Why choose the Software Development Program?
The FDM Software Development Program combines expert training and support programs, ultimately offering you an entry-level software development role with our leading clients.
You will have the opportunity to develop your skills in a number of languages such as Python, Java, and .Net frameworks; work on Cloud platforms such as Azure and learn about different development practices such as DevOps and Agile working. Once trained, you will be placed on-site as an FDM Software Development Consultant, working on the latest technologies as a part of our client’s cross-functional teams and helping them to design and build software solutions.
From your first day at FDM, you will have access to a comprehensive support network, including mentors, technical experts, our wellbeing program and a global community of other FDM developers.
What you’ll do as a Software Developer
Once on client site, you will help to create new and innovative digital experiences spanning a wide range of sectors. This could be anything from working on complex trade applications for global banks, new entertainment channels for broadcast media or improving critical government services that millions of US citizens depend on daily!
You will benefit from several weeks of intensive training to prepare you for your role on-site with our clients. During the training, you will have the opportunity to work on simulated real-world projects, as part of cross-functional scrum teams, using an agile working methodology. The training mirrors the client environment and ensures that you have the skills and knowledge as well as tangible experience to kick-start your career as a Software Developer.
Key skills required for an entry-level Software Developer job
- Strong analytical capability
- Logical and a natural problem solver
- Creative mindset
- Team player
- Attention to detail
- Excellent written and verbal communication
Software Developer career prospects
Once you have finished your training with us, you will have a highly sought-after skill set and experience in a technical role that requires high levels of expertise, opening a number of exciting alternative future career paths to you.
FDM’s Software Development Program is incredibly varied and comes with fantastic career progress opportunities such as:
- Lead Developer
- Technical Architect
- Chief Information Officer
Or you could progress into specialist roles such as:
- Applications Developer
- Games Developer
- Web Developer
- Systems Developer
- Site Reliability Engineer
- Cloud Engineer
What our consultants say
Mobile Applications Developer
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 while enabling other standalone teams to do the same.
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.
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 program?
Do you think you’ve got what it takes to launch your career in an exciting role as an entry-level Software Developer? At FDM, we’re looking for ambitious graduates with a passion for business and technology to join the team. We accept candidates from all universities and there’s no need for any prior experience or a STEM background! We 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.
Join the FDM Software Development Graduate Program
Support and Development
Our support and development initiatives are catered to help you at every stage of your journey, from graduate to Software Developer.
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