found skills to the test. This could be anything from gathering requirements from stakeholders to physically testing the requirements. Your work will have a real impact on the business and ensure that the final application meets quality control standards and client specifications.

Key Skills for a Business Analyst and Software Testing Consultant

  • Creative mindset
  • Logical thinking
  • Natural problem solver
  • Team player
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication

Career prospects

A career in Business Analysis and Software Testing both offer endless opportunities for progression and can lead the way to a number of exciting new roles and senior positions. The most common career paths for these specialist roles are in Software Testing or Business Analysis Management. However, since you will acquire such a vast range of skills working in the role, there are also many other opportunities available to you.

Business Analysis career prospects include:

  • Senior Business Analyst
  • Lead business Analyst
  • Principal Business Analyst
  • Head of Business Analysis

Software Testing career prospects include:

  • Software Tester
  • Testing Analyst
  • Senior Testing Analyst

What our consultants say

Stephanie Cheung

Stephanie Cheung

Testing Analyst

City University of Hong Kong 

“As a Testing Analyst at a large international bank, I get to work with different stakeholders and parties across the globe, get hands-on experience on the latest technologies and deliver banking products from UAT to live. The role is more than what I could have imagined.”

Jenny Yin

Jenny Yin

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.  “

Emily Chung

Emily Chung

Business Analyst

King’s College London

“My main duties on client site involve assisting project activities and documentations, such as user stories, process mapping, UAT test cases and training materials for new application features.”

Do you qualify for the programme?

Our ideal candidate is someone who is passionate about technology and keen to learn. We accept graduates from all universities and academic backgrounds and there is no need for any prior experience in the role or a STEM degree.

  • Educated to a degree level (bachelor or higher)
  • Passionate about a career in tech
  • Eligible to work in Hong Kong
  • An excellent communicator
  • Able to commit to the full 2-year graduate careers programme
  • Proficient in English and Cantonese/Mandarin

Application process

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Apply Online

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Simply submit your application and CV here to kickstart your FDM journey.

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Telephone Interview

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Telephone Interview

A member of the FDM Recruitment Team will call you to discuss the programme and your career goals. This is also a great opportunity 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.

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Video Interview

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During the video interview, we will ask you some questions to get to know you better. This can be completed from your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Please see our blog for more information.

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Online Tests

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Online Tests

Here you will undertake an IT aptitude test to assess your skill sets, so we can make sure you are aligned to a role that matches your strengths.

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Assessment Centre

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Assessment Centre

This stage involves an FDM Introduction presentation, followed by three strength-based interviews. This is your chance to meet the other graduates you could be training with and find out more about the programm. The interview will be a strength-based interview and will focus on your ability and potential rather than previous experience.

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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 Business Analyst or Software Tester.

Wellbeing
Programme

Wellbeing
Programme
Our online wellbeing portal provides a range of helpful resources, including professional guidance and advice. Consultants also have support from Wellbeing Ambassadors throughout the FDM community.

Consultant
Experience Partners

Consultant
Experience Partners
Consultants can receive support and career guidance from Consultant Experience Partners while working
on-site with our clients.

Mentoring
Programme

Mentoring
Programme
FDM partners consultants with mentors, based on their career aspirations and helps build long term professional development opportunities.

Online Learning and
Development Programme

Online Learning and
Development Programme
Virtual training, webinars and discussions are available to consultants, as well as e-learning platforms, including LinkedIn Learning and Intuition Know-How.

Consultant
Peer Support

Consultant
Peer Support
Our Consultant Peer Support (CPS) Programme introduces new FDMers to those already working on-site, to help them settle into their new role.

FDM
Networks

FDM
Networks
FDM Staff Networks are designed to offer a group for discussion around shared characteristics. They are employee-led and provide support for those in the community.

Employee
Recognition Awards

Employee
Recognition Awards
FDM are proud of our consultants achievements. We celebrate with company awards, including ‘Consultant of the Month’ and ‘Consultant of the Year’.

Consultant
Collaboration Platform

Consultant
Collaboration Platform
Our Consultant Collaboration Platform keeps FDM employees connected; they can socialise with each other and access helpful resources to aid learning and development.

Consultant
Experience Events

Consultant
Experience Events
We host monthly virtual events to help keep us all connected and make sure everyone feels involved in the FDM community.

Employee
Engagement Survey

Employee
Engagement Survey
Our partner, Inpulse, help us create employee surveys, which enable us to gain a better understanding of our people’s views and help us take positive action to accommodate their needs.

CEO
Communications

CEO
Communications
Our CEO, Rod Flavell, keeps us
up-to-date regularly through LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

Check out #RodsRoundUp videos to find out more.

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