The FDM Career Development Program
Our two-year career development program gives you the opportunity to kick-start your career in technology with some of the world’s largest and well-known organizations in the banking and finance industry.
As an FDM Consultant, you will work as an integral part of our clients teams on exciting projects which could involve complex trade applications or fraud detection technologies in banking and finance.
Our Career Development Programs
We offer a number of career opportunities and have helped thousands of people start their careers in tech through our two distinct training pathways:
Why Choose the FDM Career Development Program?
Our two-year career development program gives you the opportunity to kick-start your career in technology with some of the world’s largest and well-known organizations in banking and finance, blockchain, consulting services, insurance, and retail.
Working in an entry-level consulting job, you will become an integral part of our clients’ teams and work on exciting projects. This could involve complex trade applications for global banks, new applications to optimize key operational systems for airlines, developing new entertainment channels for broadcast media or helping to improve critical government services that millions of US citizens depend on daily.
How does the FDM Career Development Program work?
The FDM Career Development Program starts with a comprehensive 6-14 week training schedule through the FDM academy, led by our expert team, and offers the opportunity to achieve industry-recognized certifications depending on the career pathway you choose. The training will develop both your technical and professional skills and will allow you to experience an agile working environment where you will be presented with real-world challenges to solve.
After successfully completing your training, you will begin your two-year career journey and will be placed with one of our global clients in an entry-level job. Here you will be able to gain invaluable hands-on experience and add some leading brands to your resume.
We provide you with ongoing support and guidance throughout your whole career journey: from the day you become an FDM trainee until the end of your placement as a fully-fledged consultant thriving on client site. Our goal is happy and successful placements for both our consultants and clients, which is why we will be there for you every step of the way.
Find out more about what’s different about the FDM Career Development Program here.
An inclusive recruitment process
We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and to open up a career in tech for a wide audience. We have taken the following steps to ensure an inclusive recruitment process:
- Our recruitment team for our careers program has undergone unconscious bias training.
- Our recruitment processes focus on the potential of the candidate rather than previous experience.
- We accept applications from all degrees and universities and encourage candidates from a non-STEM background to consider a career in tech.
- We deliver practical upskilling sessions for people to unlock their technical skills
- We actively look to hire people from a diverse range of backgrounds – 57% of our US graduate consultants are from a people of color background.
- There are 90+ nationalities working together as a team, across FDM globally.
Do you qualify for the FDM Career Development Program?
If you’re an ambitious individual looking for an entry-level consulting job, FDM could have just the right program for you. We do not expect any prior experience and we welcome applicants from all academic backgrounds. We do ask that you are:
- Educated with a bachelor’s degree
- Exemplary communication skills
- Open to relocation should our clients require it in future (limited cities/states)
- A demonstrable interest and desire to work in technology
- Legally authorized to work in the US
What our consultants say
Financial Crime Analyst at St. James Place Management Services
University of Bradford
I am currently responsible for ensuring the bank is in line with current Anti-Money Laundering procedures through transaction monitoring, threat detection and the analysis of customer data. 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 stay engaged.
Business Intelligence Developer at Drax Power
I really enjoy the variety of projects I get to work on on-site. I am also given the time to focus on my own professional development and take charge of my future. I currently run the PowerBI training at the company for users wanting to use this technology in their roles and it feels great to have this responsibility.
RPA Developer at Capgemini UK
University of Chester
While on-site I have been working on a project for Network Rail with another developer. Straight away I was able to develop, liaise with the SMEs and see a robot in a live system. As this project had three robots but only two developers, I also got to take over responsibility for one of these robots while it was successfully moved into the live system.
Simply submit your application and resume here to kick-start your FDM journey.
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.
This stage will comprise 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.
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.
Support and Development
We provide a range of support and development initiatives, offering career and personal guidance throughout your FDM journey.
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