“Searching for a graduate role was difficult and time consuming, especially during the COVID-19 crisis. A lot of the programs that I applied for were either cancelled or I didn’t receive a response for months. I was delighted when I was offered the opportunity to take part in the FDM Assessment Day. I really appreciated FDM’s prompt responses throughout the process and enjoyed the assessment.”
– Robert Varno, Technical Analyst Trainee
The FDM recruitment experience is a multi-stage process that is dynamic, fast-paced and authentic. Throughout each stage, you will work with our Graduate Recruiters who will provide tips and guidance on how you can succeed. Here are some insights on what you can expect when you apply to the FDM Careers Program.
We recruit all year round and accept candidates from all degree backgrounds. To launch your career at FDM, you don’t need to have a STEM degree - all you need is a great mindset, a strong aptitude and most importantly, a passion for technology. Throughout our 30 years, we have kick-started thousands of careers, from music and engineering graduates becoming software developers, to fine arts and design students becoming business analysts.
“I originally applied for the Software Development program, but the assessors suggested that I would be more suitable for the Business Analysis and Business Intelligence (BA/BI) program. I didn’t know what the BA/BI stream entailed but it was a great decision as it combines working with data and working face-to-face with clients, which tied to the design aspect of my degree.”
– Shevon Lau, Technology Migration and Integration Consultant at KPMG
Our recruiters strive to give each candidate the best experience possible by providing interview tips, constructive feedback and learning resources to ensure that they have the highest chance of succeeding.
“The hiring process was very fast-paced; my first day at FDM was two weeks after submitting my application.”
– Edward Dai, Software Development Consultant placed at a multinational investment and financial services company
We want to give you the most genuine experience possible by providing authentic and helpful feedback at every step.
“After submitting my application, I received a response from FDM and they were very professional and friendly from the start. Their employees are genuinely interested in you, rather than just reading off a script like many of the responses I received from other companies.”
– Joshua Lewis, Software Development Trainee
Before applying for graduate roles, you should think about what motivates you and what you’re interested in. Research what the company you are applying to has to offer and how it could help you achieve you career goals. Prior to submitting an application, make sure your CV and cover letter is tailored to the role. Last but certainly not least, the interview stage! Remember to be yourself and showcase your own unique qualities and strengths.
FDM Consultant, Minoli Gallage, shares her insight towards how she approached the FDM recruitment process:
‘’For my application, I made sure to look at FDM’s core values and embedded them into my answers along with my past experiences at university to show how I have demonstrated those values. I also looked at examples of strength-based interview questions so that I had a good understanding of the type of questions to expect during the assessment day.’’
If you’re interested in learning more about a career in tech and how our Graduate Careers Program can help you launch your career then visit our website.