Supporting our
university partners


Universities

FDM has over 90 partnerships with university careers services and academic departments across the UK and Ireland.

We support universities’ employability strategies by providing programmes that prepare their graduates for the corporate world, helping to hone the skills they need to build meaningful and rewarding long-term careers.

FDM’s activities include:

  • Curriculum projects with first, second and third year students to develop skills for real life business challenges
  • Virtual webinars on employability skills to support students throughout the recruitment process
  • Contributing to faculty advisory boards and employability strategy groups
  • Digital Bootcamps, including sessions around Agile, coding skills and Excel, to help students and graduates from a non-STEM background develop their digital skills
  • Virtual workshops to provide technical expertise and industry insights
  • FDM Tech Week featuring a series of events on a broad range of hot topics in tech
  • Diversity & Inclusion focussed events
  • Promoting opportunities for women in STEM via bespoke workshops and initiatives
  • Paid student internships and year-long placement programmes

Global Recruitment 2020

c 900 events held in 2020

c 900 events held in 2020

We recruit from 480+ universities

We recruit from 480+ universities

5,400+ candidates assessed

5,400+ candidates assessed

3,500+ FDM consultants worldwide

3,500+ FDM consultants worldwide

We partner with 210 universities

We partner with 210 universities

c 70,000 applications

c 70,000 applications

We work with 200+ high profile clients worldwide

We work with 200+ high profile clients worldwide

We launched the careers of over 1,200 graduates in 2020

We launched the careers of over 1,200 graduates in 2020

The Digital Bootcamp was one of the most popular employer workshops during the Autumn term. The bootcamp offered practical web programming skills for beginners and taught non-tech students the basics of HTML & SQL to create their own website. It was a great opportunity for students keen to try web programming and explore whether it could be a career option.

Cerys Jones, Business Partnerships Coordinator, University of Huddersfield

A unique graduate recruiter in one of the fastest growing employment sectors in the UK. FDM has clearly demonstrated their commitment towards creating a business and technology consultancy environment and a great place to work.

Wayne Birthwright, Careers Consultant, Leeds Beckett University

Widening participation is a key strategic objective within Higher Education and FDM’s commitment to providing graduate opportunities for all student groups offers an excellent option for them to begin a rewarding career.

Brendan Bacon, Higher Education Careers Manager and Student Employment Specialist, University of Coventry