Business Analysis & Business Intelligence
Graduate Program


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Why choose the Business Analysis and Business Intelligence Program?

Working as a Business Analysis and Business Intelligence Consultant, you will be responsible for helping businesses harness their valuable data to identify new opportunities and spot trends. You will work to understand what processes are performed, gather user requirements and create specifications for the business to make informed decisions for development.

The FDM Business Analysis and Business Intelligence Graduate Program offers you the opportunity to kickstart your career and benefit from expert training, as well as exclusive placements working as an FDM Consultant with our industry-leading clients. After training, you will have the opportunity to apply your new skills working on cutting-edge client projects. This could see you taking on large-scale migrations to modernise global business data or tackling Python data analytics for e-commerce giants.

We provide a comprehensive support network for all our consultants and offer professional development and wellbeing support throughout their journey with us, both during training and working on client sites.

What you’ll do on the Business Analysis and Business Intelligence Graduate Program

The Business Analysis and Business Intelligence training program is centred around handling data for business insight and is designed to mirror the real working environment to prepare you for your professional career. Throughout training, you will develop a mastery of skills to fully understand the landscape in databases and applications, from database interaction and modelling to data warehousing and visualisation. You will learn how to do this using the latest tools, including the most widely used, Microsoft BI suite.

You will also have the opportunity to develop an understanding of key business aspects of the discipline, relevant documentation and stakeholder communication. Likewise, you will learn about the Software Development Life Cycle and Agile working methodology which will help you to gain a wider perspective and context to the role. FDM training will equip you with everything you need to work towards taking the Microsoft MCSA certification, making you a desirable candidate for any business.

Check out our blog for more information about why you should pursue a career in business intelligence and how to become a business analyst.

Key skills for a Business Analyst and Business Intelligence Analyst

  • Analytical mindset
  • Natural problem solver
  • Ability to think outside the box
  • Can do attitude
  • Passion for tech
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Presentation skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Team player

Career prospects

Training with FDM will equip you with a highly sought-after skill set and experience working with some of the biggest names in the business. This level of expertise and tangible experience will open up many exciting opportunities for you in your technical career.

Pursuing a career in Business Analysis and Business Intelligence can lead you into numerous specialist and senior roles, including:

  • Business Analyst
  • BI Developer
  • BI Analyst
  • BI Business Analyst
  • BI Engineer
  • ETL Developer
  • Data Analyst

What our consultants say

Shevon Lau

Shevon Lau

Technology Migration and Integration Consultant

University of Technology Sydney

“My role involves data migration for various clients which includes moving data from legacy systems to their new systems or helping with mergers and acquisitions. It is truly rewarding to work with such large clients where I am able to contribute to the development of real-life projects and see them come to life.”

James McCarthy

James McCarthy

Data Analyst

Macquarie University

“I can see how data is manipulated and transformed to create valuable insight for end-users, as well as apply my own logic to create stories. We are also migrating many of our assets to cloud platforms which involves a lot of development and testing. “

Bavya Mukundan

Bavya Mukundan

Data Analyst

University of Hong Kong

“I am a part of interesting projects where we are migrating assets to the cloud and upgrading existing systems with more exciting features! My role involves an array of responsibilities such as development and testing but most importantly, it involves constant learning which is the best part.”

Do you qualify for the program?

At FDM, we are looking for ambitious and driven individuals with a passion for technology. Our graduate programs are open to candidates from all universities and academic backgrounds; there is no need for any prior experience or a STEM degree.

  • Educated to a degree level (bachelor or higher)
  • Exemplary communication skills
  • A demonstrable interest and desire to work in technology
  • Eligible to work in Australia and New Zealand
  • Geographical flexibility across Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland and Wellington
  • Able to commit to the full 2-year graduate careers program

Application process

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Submit your application and CV here to begin your journey with FDM.

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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 program 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

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Online Tests

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Online Tests

You will be required to complete an IT aptitude test which is is designed to assess your skill set and help us align you to a role to complement your strengths.

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Video Interview

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Video Interview

During the video interview, you will be asked some questions so that we can 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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Assessment Day

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Assessment Day

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 program. 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 Analysis and Business Intelligence Consultant.

Wellbeing
Program

Wellbeing
Program
Our online wellbeing portal provides useful resources and professional guidance to our consultants. Our Wellbeing Ambassadors are also available to offer support throughout the FDM community. We are currently training additional resource to support our Ambassadors as Wellbeing Champions.

Consultant
Experience Managers

Consultant
Experience Managers
Consultant Experience Managers are on hand to provide support and career advice to consultants while working on client sites.

Mentoring
Program

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

Online Learning and
Development Program

Online Learning and
Development Program
Consultants have access to virtual training, webinars, online discussions and e-learning platforms, including LinkedIn Learning and Intuition Know-How.

FDM
Networks

FDM
Networks
FDM Staff Networks are employee-led support groups which offer an opportunity for discussion around shared characteristics.

Employee
Recognition Awards

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

Consultant
Collaboration Platform (Yammer)

Consultant
Collaboration Platform (Yammer)
Yammer is the virtual platform we use to keep our employees connected and provide access to helpful resources and learning aids.

Consultant
Experience Events

Consultant
Experience Events
We host virtual events monthly to help keep us all connected and ensure everyone has the opportunity to get involved in the FDM community.

Employee
Engagement Survey

Employee
Engagement Survey
Our partner Inpulse help us create employee surveys to help us better understand our people and take positive action to accommodate their needs.

CEO
Communications

CEO
Communications
Our CEO Rod Flavell keeps us informed through LinkedIn. Check out #RodsRoundUp videos to find out more.

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