Why choose the Data Engineering Development Program at FDM?
As a Data Engineer, you will play a crucial role in the design and creation of data-centric scalable solutions which are vital to helping an organization understand their data and use it to facilitate growth. You will manage and process huge datasets and become an expert in distributed data storage and computing frameworks.
The FDM Data Engineering Development Program will provide you with several weeks of intensive training, followed by the opportunity to work on-site with our prestigious clients. This could see you working with some of the biggest names in finance, energy and insurance, where you will process massive amounts of data every day, creating dataflows, managing data lakes, designing real-time streaming and batch-type data ingestion pipelines.
Our team will be there to help you throughout your entire journey. From day one of training, you will have a comprehensive support system available to you, including mentoring, wellbeing programs and much more!
What you’ll do on the Data Engineering Development Program
As an FDM Data Engineer, you will have many advanced tools and frameworks at your disposal which you will use to solve various complex data problems. During training, you will learn which tools and frameworks are best suited for different situations, as well as how to conduct data analysis and draw insights from datasets. You will work both individually and on group projects, in order to build collaboration skills and get a feel for the real working environment.
You will benefit from pivotal training in distributed storage and computing platforms, such as Hadoop software, as well as learn how to work with distributed file systems (HDFS), create data flows using PigLatin language and conduct data analysis. This involves learning a diverse range of languages, including SQL, HiveQL, Python and Spark, many of which you will work with on client sites. Alongside this, you will gain practical Excel training which is crucial to becoming a Data Engineer and a valuable skill to have in all technical fields.
After you have completed training, you will have the opportunity to apply everything you have learnt working with our clients on exciting projects, managing and interpreting data for industry-leading organizations.
Key Skills for a Data Engineer
- Highly analytical thought process
- Ability to conceptualize and break down problems
- Coding skills
- Passion for data analysis
- Attention to detail
- Skillful with people
- Ability to assimilate and propose own ideas
- Team player
Data Engineering Career prospects
Data Engineering is an extremely versatile career and offers countless opportunities for progression. You could pursue various senior roles, such as:
- Chief Data Engineer
- Senior Data Engineer
- Chief of Data Governance and Management
You will acquire a highly specialized skill set and develop expertise as a Data Engineer which will open many doors for you in your career, allowing you to enter a wide selection of specialist technical roles, such as:
- Data Solution Architect
- Technical Data Lead
- Data Manager
- Data Modeler
What our consultants say
Mobile Applications Developer at BP International
University of Edinburgh
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 whilst enabling other standalone teams to do the same.
Software Developer at Companies House
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.
Software Engineer at Lloyds Banking Group
University of Essex
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 Data Engineering Development Program?
Are you ready to pursue a career as a Data Engineer? If you’re an ambitious go-getter with a keen interest in data, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you. You don’t need to have any previous experience in tech or a STEM degree as we accept candidates from all backgrounds!
We also ask that you have the following:
- Educated with a bachelor’s degree
- Excellent communication skills
- A demonstrable interest in technology and business
- Able to commit to the full 2-year graduate careers programme
- Legally authorized to work in the US
Could this be the ideal role for you? Apply now
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 at FDM
We offer a range of support and development initiatives, designed to help you at every stage of your journey with FDM, from graduate to Data Engineer.