Why choose the Business Intelligence Development Program at FDM?
In today’s technologically focused world, the success of most organizations lies in how they use historical, current and predictive data. As a Business Intelligence Analyst, you will use your investigative and problem-solving skills to analyze data, uncover trends, spot opportunities and make predictions that deliver actionable insights.
The FDM Business Intelligence Development Program will provide you with specialist training to prepare you to work with our industry leading clients. Working in an entry-level Business Intelligence job, you will be a critical link between business users and the data they need to make decisions and as such, you will develop excellent technical and business capabilities.
We provide a comprehensive program of support and engagement for our consultants. From mentoring, to learning and development, to networking groups, we’ll be with you every step of the way.
What you’ll do on the Business Intelligence Development Program at FDM
We will provide dedicated training to prepare you for your entry-level Business Intelligence Analyst job with our world-renowned clients. You will establish a solid understanding of databases and the standards used to query them, as well as additional database formats. You will learn the central concept of data warehousing and review the benefits of the different data model approaches and how to use different tools such as SSIS and Power BI, as well as develop a strong grounding in SQL.
Once on client site, you will have the opportunity to work with vast sets of data or use the latest technology or machine learning to gather pivotal insight before communicating your analysis to the high-level decision-makers of global businesses.
Key skills for an entry-level Business Intelligence Analyst
- Highly analytical
- Strong communicator
- Able to assimilate and propose your own ideas
- High attention to detail
- Take pride in the accuracy and quality of your work
- An excellent team player
- Passionate about IT and business
Business Intelligence career prospects
A career in Business Intelligence is incredibly versatile and offers fantastic career progression opportunities, beginning working in an entry-level Business Intelligence job but progressing into various exciting roles, such as:
- Senior Business Intelligence Developer
- Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
- Senior ETL Developer
- Director of Business Intelligence
As a Business Intelligence Analyst, you will have a highly sought-after skill set and excellent commercial experience that will open a number of future career paths and opportunities for you.
What our consultants say
Business Intelligence Developer
I am part of a 3-man BI developer team and my main duties are revolved around reporting, particularly PowerBI and SSRS. Some of my day to day activities include project work, report building and maintenance and understanding user requirements for reporting purposes. I enjoy the variety of projects and the work I get to do. I’m currently responsible for running the PowerBI training at the company for users wanting to use this technology in their roles.
I have been part of a Scrum team responsible for creating a strategic risk platform to enable enhanced risk reporting for the business. My role has involved data analysis, design and creation of a database and providing detailed mappings for the ETL process, bringing data from source to target. I am continuously challenged every day and I have learned so much in the short time I’ve been here.
The two things I enjoy the most in my role are constantly meeting and working with new people from different areas of the business and using SQL to investigate data in the warehouse in order to solve problems.
Do you qualify for the program?
We’re looking for driven graduates to join the FDM community and contribute their talents to the tech world. You don’t need any previous technology experience or a STEM degree. If you’ve got the ambition and passion for tech, this could be the perfect role for you.
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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Support and Development
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