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FDM Group Overview

London, England
1001 to 5000 employees
1991
Company - Public (FDM )
IT Service
$100 to $500 million (USD) 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?


The FDM Model

Our unique Careers Programme gives university graduates, ex-forces personnel and people looking to return to work after a career break 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 Support, Business Analysis, Business Intelligence, Software Development, Software Testing, Risk, Regulation and Compliance and IT Service Management. Our FDM consultants then progress to represent FDM on client sites 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 centres in vibrant cities from London to New York to Hong Kong and more. 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 75 nationalities and 50 languages working together as a team.


Our Clients

FDM has 180+ prestigious clients in a range of exciting industries worldwide, from finacncial services to media and retail to insurance. 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.




The FDM Graduate Programme is a fantastic opportunity to kick-start your career in IT and business. We eradicate the “catch-22” hurdle of qualifications without experience, providing graduates with quality IT and business training, invaluable commercial experience and the opportunity for lucrative career progression. As a successful candidate, your award-winning training will take place in one of our 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 FDM 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 technology, 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.

Graduate Success Story

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. 

We recruit across all services and ranks and are committed to offering service leavers a smooth transition into the corporate world. 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 preparation you need to excel in a commercial environment. With over 180 clients worldwide, you will have the opportunity to work with some of the world's leading organisations. 

We accept ongoing applications for our Ex-Forces Programme year-round. Click here for more information.

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

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FDM’s Getting Back to Business Programme is specifically designed to provide employment for high-calibre individuals who have taken a break in their career. We facilitate re-entry into the workplace by providing training and support, building upon existing leadership and management experience, as well as IT and business knowledge.

The Getting Back to Business Programme consists of seven weeks of specialist, fully funded training before being placed on client site for a minimum of two years. The programme uniquely assists our clients in diversifying their workforce, tapping into a rich pool of talented professionals who already have experience in business.

We recruit for multiple start dates all year round. Apply now or click here to find out more.

More about FDM's Getting Back to Business Programme

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.





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    Pros

    I'd been looking for a role for 5 years, and not succeeded. FDM recognised my potential and took me through their intensive 7 week "Back to Business" programme in Glasgow, which gave really useful training, confidence building, and repeated interview practice. At the end of the seven weeks I had a successful interview, and two weeks later I'm in a role I enjoy with a great client.
    I wish I'd found FDM years ago.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits aren't the best, but I expect I'll probably transition to a permanent role with the client after 2 years, so only a minor issue for me

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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

  • Diversity Star performer, 1000 + employees, The Diversity Awards, 2017
  • Best Employer Brand and Best Employer Training & Development, s1jobs Recruitment Awards, 2017
  • Top 100 Companies for Graduates to Work For, The JobCrowd, 2017
  • The Most Popular Graduate Employers, The Guardian UK 300, 2017
  • Fair Company, karriere.de, 2017
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