FDM Group - Application Process
FDM Group is the market leader in the Recruit, Train and Deploy industry. We are renowned for our dynamic Careers Programme, which transforms graduates, returners to work and ex-forces personnel into IT and business professionals before deploying them across our client base. We provide award-winning business and technical training in several areas including Project Support, Business Analysis, Business Intelligence, Software Development, Software Testing, Risk, Regulation and Compliance and IT Service Management. Once trained, FDM consultants work on client sites to support them in achieving specific business objectives within various sectors, including financial services, media, retail, government and public sector, not-for-profits, insurance and more. With centres across Europe, North America and APAC, FDM has shown exponential growth throughout the years, firmly establishing itself as an award-winning FTSE 250 employer.
Mission: We create and inspire exciting careers that shape our digital future.
FAQ's at FDM Group
What is an IT or Business Consultant?
A consultant works in partnership with clients on specific projects either as part of an outsourced team or to supplement an existing one. Consultants are relocated to client centres for a contracted amount of time to plan and develop business or technology systems and may also be asked to provide expert advice related to their specialism. Consultancy is a flexible career as projects can range from a few months to years depending on its size. FDM consultants are employed by FDM to provide professional business and IT consultancy to our clients.
Will I have to pay for my training?
The training you receive is funded by FDM as long as you commit to work for us for two years. The training period is unpaid and you will receive a salary when you start your first placement as an FDM consultant.
Is it essential for me to have an IT degree?
We welcome candidates from a range of academic backgrounds including Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). We also accept applications from non-STEM graduates who demonstrate a passion for working in the IT industry, particularly for our business pathways.
We also offer career pathways for returners to work and ex-forces personnel.
When will I be paid a salary?
Following your training you will be an employee of FDM as one of our IT or business consultants. Once you have started your first placement, you will earn a salary.
What does an FDM assessment day involve?
FDM’s Assessment day enables us to assess candidates for a range of skills including: technical, numerical, interpersonal and teamwork. Our assessment centres run on a weekly basis from 9am to 3pm. The schedule of the day involves welcome talks from FDM management followed by a talk from HR to run through any questions you may have regarding our contract and business model. Following this, there will be three tests; mathematics, logical-thinking aptitude and a set theory diagram test. You will also have three separate interviews conducted by FDM Managers from various departments within the business; this ensures every candidate is given a fair and equal opportunity. FDM’s assessment is not only a chance for us to assess you, it is also an opportunity for you to ask FDM any questions you may have and find out more about us.
What happens after I complete my training?
After you successfully complete your training you will be available for client roles. Once selected for placement, you start a two-year employment with FDM as an IT or business consultant. During these two years, you could be placed on one or more of our client sites.
Where will my client placements be?
We have opportunities across Europe, North America or Asia, although there is no obligation for you to work internationally. FDM consultants must be prepared for placements on client sites anywhere within the UK.
What happens at the end of the two years?
You have a number of options to progress your career further within the IT or business sector. You will still be an FDM employee working for an award-winning company. However, you are no longer contractually bound to remain with the company and can pursue other avenues if you prefer, such as transitioning into permanent employment with a client you have been placed with. FDM continues to provide our senior consultants with demanding and fulfilling technical placements. They also have the option of pursuing roles internally. No matter how you choose to progress your IT career, you will have two years of excellent commercial experience gained through the highly reputable FDM Graduate Programme.