Challenge yourself with the FDM Data Engineering Graduate Programme


Why choose the Data Engineering Graduate Programme at FDM?

As a Data Engineer, you will play a crucial role in the design and creation of data-centric scalable solutions which are vital to helping an organisation understand their data and use it to facilitate growth. You will manage and process huge datasets and become an expert in distributed data storage and computing frameworks.

The FDM Data Engineering Graduate Programme will provide you with several weeks of intensive training, followed by the opportunity to work on-site with our prestigious clients. This could see you working with some of the biggest names in finance, energy and insurance, where you will process massive amounts of data every day, creating dataflows, managing data lakes, designing real-time streaming and batch-type data ingestion pipelines.

Our team will be there to help you throughout your entire journey. From day one of training, you will have a comprehensive support system available to you, including mentoring, wellbeing programmes and much more!

What you’ll do on the Data Engineering Graduate Programme

As an FDM Data Engineer, you will have many advanced tools and frameworks at your disposal which you will use to solve various complex data problems. During training, you will learn which tools and frameworks are best suited for different situations, as well as how to conduct data analysis and draw insights from datasets. You will work both individually and on group projects, in order to build collaboration skills and get a feel for the real working environment.

You will benefit from pivotal training in distributed storage and computing platforms, such as Hadoop software, as well as learn how to work with distributed file systems (HDFS), create data flows using PigLatin language and conduct data analysis. This involves learning a diverse range of languages, including SQL, HiveQL, Python and Spark, many of which you will work with on client sites. Alongside this, you will gain practical Excel training which is crucial to becoming a Data Engineer and a valuable skill to have in all technical fields.

After you have completed training, you will have the opportunity to apply everything you have learnt working with our clients on exciting projects, managing and interpreting data for industry-leading organisations.

Key Skills for a Data Engineer

  • Highly analytical thought process
  • Ability to conceptualise and break down problems
  • Coding skills
  • Passion for data analysis
  • Attention to detail
  • Skillful with people
  • Ability to assimilate and propose own ideas
  • Team player

Data Engineering Career prospects

Data Engineering is an extremely versatile career and offers countless opportunities for progression. You could pursue various senior roles, such as:

  • Chief Data Engineer
  • Senior Data Engineer
  • Chief of Data Governance and Management

You will acquire a highly specialised skill set and develop expertise as a Data Engineer which will open many doors for you in your career, allowing you to enter a wide selection of specialist technical roles, such as:

  • Data Solution Architect
  • Technical Data Lead
  • Data Manager
  • Data Modeller

What our consultants say

Frank Yang

Frank Yang

Mobile Applications Developer at BP International

University of Edinburgh

“My team is responsible for implementing industry leading development practices within the business. During my two and half years here, I have worked on various mobile apps and automation pipelines whilst enabling other standalone teams to do the same.”

Swetha Thanabalasingam

Swetha Thanabalasingam

Software Developer at Companies House

Brunel University

“My current placement has been extremely beneficial for myself as both a developer and as a person working in the IT industry. I have gained a lot of knowledge and skills, but the best part has been the exposure I have had to different languages and systems.”

Oliver Daniels

Oliver Daniels

Software Engineer at Lloyds Banking Group

University of Essex

“I work with the react.js framework to build front-end apps for the bank and on-site, I am treated like a permanent member of the group.”

Do you qualify for the Data Engineering Graduate Programme?

Are you ready to pursue a career as a Data Engineer? If you’re an ambitious go-getter with a keen interest in data, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you. You don’t need to have any previous experience in tech or a STEM degree as we accept candidates from all backgrounds!

We also 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

Could this be the ideal role for you? Apply now

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 at FDM


We offer a range of support and development initiatives, designed to help you at every stage of your journey with FDM, from graduate to Data Engineer.

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 Program

Online Learning and
Development Program
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 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.

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