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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Getting Back to Business Program"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FDM Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This is an excellent program. The FDM business model is fantastic. It's fair. They train you and mentor you for several weeks and in return you work for a modest salary for 2 years. They are open and honest about this throughout. There are three streams, Graduates, Ex-Forces are Getting Back to Business. You get to meet really interesting people from different walks of life. It's inspirational. FDM takes people who...

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    Cons

    Be prepared to work hard. No work life balance during training you will have to put the hours in. Interviews will mean you may be pulled out of course making it hard to focus. The IT system configuration could be more user friendly given its an IT consultancy could be more slick to match the fancy office. The expenses process would be better replaced with a flat weekly bursary saving on administrative overhead. You may...

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    Advice to Management

    At times I felt that some of the trainers were not clear on the difference of their target audience. For instance the comment "I'm happy for you to leave early for revision time as long as you clear it with the program manager." was said by a couple of the trainers. This felt a little juvenile as we are grown responsible adults. To be fair the program manager never questioned our schedule at this micro level. Thank goodness....

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    FDM Group2017-09-08

    FDM Group Response

    September 13, 2017Chief Operating Officer

    Thank you for your feedback. I'm pleased to hear that you would recommend the programme to others and that you enjoy the working environment. FDM is all about giving people opportunities from all walks of life and that's what has always inspired me too. I'm sure you will do very well ...

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  1. "IT Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FDM Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Foot in the door to blue chip companies

    Cons

    Must commit to geographically flexible

    FDM Group2019-06-04
  2. "Amazing placement experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FDM Group for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent overview of the IT Industry. Improvement of both - technical and professional skills. Amazing team that will support you through any issue that you might face.

    Cons

    No real downsides to the placement. A few more holidays would have been beneficial.

    Advice to Management

    N/a

    FDM Group2019-07-09

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