You’ve already got the skills for a tech career

Our Veterans Program is the next step for people who have served in the armed forces and are looking to transition into a successful civilian career in Tech or Business


Career opportunities for veterans

What we do

FDM’s renowned Veterans Program bridges the gap between your military service and a corporate career. Designed for ex-military personnel from all ranks and services, we’ll make your transition as smooth as possible with expert training, ongoing support and hands-on experience with industry-leading clients.

What you’ll do

We know first-hand how much veterans have to offer the business world. Our program builds on your existing skills so you can make a difference to the world outside of the military. Once trained you will work on exciting projects that will have a real, positive impact, such as major transformation change programs in financial services.

Support and development

The FDM Veterans Program is run by veterans who understand your background and are committed to supporting your journey. We go above and beyond to support veterans across the board. We hold seven consecutive years as a ‘Military Times Best for Vets’ employer which reflects our ongoing advocacy and support of our veterans.

Find out more about our support and development programs

Recognizing your skills

We know that your military background will have equipped you with a range of transferable skills and valuable life experiences.

Our clients are looking for talented individuals with the qualities you have developed within the military, from “soft” skills such as leadership, excellent teamwork, and risk and change management, as well as technical skills you may also have acquired.

It is our goal to help you translate your existing skills into a language the corporate world recognizes. This includes expert commercial training, gaining industry-recognized certifications to validate your existing skill set and showcase your talents, as well as professional skills that will prepare you for any civilian career path ahead of you.

What our consultants say

Amanda Scott

Amanda Scott

Service Desk Analyst

“FDM has been supportive of my Army Reserves career, allowing me the time to complete my annual training. Having the support of FDM makes it easier to balance both civilian work life and my military work life. I enjoy the community feel that FDM has, it is almost like a family in the same way that you get in the military.”

Patrick Hurley

Patrick Hurley

Quality Assurance Tester

“Before joining FDM, my technical experience from the Marines was not directly relating to any positions that came my way in the civilian world. FDM seemed to be the perfect fit for me, and I was confident they would provide me with the technical training I needed to be successful on-site.”

Alex Rennie

Alex Rennie

Program Manager

“FDM and the client have been amazing in supporting my reserve activity by providing 10 days of leave so that I can conduct my duties.”

Is the Veterans Program right for you?

We look for candidates who have served in the military from all different ranks and branches. We will provide you with the opportunity to start your career in tech without a college degree. We’ll equip you with professional and industry-specific training and give you the opportunity to put your skills to the test, working on the latest technologies with some of the biggest names in the business.

We keep it simple: there’s no need for a resume, just apply or get in touch with our dedicated Veterans Team for more information. We do however require:

  • Demonstrable interest in IT with a drive to build a successful career
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical approach to problem solving
  • Proven ability in working under pressure and in a fast-paced environment
  • Geographic flexibility throughout the US for client placements
  • Eligible to work in the US

Application process

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Apply online

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Telephone interview

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Telephone interview

A member of the Veteran Recruitment Team will call to discuss the right pathway for you and next steps involving the assessment day.

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Online assessments

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Online assessments

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.

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Behavioral and technical interviews

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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 veterans you could be training with and find out more about the program.

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Support and Development

Our goal is to ensure happy and successful placements, which is why we have several support programs in place to do just that. From learning and development to engagement and networking to wellbeing programs, we’ll be with you every step of the way.

Veterans
Support

Veterans
Support
FDM supports our Guard and Reserve employees. Military leave is available to those eligible, with policies in place for pay and benefits.

Wellbeing
Program

Wellbeing
Program
Our online wellbeing portal provides a range of helpful resources, including professional guidance and advice. Consultants also have support from Wellbeing Ambassadors throughout the FDM community.

Consultant
Experience Partners

Consultant
Experience Partners
Consultants can receive support and career guidance from Consultant Experience Partners while working
on-site with our clients.

Mentoring
Program

Mentoring
Program
FDM partners consultants with mentors, based on their career aspirations and helps build long-term professional development opportunities.

Online Learning and
Development Program

Online Learning and
Development Program
Virtual training, webinars and discussions are available to consultants, as well as e-learning platforms, including LinkedIn Learning and Intuition Know-How.

Consultant
Peer Support

Consultant
Peer Support
Our Consultant Peer Support (CPS) Program introduces new FDMers to those already working on-site, to help them settle into their new role.

FDM
Networks

FDM
Networks
FDM Staff Networks are designed to offer a group for discussion around shared characteristics. They are employee-led and provide support for those in the community.

Employee
Recognition Awards

Employee
Recognition Awards
FDM is proud of our consultants’ achievements. We celebrate with company awards, including ‘Consultant of the Month’ and ‘Consultant of the Year’.

Consultant
Collaboration Platform

Consultant
Collaboration Platform
Our Consultant Collaboration Platform keeps FDM employees connected; they can socialize with each other and access helpful resources to aid learning and development.

Consultant
Experience Events

Consultant
Experience Events
We host monthly virtual events to help keep us all connected and make sure everyone feels involved in the FDM community.

Employee
Engagement Surveys

Employee
Engagement Surveys
Our partner, Inpulse, help us create employee surveys, which enable us to gain a better understanding of our people’s views and help us take positive action to accommodate their needs.

CEO
Communications

CEO
Communications
Our CEO, Rod Flavell, keeps us
up-to-date regularly through LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

Check out #RodsRoundUp videos to find out more.

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