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FDM Group Overview

London, England
1001 to 5000 employees
1991
Company - Public (FDM )
Information Technology
£100 to £500 million (GBP) per year
FDM Group is a global professional service provider with a focus on IT, with over 180 clients across multiple business sectors. FDM's business model is both unique and robust, bringing people and technology together in the most effective way. With offices in ... Read more

Mission: To continue creating and inspiring exciting careers that shape our digital future.

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FDM Group – Why Work For Us?


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The FDM Model

Our unique Careers Programme gives university graduates and Ex-Forces personnel award-winning business and technical training in core disciplines. We train tomorrow’s IT and business professionals in our award-winning Academies, and to date FDM has trained thousands of individuals to the highest industry standards in specialties including: Project/Business Analysis, Data Analysis, Software Testing, Java and .NET Software Development, Production Support, MX.3 Production Support, and more. They then progress to represent FDM on client sites as our Consultants for a minimum of two years.

The FDM Careers Programme will provide you with essential training, invaluable commercial experience and the opportunity for fast-track career development. We employ the best from a range of backgrounds and our unique combination of training and experience will prepare you for an exciting and rewarding career.


Our Culture

FDM takes pride in fostering a vibrant, dynamic, and diverse work environment where our employees are rewarded for their achievements and can work together for success.

We have centers in vibrant cities from London to New York to Hong Kong. These integral business hubs epitomize our goal to inspire the next generation of IT and business professionals.

FDM hosts events and networking opportunities worldwide, as well as granting achievement awards for exemplary work. We believe that rewarding our staff is important and our Consultants discover from day one that their time with us will be inspiring, engaging and exciting.

FDM Values

  • Ambition: We set ourselves challenging goals and are determined to achieve them
  • Collaboration: We work best when we work together
  • Energy: We thrive on activity and getting things done
  • Inclusivity: We embrace and bring together the best people with diverse backgrounds 
  • Professionalism: We work to high standards
  • Growth: We like to be challenged and have a willingness to learn, innovate and improve

Diversity

FDM is truly global in origin and outlook and is proud to be championing diversity in the workplace. We embrace the differences of each one of our employees and use their unique characteristics to make our workforce stronger. FDM’s company culture is driven by this way of thinking, which has helped us to create a dynamic and inclusive workforce worldwide. FDM is truly global in origin and outlook, with employees from over 70 nationalities and 50 languages working together as a team.


Our Clients

FDM has 180+ prestigious clients in a range of exciting industries worldwide. As an FDM Consultant, you will have the opportunity to work onsite with one or more of our clients. Visit the FDM Group YouTube Channel to hear first-hand experiences from FDM Consultants around the world to see where some of them have been placed.




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The FDM Graduate Programme is a fantastic opportunity to kick-start your career in IT. As a successful candidate, your award-winning training will take place in one of our state of the art Academies around the UK in London, Leeds or Glasgow. Once trained along your personally tailored learning pathway (full-time for approximately 12-16 weeks), you will progress to become a professional IT or business Consultant.

As an FDM Consultant you will be given the opportunity to work on exciting and current projects and gain instrumental industry experience. FDM Consultants go on to work on engaging projects like fingerprint tehcnology, facial recognition systems, supporting investment banking platforms and testing mobile banking applications.

After fulfilling the two-year commitment representing FDM on client sites, the sky is the limit. You may choose to continue as a Senior FDM Consultant and take advantage of the versatility of the role or you may have the opportunity to transfer to a client on a permanent basis. 

We accept ongoing applications for our programme, so if you have already graduated from university you can apply now for an immediate start date. 

Apply on our website today!

International Opportunities

Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Singapore

We a currently recruiting a number of high-calibre candidates to take on exciting roles with our clients in Hong Kong, Singapore and mainland China. Full training is provided within one of FDM’s UK Academies, and once completed you will be working as a professional FDM Consultant on site with our prestigious clients in Asia. For more information, visit our website.

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FDM’s Ex-Forces Programme provides you with expertise, training and commercial experience in order to bridge the gap between the Forces and the corporate world. This Programme focuses on transforming ex-Servicemen and women into IT and business professionals, be that senior Project Managers or entry-level Consultants. 

Led by our Head of Ex-Forces Programme, we will provide you with ongoing development and support, in addition to a tailored training programme to enable you to succeed as an FDM Consultant. Our unique Programme will give you the training you need to excel in a commercial environment. With over 130 clients worldwide, you will have the opportunity to work with some of the world's leading organizations. 

We accept ongoing applications for our Programme. Click here for more information.


Watch the video to hear more about the Ex-Forces Programme: 

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What skills did you learn at FDM that have been essential to your career?

"I think the two key skills that stick out for me are communication and accountability. Communication mainly because at FDM they make being at the academy – your kind of forced to interact with a diverse range of people from different walks of life, different ages, different backgrounds… So that really was a great help to me coming into UBS working with people from Asia, people from the States, people from Europe, but also working with a lot of the senior managers in the company in a more comfortable position. And I said I think accountability because it really encouraged me to take accountability for my actions, the decisions that I made, and also I believe it is a skill that I employ every day."


When did you know FDM was the right decision?
"I would say probably the day I got my first interview was the day I realised that this was the best decision. I always kind of went through thinking that this was too good to be true, but going through the process and being trained up in the various different skills and training programmes that FDM has to offer, and then also actually being taken to the interview stage and being accepted was the turning point for me which marked the start of my career."



What is an IT or Business Consultant? 

Consultants represent FDM on client sites, working on specific projects either as part of an outsourced team or to supplement an existing one. Consultants are relocated to client centers for a contracted amount of time to work on a variety of IT and business assignments. Consultancy is a flexible career as projects can range from a few months to years depending on its size. This can lead to opportunities for travel and a variety of challenging and exciting assignments with a range of clients. FDM Consultants are employed by FDM to provide professional business and IT consultancy to our clients for a minimum of two years. 



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 learning pathways.

We also offer career pathways for ex-Forces personnel.



When will I be paid a salary?

Yes. 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 happnes 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 anFDM 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.





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    I'm a trainee so this is an honest review of my time at FDM so far.

    1)Amazing training!
    2)Qualified and experienced trainers and leadership.
    3)Support staff are always friendly and willing to help.
    4)Excellent peer support if you are struggling there is always someone who will lend you a hand.
    5)If you are hard working and network with the account managers you will enjoy your time at FDM!

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    The coffee isn't great.
    Method for expenses payments can be improved.

    Apparently I need to have a minimum of 20 words for these cons but I truly have nothing else to say in regard to cons.

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    Keep doing what you are doing!
    Encouraging trainees to socialise amongst each other is always helpful. I was lucky to get a great group but some groups are shy and don't socialise as much.

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    I applied online. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at FDM Group (Frankfurt am Main (Germany)) in January 2016.

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    Das Vorstellungsgespräch verlief ganz klassisch. Kurze Vorstellung des Personalers und anschließend soll man seinen eigenen Lebenslauf erzählen. Warum man was studiert hat und warum man sich dort beworben hat. Zuletzt sollte man noch etwas über seine Hobbies auf englisch erzählen. Insgesamt empfinde ich das Vorstellungsgespräch sehr positiv

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FDM Group Awards & Accolades

  • Fair Company, karriere.de, 2017
  • MINT Minded Company, audimax Medien GmbH, 2017
  • The diversity recruitment award 2016, TargetJobs, 2016
  • Corporate Advocate of the Year, Information Age Women in IT Awards, 2016
  • MINT Minded Company, audimax Medien GmbH, 2016
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