Software Development
Graduate Programme

Providing training, support and invaluable real world commercial experience working as a Software Developer


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Why choose the Software Development Programme?

The FDM Software Development Graduate Programme combines expert training and support programmes with professional experience working as an FDM Consultant with our leading clients.

You will have the opportunity to develop your skills in a number of languages such as Python, Java, .Net and JavaScript frameworks; work on Cloud platforms such as Azure and learn about different development practices such as DevOps and Agile working. Once trained, you will be placed on-site as an FDM Software Development Consultant, working on the latest technologies as a part of our client’s cross-functional teams and helping them to design and build software solutions. From your first day at FDM, you will have access to a comprehensive support network, including mentors, technical experts, our wellbeing programme and a global community of other FDM developers.

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What you’ll do as a Software Developer

Once on client site, you will help to create new and innovative digital experiences spanning a wide range of sectors. This could be anything from working on complex trade applications for global banks, new entertainment channels for broadcast media or improving critical government services that millions of Hong Kong citizens depend on daily!

Check out our blog for more information about why you should consider Software Development and how to get into Software Development.

You will benefit from several weeks of intensive training to prepare you for your role on-site with our clients. During the training, you will have the opportunity to work on simulated real-world projects, as part of cross-functional scrum teams, using an agile working methodology. The training mirrors the client environment and ensures that you have the skills and knowledge as well as tangible experience to kick-start your career as a Software Developer.

Key skills required for a Software Developer

  • Strong analytical capability
  • Logical and a natural problem solver
  • Creative mindset
  • Team player
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication

Software Development career prospects

Once you have finished your training with us, you will have a highly sought-after skill set and experience in a technical role that requires high levels of expertise, opening a number of exciting alternative future career paths to you.

A career in Software Development is incredibly varied and comes with fantastic career progression opportunities such as:

  • Lead Developer
  • Technical Architect
  • Chief Information Officer

Or you could progress into specialist roles such as:

  • Applications Developer
  • Games Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Systems Developer
  • Cloud Engineer

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What our consultants say

 Akhtar Muhammad Arslan

Akhtar Muhammad Arslan

 Full Stack Software Engineer

The 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.”

Albert Paredandan

Albert Paredandan

Trading Desk Equity Strat Developer

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

“My role involves developing apps and platforms to aid the Trading Desk Team on their day-to-day tasks. This includes fixing different bugs and problems they encounter and developing additional features that they request. I am thankful for being a part of a supportive and friendly team and being in a role that allows me to learn new things such as trading and finance. “

Wilson Chu

Wilson Chu

Developer

University of Hong Kong

“The responsibilities of my role include fixing bugs and extending new functionalities in existing systems, upgrading and patching servers and databases, supporting middle and front office users when they encountered issues using our apps, and helping out with getting users requirements and performing change analysis from time to time. “

Do you qualify for the programme?

Do you think you’ve got what it takes to pursue a career as Software Developer? At FDM, we’re looking for ambitious graduates with a passion for business and technology to join the team. We accept candidates from all universities and there’s no need for any prior experience or a STEM background! We ask that you have the following:

  • University degree (bachelor or higher) 
  • Exemplary communication skills
  • Eligibility to work in Hong Kong 
  • A demonstrable interest and desire to work in technology
  • Able to commit to the full 2-year graduate careers programme

Application process

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Apply Online

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Apply Online

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.

Check out our blog for top tips for a telephone interview

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Video Interview

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Video Interview

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 Software Developer.

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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