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.
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
What our consultants say
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.
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.
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:
- Educated to a degree level (bachelor or higher) – No STEM required
- Exemplary communication skills
- Eligibility to work in Hong Kong
- A demonstrable interest and desire to work in technology
- Able to commit to the full 2.5-year graduate careers programme
Simply submit your application and CV here to kickstart 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 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
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.
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.
Join the FDM Software Development Graduate Programme
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