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FDM Returners Programme

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Location: London, Leeds, Glasgow and Edinburgh

Start date: Ongoing throughout the year

Opportunity: Upskilling, training and supported hiring

Your chance to move forward

FDM know how difficult it can be to get back to work after a career break and will make sure you are in the best possible position to succeed, whatever the reason you took time off!

Career success is near

If you have been away from work for more than a year and have commercial experience, the FDM Returners Programme is for you. You will be provided with 7 weeks of accredited and fully funded training, equipping you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to restart a successful career. You will then be placed on client site as an FDM Consultant.

FDM is for you if you are: 

  • Looking to return to work full-time
  • Have at least a 1-year career break
  • Have 5+ years of business experience within areas such as Project Management or Business Analysis

The 7-week online training covers:

  • Professional skills, such as presentation skills, interview techniques and stakeholder management
  • Introduction to Agile and Scrum methodologies
  • Business Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Financial Industry Awareness
  • Core skills: Excel, Prince 2

 The Returners Programme offers you:

  • Specialist interview coaching
  • Award winning and fully funded business and technical training
  • The opportunity to achieve industry-recognised qualifications
  • A foot in the door with one or more of our industry-leading clients
  • Flexible training hours to help accommodate family commitments
  • The chance to fast-track your career progression
  • A competitive starting salary from day 1 of training
  • Up to date knowledge of industry trends, maximising your potential for ongoing career development

Find out all about the Returners Programme

FDM believe in your future career and provide:

  • 6 months of fully paid maternity leave for all genders (including those who are adopting)
  • Carers’, compassionate, and family violence leave
  • Flexible working arrangements to assist with work-life balance
  • Structured progression and professional development opportunities
  • Staff networks specifically for women

Explore the FDM Returners’ experiences:

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The FDM Lowdown

A strategic talent partner

FDM bridge the digital skills gap for businesses while helping ambitious individuals from various groups (including apprentices, graduates, returners to work, and ex-forces) find a job that suits them within the tech and business space.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

FDM Group is made up of over 95 nationalities while 31% of their global team are female. The business is located across Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific and has around 4,500 consultants working with more than 200 high profile clients.

FDM’s initiatives. Your support. 

FDM have set up several initiatives to assist their people, including wellbeing and mentoring programmes, employee networks, Consultant Peer Support, and an Alumni Network.

Their awards mean your success 

  • Equal Opportunities Employer Commission – Equal Opportunity Award 2021
  • Women in Tech Employer Awards – Female Grad Tech Employer of the Year 2019
  • Winner of the ‘Employer of The Year’ at the Information Age Women in IT Awards 2018
  • Listed in Mogul’s Top 1000 Companies Worldwide for Millennial Women 2018
  • Computing Women in IT Excellence Awards – Diversity Employer of the Year 2018
  • Working Mums Top Employer Awards – Career Progression and Overall Top Employer Award 2018
  • FDM has also signed the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles (UNWEP) and is a key sponsor of the Everywoman in Tech Awards

Does this sound like the right opportunity for you?

Apply now

To meet the team and find out more about the programme, come along to one of their Open mornings

Or if you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact FDM at