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The FDM Graduate Programme Advantage

Catapult your career in tech – no matter what your degree. As an FDM Consultant you’ll gain 2 years’ invaluable experience working with some of the world’s largest and most renowned organisations. An extraordinary foot-in-the-door that might otherwise be out of reach, your CV can boast big brands in the banking and finance, blockchain, insurance, and retail industries.

Step into an integral role within our clients’ teams to work on exciting projects, where each day brings new challenges and your innovative problem-solving makes a real difference.

How does it work?

FDM Group is the pioneer and market leader in helping graduates start their successful tech career journeys.

The FDM Graduate Programme offers you many unique advantages:

  • We recruit year-round – our start date schedule offers more flexibility for your career launch
  • FDM Academy’s fully funded, award-winning training schemes get you job-ready in just 8-14 weeks
  • The opportunity to achieve industry-recognised certifications depending on your career pathway
  • And we place you into a 2-year role with a blue-chip company – commercial experience and CV boost that will help set you apart from the competition  

Committed to your success

You can rely on us as a partner in your personal and career growth. from the day you become an FDM Trainee you’ll receive guidance, additional training and support – we will be there for you every step of the way.

We welcome candidates from all degree backgrounds and universities. If you have a passion for tech and a drive to succeed you don’t need a STEM degree to start a successful career in tech with us.

Our career pathways

We’ve helped thousands of graduates around the globe to fast-track their IT or business career development through our two distinct graduate training programmes:

An inclusive recruitment process

With over 5,500 employees globally and 95+ nationalities working together as a team, FDM has firmly established itself as an inclusive employer that champions diversity in the workplace. We celebrate difference because we want everyone to have equal opportunity to belong and grow in their career.

What our consultants say

Bryan Leong

Bryan Leong

Software Developer

National University of Singapore

I am responsible for ensuring the bank is in line with current anti-money laundering procedures through transaction monitoring, threat detection and customer data analysis. From reviewing high cash deposits to periodic reviews on politicians, each day brings a new challenge which allows me to adapt my skills to what is required at the time and constantly engaged.

Crystal Tan

Crystal Tan

Technical Support Analyst

State University of New York

My role involves providing technical and infrastructural support in the Finance Markets department where I support 400 traders on the trading floor. It also involves solving incident requests, troubleshooting and configurations on multiple trading platforms such as Bloomberg and Murex. I enjoy my role as nothing beats the satisfaction of coming to a solution of an unknown or difficult issue.

Ajeet Chahal

Ajeet Chahal

Business Analyst

University of British Columbia

I am currently working on a project that involves synthesising economic and investment research into a single platform for enterprise-wide usage. I am also involved on other projects to align technology with the business needs.

Application process

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Apply online

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Apply online

Simply submit your application and CV here to kick-start 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 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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Video interview

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Video 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.

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Online tests

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Online tests

Here you will undertake an IT aptitude tests 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 programme. 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 an FDM Consultant

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.

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
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 Surveys

Employee
Engagement Surveys
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.

Employee
Assistance Programme

Employee
Assistance Programme
A free service to all FDM staff offering confidential expert advice and compassionate guidance 24/7, covering emotional, financial, legal, family and work-life issues.

Graduate Careers FAQ

Graduate programmes are a type of entry-level job, designed for university graduates looking to get a foot in the door in their dream careers, without previous work experience in their chosen field. Typically, graduate programmes, or schemes, will include a training period followed by a work placement, or both simultaneously.  

Graduate schemes can be highly competitive with just a few vacancies per 100+ applicants, especially for the top companies and growing industries. As such, application processes can be quite thorough with a number of rounds, psychometric tests and assessment days.  

At FDM, we offer an inclusive recruitment process. Steps include filling out an online application form, phone interview, video interview, online tests and final stage interview at our assessment centre. Our application process focuses on your strengths and potential for the role, rather than previous experience or what university you attended.

To apply for a graduate programme, a university degree is a must-have. At FDM, our graduate schemes are open to all graduates from any university. We do not expect you to have prior work experience or any other qualifications.

Although graduate programmes include extensive training, they are paid jobs with full-time salaries – unlike an internship. The salary for a graduate programme is the same regardless of the city you are based in. You first start with a basic salary as a trainee, which would then increase every year as a qualified consultant.  

A great graduate programme includes excellent training courses with additional learning aids, interview prep and mentors, as well as a supportive network to help you navigate the working world.  

FDM offers a number of support and development programmes to do just that. From our employee-led community discussion groups to virtual training sessions and webinars, our teams are with you every step of the way.  

Yes, a graduate scheme provides you with the opportunity to kickstart your career in a competitive industry without any experience, and even land an entry-level position in some of the top organisations. Your placement can lead to a permanent position within the company. The FDM graduate scheme offers countless professional development opportunities, invaluable training, the chance to make new business connections and set yourself up for a successful future career.