Why choose the Business Analysis Development Program at FDM?
Working in a Business Analyst entry-level job, you will bridge the gap between the technological and business side of an organization. This involves taking responsibility for technology and process change initiatives, gathering requirements from stakeholders and translating them so that they are easily accessible and understood company-wide. Your role is crucial to the future development of a business, helping to streamline processes, increase efficiency and improve services.
The FDM Business Analysis Development Program will provide you with expert training to prepare you for placements working with our leading clients. This could see you working with large organizations with global reach to design and develop breakthrough applications or software. You will connect with teams and stakeholders across the globe to implement valuable change or technological initiatives to benefit the organization as a whole.
We will be there to support you every step of the way with career development programs, mentoring, wellbeing services and much more. Find out more about our support system.
What you’ll do on the Business Analysis Development Program
As an FDM entry-level Business Analyst, you will learn when and how to use a diverse range of business analysis tools and techniques, as well as best practices for working with stakeholders and dealing with documentation. We will provide you with training to develop your investigation and analysis skills to help you truly understand and solve any business problem at hand. This will involve both group and individual exercises to prepare you for real working scenarios.
You will also learn how to establish, document and model requirements. Modeling techniques will be taught to ensure you can effectively communicate these processes, and so that requirements can be acted upon to deliver value for the client. Stakeholder identification and management technique training will ensure you are also able to act appropriately with those involved in the change. Finally, you will receive the BCS Foundation certificate in Business Analysis to validate your skills and carry with you throughout your entire professional career.
After training, you will begin your placement working on-site in an entry-level Business Analyst job with our prestigious clients and delve into exciting change initiative projects from day one.
Key skills for a Business Analyst
- Attentive listener
- Ambitious Inquisitive
- An excellent networker and team player
- Passionate about a career in technology and business
Business Analysis career prospects
Starting in an entry-level Business Analyst job, you could progress into more senior roles, such as Senior or Lead Business Analyst, taking charge of leading teams to analyze, design and deliver requirements for ever more complex and larger changes.
As the scope of a Business Analyst role also encompasses the reasoning behind organizational change, you may also find yourself later transitioning to project management, or other business area management positions.
After developing and honing a highly sought-after skill set during your time on-site, you could go on to specialize in more specific areas of analysis. You may also end up having more technical exposure, and thus pursuing a role in technical or enterprise architecture.
What our Consultants say
FDM provided a platform and foundation for me to practice my passion for IT and I am now in my third year as a consultant. In my time on-site at the Home Office, I have been involved in two critical Agile projects impacting all departments within the organization.
During my time in the academy I was able to develop new skills and gain qualifications which are now very critical in my role. While on-site, I’ve had the opportunity to lead on my own projects, which has allowed me to develop and gain further skills.
My role covers many different aspects, from stakeholder engagement for requirement gathering to working closely with different technical areas to achieve a viable solution. It means that no day is the same. The volume of collaboration and interaction with others is something I really enjoy and being able to see the initial requirements turn out into technical output shows that the hard work has paid off.
Do you qualify for the Business Analysis Development Program?
Are you an ambitious and imaginative person, ready to kick-start your career? If so, then this could be the ideal opportunity for you. We do not expect you to have any prior experience in business or technology and we accept candidates from all disciplines, universities and backgrounds.
We also 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
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 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.
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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