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 Singaporean 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 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

Bryan Leong

Bryan Leong

Software Developer

National University of Singapore

“I am the sole Python coder in my team. I have been given a range of interesting tasks such as working with software vendors to access the visibility of their products, building API’s and testing CI/CD pipelines for Python code. “

Anarane Tung

Anarane Tung

Front End Developer

National University of Singapore

“I am responsible for building the user-facing web pages and components that will be used in the next generation of the MAS Electronic Payment System. I enjoy the opportunity to work on a product that will be seen and used by many financial institutions.”

Karl Lim

Karl Lim

Software Tester

Singapore Institute of Management

“I am currently placed with a client in the digital payments industry. My role involves testing for software defects and ensuring the smooth integration and operation of the client’s payment platforms. I enjoy what I do as it requires me to think from different perspectives in order to identify and preempt issues that users might face.”

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)
  • Exemplary communication skills
  • A demonstrable interest and desire to work in technology
  • Eligible to work in Singapore
  • Able to commit to the full 2-year graduate careers programme

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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We will conduct a video interview to get to know you better and ask you a few more questions to help evaluate your suitability for the program. You can complete this using a computer, tablet or mobile phone. Please see our blog for some tips.

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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 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 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.

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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