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Graduates

Graduate Careers

Life at FDM

How It Works

FDM’s Careers Program bridges the gap between academia and the commercial world for graduates like you.

  • Apply to the FDM Careers Program
  • Develop your IT and business expertise training with our industry experts
  • Work on-site with prestigious clients, gaining hands-on commercial experience
  • Excel as you set yourself on a meaningful career path – the sky’s the limit!

Why FDM

We equip you with:

  • IT and business training modeled after our client environments
  • 2+ years of hands-on commercial experience
  • A foot in the door with one or more of our prestigious clients
  • Exposure to dynamic working environments
  • Ongoing career support and professional development

 


 

Supporting Your Progression

FDM has a number of careers programs in place to continuously support and engage with our people.

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Consultant Peer Support (CPS) Program

The CPS Program ensures that when a new consultant is placed on-site, they are connected with a more senior FDM consultant already working with that client to help ease their transition. These CPS ambassadors provide the guidance needed to help you get settled, connect with fellow FDMers in the area and prepare for your new role on-site.

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Mentoring Program

The Mentoring Program brings together individuals at all levels of their career journey, from management to new starters. It provides you with the opportunity to build relationships and network within FDM’s wider community by linking our consultants, alumni, trainees, internal staff and clients together.

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Alumni Network

FDM has launched the careers of thousands of people who make up our alumni network of talented individuals. We regularly interact and engage with our alumni community, giving past and present FDMers a network from which to build relationships, learn from others and explore opportunities with people who have had similar career experiences.

Graduate Career Opportunities

FDM provides a number of tracks of training for consultants, in specialities both business and technically focused.

Interviews with our clients are ongoing throughout your training, and you may be selected for a role that requires additional specialized training. When selected for one of these roles, your core training will be supplemented to include additional modules specific to the client’s needs.

Our consultants have been trained and placed in exciting roles including:

 

Career Opportunities

Criteria & Process

Selection and Recruitment

Essential Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Eligible to work in the US
  • Demonstrated knowledge and passion in IT and business
  • Open to being geographically flexible for client placements across the US

Join Us

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Apply online.

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Complete a video interview.

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Complete our online aptitude assessment.

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Attend an Interview Day at one of our centers, or interview virtually:

  • New York, NY
  • Metro DC (Reston, VA)
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Austin, TX

Contact

Ready to join our Careers Program? You can apply directly online here.

Still have questions? Reach out to us at [email protected] to talk to a recruiter and find out more.

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My name is Elizabeth Sherman and I am placed with the New York Property Insurance Underwriting Association that we typically shorten up to NYPIUA. Officially I was hired as a Junior Software Developer, but they really started me out in app support for one particular ECM application.

Honestly looking back now, it was a really good way to get started because I learned how the application worked, how it was used, how users interacted with it, and a lot of places where it could be improved. If you’re in one of the other software, and you pull up a modal window of the application that I’m in charge of, I know what to look for and I know what to plan for and that’s been really helpful.

It was easier with an app support background to take on that responsibility because I understood how the users interacted with it. It all kind of fit together like a puzzle, and it was easy to move up from there.

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Saiid Ghahreman, FDM Alumni (now Internal Account Manager):

I wanted something where I could get a nice easy start, where I could you know, show my abilities, learn, you know, develop myself a little bit.

It was a little bit scary in the beginning because you know you’re still young and fresh right out of the right out of university, but the people, the environment, the culture, the vibe, if we can call it that was great from day.

One thousands of little possibilities as to what to do at FDM, whether it’s coming in and doing the streamlined straight approach to a client, which then leads to coming back and doing another project somewhere else, or leads to, you know, you staying at that client and becoming a customer of FDM at some point or whether it, you know, goes more down the line of turning into an internal staff member, whether it’s in sales, in recruiting, in training, you know there’s a lot of different possibilities and they don’t just stop at those that I just mentioned.

You know I was given an opportunity and that’s, I guess, it all boils down to that you know. FDM is about giving people opportunities, I was given an opportunity.

Coming in there’s always changes, there’s always things moving, it’s fast paced, and as long as you’re willing to put in the time and the work, I guess the opportunities are endless, but that sounds kind of cliché, but that’s the way it is here.

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Amy Xu, FDM Consultant:

My name’s Amy. I grew up born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. I went to school at Baruch College, majoring in statistics and quantitative modelling.

I think the work-life or the culture at FDM is really fun and light. Everyone is easy to talk to, and I always felt comfortable asking for help, or meeting new people, or just reaching out. Even after I was on-site, I’ve had trainers email me just asking how I was doing. It’s a very fast-paced training and also a wide range of knowledge.

The trainers here are very experienced, I think that was the most important part. Just because trainers will apply real-world examples and experiences from things that they have learned.

If you want to grow your network and you love making friends, meeting new people – which I think is very important – and just gain a broader and wider range of knowledge and continue learning, I think FDM is the smartest choice.

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Syed Hague, FDM Consultant:

I’m Syed Hague. I’m a recent graduate from Hunter College with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a minor in mathematics. The relationships that you cultivate here, you’re put into a group of people that are like-minded. They’re trying to start their career and that’s something you can latch on with, and just seeing the professional development that you can have. I very much appreciated that and that’s why I stayed and, you know, decided to go all the way with FDM.

The trainers at FDM, honestly, they’re awesome. Like, I really enjoyed learning from them and any kind of questions that you have, any kind of technical questions, they can answer everything. They’ve been in the field for a long time. FDM’s training, I would say, is definitely top class.

I felt that I learned a lot and that carried on through the entire training program. I learned so much that I possibly didn’t think I could in such a short period of time, so I think it’s amazing.

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Holland Cooper, FDM Consultant:

My name is Holland Cooper. I’m 24 years old. I work as an IT consultant for FDM group.

I love training here at FDM. I loved all the instructors, all the lessons, all the activities. I think that FDM does a fantastic job of developing their consultants as IT professionals. You learn not only the hard skills like SQL, UNIX and coding but you also learn the soft skills like how to communicate, how to carry yourself as a professional.

I only moved here to New York about five months ago and I’ve made so many connections professionally and personally because of FDM. The people here are all fantastic, they’ve helped me develop as an IT professional and just building those relationships is something that I’m always thankful for.

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Testimonials

“In my final year of university, I found myself very interested in both IT and finance. When I received an offer from FDM, I knew it was the right choice to make. During my time in the academy, I went through practical and intensive IT training courses. Additionally, I made good friends that I still catch-up with regularly. At UBS, my responsibilities are challenging but very rewarding. I work alongside my manager to oversee tech risk portfolios across 250+ apps under IB technology. Another highlight of my role is having the opportunity to work with five teams across the globe to prepare monthly risk reports for the UBS senior management team. I am excited to work with people around the world and learn from different scenarios every day. My manager is very supportive and truly cares about my experience at UBS, he invites me to events and provides me with a monthly career review. It is an honour to be selected as a Consultant of the Month winner, and it’s the best way to mark my first year at FDM.”

Ken Wong (APAC), Tech Risk Management Analyst, placed at UBS

“It is great working in an environment where the systems and processes are constantly evolving to adapt with customer, regulatory or industry requirements. My day-to-day KYC responsibilities include reviewing account information, identifying ultimate beneficial ownership, sanctions and adverse media screening, performing gap analysis and escalating any risk elevating factors to the financial security team. I feel I have made a huge impact to the company.”

Due Diligence Officer, placed at BNP Paribas

“As a regulation data analyst at HSBC, time management is everything. I support various teams within the banking sector when it comes to the remediation, analysis and review of client data as well as researching and validating client account structures and making necessary changes within the system. These requests are often time sensitive based on the clients’ trading activity. Being able to prioritise and execute in a timely manner and communication is essential in this role. Our main goal is to analyse, review and validate the data through the necessary parties before updating the systems so that they are compliant and in sync across multiple worldwide functions. Communicating with HSBC workers around the world means that you establish international friendships and learn about the various cultures.”

Pertula Bernard, FDM Regulation Data Analyst, placed at HSBC

“My day-to-day role at Datacash involved the implementation of new functionality for a global payment gateway. This covered various stages in the lifecycle including design, implementation and release. Languages used included Java, Perl, SQL and some shell scripting for server side development, as well as client-side web development (HTML, CSS, Javascript etc.). My experience on site has been very positive – I’ve learned a substantial amount, my projects have been interesting and everyone here has been extremely supportive. If you’re looking for a way into the industry, even without a degree in computer science, FDM is an excellent way to start your career.”

Robert Durie, FDM Software Developer placed at Datacash

“My experience on-site has been career changing. I have worked here for over three years now, meeting various new people and making contacts in the industry that are vital for the future. My day-to-day role consists mainly of system testing and system integration testing. During my first two and half years at Wincor I progressed from a junior test analyst to the senior role that I am in today, and am now responsible for training new testers and helping them on a daily basis. The best thing about FDM is the flexibility for career progression.”

Graeme Taylor, FDM Software Test Analyst placed at Wincor Nixdorf

“Training in FDM’s Academy was a rewarding experience; the industry-specific training covered a range of subjects such as data warehousing, data cleansing, data visualisation and dashboard development skills that have helped me succeed in a professional working environment.”

Nathan Mukhtar, FDM BI Developer placed at HSBC

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time on site and I am currently involved in one of the largest programmes in gas system operations. I am learning many new things on a daily basis. In my role at National Grid, I have been welcomed and supported by FDM as well as the BA team, who have made my transition into working life much easier by providing me the opportunity to work closely with many experienced colleagues on various aspects of a project.”

Deepa Kothari, Business Analyst placed at National Grid

“As a regulation data analyst at HSBC, time management is everything. I support various teams within the banking sector when it comes to the remediation, analysis and review of client data as well as researching and validating client account structures and making necessary changes within the system. These requests are often time sensitive based on the clients’ trading activity. Being able to prioritise and execute in a timely manner and communication is essential in this role. Our main goal is to analyse, review and validate the data through the necessary parties before updating the systems so that they are compliant and in sync across multiple worldwide functions. Communicating with HSBC workers around the world means that you establish international friendships and learn about the various cultures.”

Pertula Bernard, FDM Regulation Data Analyst placed at HSBC