Why choose the Project Management Graduate Program at FDM?
Working in an entry-level Project Management job, you will plan, manage and execute important projects from start to finish, keeping them on track and ensuring their success.
The FDM Project Management Development Program will provide you with expert training to work with our clients in one of two distinct functions: either as a PMO Analyst, working in a central function, providing assurances and governance over a number of projects across a portfolio or program, or as a Project Support Officer, helping to deliver a project alongside a Project Manager. In both cases, you will be heavily involved in project planning, scheduling, risk management, stakeholder management, progress and budget tracking.
We provide support at every stage of your career with us to ensure you have all the guidance you need to thrive in your new role. Find out more about our support system.
What you’ll do on the Project Management Development Program
Working in an FDM entry-level Project Management job, you will learn the drivers of business change and how to initiate, plan, control and monitor the delivery of a project. Working alongside more experienced Project Management professionals, you will develop a deep understanding of the Project Life Cycle, Waterfall and Agile methodologies and how to accelerate and support a change initiative to completion.
A career in Project Management could see you working with large clients in many different sectors, executing digital transformation initiatives or supporting organizational structural change. You may be responsible for managing internal projects, such as the implementation of a new CRM system like Salesforce or Workday, or supporting the development of customer-focused software and solutions.
Key skills for a Project Manager
- Great organisational skills
- Logical thinker
- Attentive listener
- Strong networking skills
Project Management career prospects
When you pursue a career path in Project Management, there are numerous opportunities along the hierarchy of the Project Management structure, such as Senior Project Manager, Program Manager and eventually Portfolio Lead. Many of our consultants working within Governance have progressed into roles as PMO Leads.
Through working across a range of projects, you will develop contextual knowledge within your industry as well as in a technical specialism e.g. Data, Analytics, Cloud, Infrastructure, Software Development.
What our consultants say
Data Analyst and Project Management Officer at Northern Trust
University of Bath
FDM supported me in my first steps in the IT sector. I was placed with a global Financial Services company where I’ve had the chance to grow and develop in different roles, working with a number of stakeholders and getting to know different parts of the business. I can really see the value that my work is adding to the growing organisation.
Delivery Manager at Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
Leeds Beckett University
During my time in the academy I was able to develop new skills and gain qualifications which are now very critical in my role. I’m currently working as a Delivery Manager for the UK’s biggest public service department. As part of my job, I take on multiple projects to enable the department to transform its ways of working. I’ve also had the opportunity to lead on my own projects, which has allowed me to develop and gain further skills.
Project Management Officer at AMS / HM Courts & Tribunals Service
University of Pisa
I worked as PMO for the Portfolio Delivery Team. My focus was on risks and issues management and interventions, and on maintaining and promoting the project delivery framework. I also managed portfolio dependencies and ensured that the appropriate risk mitigation strategies were in place. The environment was really supporting, inclusive and diverse and I felt valued by both FDM and my manager on site.
Do you qualify for the Project Management Development Program
If you are an ambitious and enthusiastic graduate with exceptional organisational skills, this could be the role for you! No prior Project Management experience is required and we welcome applicants from all degree disciplines and backgrounds.
We do ask that you are:
- Educated to degree level (2:2 or higher)
- An excellent communicator
- Passionate about a career in technology and business
- Geographically flexible depending on client location
- Able to commit to the full 2-year graduate careers program
- Eligible to work in the UK
Simply submit your application and CV 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
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.
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