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FDM Group Overview

London, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
1991
Company - Public (FDM )
IT Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
FDM Group is an award-winning FTSE 250 company with a global footprint and an impressive list of market-leading clients. We are renowned for our dynamic Careers Program, which provides award-winning business and technical training in core disciplines followed by employment ... 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 Program gives university graduates, military veterans and returners to work 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, Software Development, IT Service Management (ITSM), and more. They then progress to represent FDM on client sites as our consultants for a minimum of two years.

The FDM Careers Program 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 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 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

Together we are stronger

From day one, FDM has always been about the people. We celebrate diversity. We encourage inclusivity. We thrive on teamwork and collaboration with colleagues, clients and partners. What makes us successful is that we’re a collective made up from a multitude of backgrounds, cultures, languages, nationalities and skills. This diversity makes us stronger as one.

We strive for success

We are entrepreneurial, ambitious, creative and brave and we thrive on pushing the boundaries to exceed clients’ expectations. We create an inspiring place for colleagues to work and develop their careers. We encourage you to challenge yourself and help your colleagues maximize their potential so we can continue to deliver a unique and unparalleled service to our clients and stakeholders.

Committed to our clients

We all work towards a shared goal, to help our clients succeed. We are attentive, focused and in-tune with their wants and needs. We work hard to nurture our relationships, to become our clients’ partner and to create solutions to fulfil their business ambitions. Their success is our success.

We say it how it is

We believe in professional integrity. We are reliable, open and trustworthy, and we are undivided in this behaviour. This approach has earned us the respect of our colleagues, clients, partners and investors and has made us the business we are today.

We make it happen

We’re pioneers and innovators – a team of adaptable, agile and passionate people. We have a ‘can-do’ attitude, approaching every day with energy and enthusiasm. We seize every opportunity that arises to provide solutions for our clients, careers for our people and to drive our business forward.

Diversity

FDM is truly global in origin and outlook and is proud to be championing diversity in the workplace, with employees from over 75 nationalities working together as a team. 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.



Unique from other professional development programs, the FDM model eliminates the catch-22 experienced by many of today’s graduates: qualifications without industry experience. By offering training combined with commercial experience, FDM will prepare you for a successful and defined career in IT or business. 

The FDM Careers Program is a fantastic opportunity to kick-start your career in IT and business. In the US, we have training centers in New York, Metro DC, Charlotte, and Austin. Once having completed your training, you will progress to become a professional IT or business Consultant working onsite with one or more of our prestigious clients for a minimum of two years. 

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 will have the opportunity to transfer to a client on a permanent basis.

Apply on our website today!

We accept applications on a rolling basis year-round. 

FDM recruits talented graduates from universities around the US:

 

FDM’s dedicated Veterans Program provides you with expertise, training and commercial experience in order to bridge the gap between the military and the corporate world.

FDM provides ongoing development and support, in addition to a tailored training program to enable you to succeed as an FDM Consultant. Our unique program will give you the training you need to excel in a commercial environment with some of the world’s leading organizations.

Your military experience and talent bring incredibly valuable, transferable skills to our professional environment. Our training and employment approach can prepare you for a future in senior and leadership roles working within multinational organizations. We look for a number of key skills in our Consultants, many of which you have cultivated through your military experience.

Apply on our website today!

We accept applications on a rolling basis year-round. 


FDM Partners with the Army PaYS Program


Consultants

Hear about the first-hand experiences from some of our current Consultants placed onsite with FDM Clients.

Nafis Rahman, FDM Consultant placed at Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Alex Young, FDM Consultant placed at RBC


Alumni

After the two year Careers Program, many FDMers  go on to take on permanent roles with our clients. Hear what some of the FDM Alumni are doing professionally today:

Jorge Muñoz, former FDM Consultant now permanent at Barclays

 

Jason Ho, former FDM Consultant now permanent at HSBC

How can I apply?

You can apply on our website. We accept applications on a rolling basis year-round.


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. 


Am I paid during the training?

At FDM North America (US and Canada), you become an FDM employee from day one and will be paid throughout the duration of your training. 


Is it essential for me to have an IT degree?

No. We accept a range of degrees such as Mathematics, Physics, Engineering and Electronics. Business, Economics and other degrees are also considered, especially for our Project Management/IT Service Management streams. We also offer training for military veterans with equivalent experience. 


When will I be paid a salary?

In our North American offices, you become a paid employee with FDM on your first day of training in our Careers Program. This policy varies in other FDM locations.


How can I prepare to succeed in an interview with FDM?

A few insider tips from our recruiters on how to excel in an interview or FDM Assessment Day:

  • Dress smartly (business attire – suit/tie) – A first impression counts for a lot, so make it a good one
  • Always be on time – Trial run the journey before the day so you know your route
  • Be positive and energetic – Demonstrate that you really want the job
  • Research the company – The more research you do, the more confident you will be

Overall, FDM seeks ambitious individuals who will thrive in an engaging and inspiring workplace. Your interview should demonstrate that you have the drive and motivation to excel in the fast-paced IT and business world.


Where will my client placements be?

In the US, we have opportunities with clients in major metro areas across the country. FDM encourages our US consultants to opt for national flexibility to maximize their opportunities. Our consultants have had the chance to take on exciting placements with our clients in cities such as Washington DC, Chicago, Dallas, Charlotte, Nashville, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Austin, Dallas and more. 


What happens at the end of the two year FDM program?

You have a number of options to progress your career further within the IT sector. Many of our consultants are offered the opportunity to transition to permanent employment with the client they've been placed with. You also can choose to stay with FDM and take on more demanding, advanced placements as a Senior Consultant. Others opt to take their training and experience and freelance or pursue new opportunities. No matter how you choose to progress your career, you will have two years of excellent hands-on exposure to the industry gained through your FDM experience.

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    - The most ambitious growth minded company I have ever worked for, there is a real buzz around the office
    - Supportive staff across all departments I have come across, everyone wants you to succeed
    - CEO / COO very down to earth visit throughout the year, are completely invested in ensuring the company succeeds
    - Great opportunity to move career forward very quickly

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    - Very few to note due to company in growth phase at times it can be hectic, however this does make it exciting

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    - Keep on supporting all levels of staff and taking on the feedback from consultants as well as all internal facing staff

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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at FDM Group (New York, NY) in November 2017.

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    You upload a resume, and get a phone screening. If approved, you come in for an in-person interview- known as assessment day. They ask behavioral and technical questions, as well as logic questions taken on an iPad.

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FDM Group Awards & Accolades

  • Top 100 Companies For Graduates To Work For, The JobCrowd, 2018
  • Best Place to Work Gold Award, Best in Biz Awards North America, 2018
  • Best for Vets Employer, Military Times, 2018
  • Top 1000 Companies Worldwide for Millennial Women, Mogul, 2018
  • Top Veteran-Friendly Employers List – Opportunity Category, Military Hire, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

Returnships

Offer formal "internships" for mid-career people or those returning to the workforce

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