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FDM Tech Returners Programme

Returners Tech Programme email banner Oct22

Location: London, Leeds, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Bristol and Remote

Opportunity: Upskilling training followed by supported hiring

Start Date: Ongoing throughout the year

Apply: ASAP

Return to Work with FDM’s New Tech Returners Programme

FDM’s Tech Returners Programme offers those who have previous Software Development or Engineering experience a chance to step back into a rewarding and successful career.

Whether it has been 1 year or 20 years, the programme is dedicated to supporting professionals who are looking to re-join the workforce after their career break.

This is an opportunity to up-skill in current and emerging technologies and to refamiliarize yourselves with current industry best practices in Software Development and Engineering, before working in a full-time role as an FDM Consultant.

Training to get your confidence back

Their renowned FDM Academy online training programme will refresh and expand your existing skill set, ensuring you feel fully confident to return to the workplace and prepare you for your new role as an FDM Consultant.

The 14-week online training will cover:

  • Professional skills refresher, such as presentation skills, interview techniques and stakeholder management
  • Introduction to Agile and Scrum methodologies
  • Trainer led group projects
  • Core skills: Object-oriented programming (e.g. Java/Scala), Unix O/S, Database and SQL, Building a Web UI using HTML/CSS/JavaScript and React, application frameworks programming and database connectivity.

After training, FDM will provide continuous mentorship and support in starting your role with one of their clients, whilst remaining in full-time employment with FDM.

What FDM is looking for in candidates:

  • Looking to return to work full time
  • Minimum 1-year career break
  • 3+ years software engineering, development, or automation testing experience
  • Be able to commit to working on-site with their client as an FDM Consultant for two years, once the training period is complete

How can FDM support me as a returner?

At FDM, their people are their passion and that’s why they make your training, personal and career growth their priority. With their industry-relevant training and continuous support, you will embark on an exciting new career in technology or business.

As part of the programme, you will receive:

  • Mentoring and networking opportunities to facilitate your transition back into business
  • Fully funded professional business and technical training in their virtual Academies
  • Opportunity to achieve relevant industry certifications
  • A foot in the door with one or more of their prestigious clients
  • Flexible training hours to help accommodate family commitments (9:30 am – 4:30 pm)
  • Fast-track career progression
  • A competitive starting salary from day one of training

About FDM

FDM is a global professional services provider focusing on launching and restarting careers across a variety of sectors. FDM has firmly established itself as an inclusive employer that champions diversity in the workplace, and with over 95 nationalities working together as a team, they are proud to be leading by example with 43% ethnicity diversity. With centres located across Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific and has over 4,400 consultants working with over 200 high profile clients.

Read and hear about the experiences of FDM Returners here:

Nicola’s story

Nilima’s Story

Karishma’s Story

Jaymini’s Story

You can read about FDM’s first all-female cohort of Tech Returners in their blog here.


At the heart of their business remains their desire to launch the careers of people from many different backgrounds. They are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and they are committed to supporting and encouraging women to pursue a career in IT, which can be seen by their initiatives, partnerships, and company policies:

  • FDM is part of the Home Office’s ‘Think, Act, Report’ (TAR) initiative to drive greater transparency on gender employment issues
  • The FDM everywoman in Technology Awards celebrates and rewards outstanding achievements
  • FDM has signed the TechTalent Charter, underlining their commitment to increasing diversity in the workforce
  • WomeninTech Employer Awards Female Grad Tech Employer of the Year 2019
  • FDM has been recognised as a Top 75 Employer in the Social Mobility Index 2020 for their continued commitment to social mobility during the Covid-19 pandemic

For further information please see this FAQ

How To Apply

Does this sound like the right opportunity for you? Apply now

Would you like to find out more about the programme and meet the team? – Attend an open morning

If you have any other questions about the programme, please don’t hesitate to contact FDM at