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.
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.
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
What our consultants say
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.
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.
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) – No STEM required
- Exemplary communication skills
- A demonstrable interest and desire to work in technology
- Eligible to work in Singapore
- 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
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.
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.
Join the FDM Software Development Graduate Programme
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