Software Development
Graduate Program

Providing training, support and invaluable real-world commercial experience working as a Software Developer


Why choose the Software Development Program?

The FDM Software Development Graduate Program combines expert training and support programs 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, and .Net 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 program 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 US 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 required 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
  • Site Reliability Engineer
  • Cloud Engineer

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What our consultants say

Frank Yang

Frank Yang

Mobile Applications Developer

“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 while enabling other standalone teams to do the same.”

Swetha Thanabalasingam

Swetha Thanabalasingam

Software Developer

“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

“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 program?

Do you think you’ve got what it takes to pursue a career as a 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 with a bachelor’s degree
  • Exemplary communication skills
  • Geographically flexible throughout the US to support our clients
  • A demonstrable interest and desire to work in technology
  • Legally authorized to work in the US

Application process

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Apply online

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Apply online

Simply submit your application and resume 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 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 assessments

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Online assessments

This stage will be comprised of a video interview and IT aptitude test. 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. Then, you will complete 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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Behavioral and technical interviews

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Behavioral and technical interviews

At this stage, you will take part in two interviews. One will be conducted by one of our Account Managers and the other will be with one of our technical Trainers. They will focus on your ability to join the program rather than previous experience. This is also your opportunity to meet other graduates you could be training with and find out more about the program.

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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
Program

Wellbeing
Program
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
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
Virtual training, webinars and discussions are available to consultants, as well as e-learning platforms, including LinkedIn Learning and Intuition Know-How.

Consultant
Peer Support

Consultant
Peer Support
Our Consultant Peer Support (CPS) Program introduces new FDMers to those already working on-site, to help them settle into their new role.

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 is 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 socialize 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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