Life at FDM
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!
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 programs in place to continuously support and engage with our people.
FDM provides a number of tracks of training for consultants, in specialties 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:
Criteria & Process
Criteria & Process
Selection and Recruitment
- 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
We hold regular insight days at our office to provide you with the opportunity to find out what the Graduate Program has to offer. Contact us at [email protected] to find out about upcoming events.
“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.”
Deepanshu Nambiar, 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
Robert Durie, FDM Software Developer placed at Datacash
Graeme Taylor, FDM Software Test Analyst placed at Wincor Nixdorf
Nathan Mukhtar, FDM BI Developer placed at HSBC
Deepa Kothari, Business Analyst placed at National Grid
Pertula Bernard, FDM Regulation Data Analyst placed at HSBC