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- Technical Graduate Programme
- Business Intelligence Programme
Why choose the FDM Business Intelligence Graduate Programme?
In today’s technologically focused world, the success of most organisations lies in how they use historical, current and predictive data. As a Business Intelligence Analyst, you will use your investigative and problem-solving skills to analyse data, uncover trends, spot opportunities and make predictions that deliver actionable insights.
The FDM Business Intelligence Graduate Programme will provide you with accredited training to prepare you to work with our industry leading clients. You will be a critical link between business users and the data they need to make decisions and as such, you will develop excellent technical and business capabilities.
We provide a comprehensive programme of support and engagement for our consultants. From mentoring, to learning and development, to networking groups, we’ll be with you every step of the way.
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Gain Tech Industry Gold credentials with FDM
Through our Tech Industry Gold accredited training, you will gain the technical expertise and employability skills to get you ready for your career in Business Intelligence. Certified with Tech Industry Credentials to boost your CV and make it easy for employers to understand your value.
What you’ll do on the Business Intelligence Graduate Programme at FDM
We will provide dedicated training to prepare you for your role as an FDM Business Intelligence Consultant. You will establish a solid understanding of databases and the standards used to query them, as well as additional database formats. You will learn the central concept of data warehousing and review the benefits of the different data model approaches and how to use different tools such as SSIS and Power BI, as well as develop a strong grounding in SQL.
Once on client site, you may be working with vast sets of data or using the latest technology or machine learning to gather pivotal insight before communicating your analysis to the high-level decision-makers of global businesses.
Key skills for a Business Intelligence Analyst
- Highly analytical
- Strong communicator
- Able to assimilate and propose your own ideas
- High attention to detail
- Take pride in the accuracy and quality of your work
- An excellent team player
- Passionate about IT and business
Business Intelligence career prospects
A career in Business Intelligence is incredibly versatile and offers fantastic career progression opportunities such as:
- Senior Business Intelligence Developer
- Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
- Senior ETL Developer
- Director of Business Intelligence
As a Business Intelligence Analyst, you will have a highly sought-after skill set and excellent commercial experience that will open a number of future career paths and opportunities for you.
What our consultants say
Business Intelligence Developer at Drax Power Durham University
Business Intelligence Developer at Drax Power
I am part of a 3-man BI developer team and my main duties are revolved around reporting, particularly PowerBI and SSRS. Some of my day to day activities include project work, report building and maintenance and understanding user requirements for reporting purposes. I enjoy the variety of projects and the work I get to do. I’m currently responsible for running the PowerBI training at the company for users wanting to use this technology in their roles.
Alumna National University of Ireland Galway
National University of Ireland Galway
I have been part of a Scrum team responsible for creating a strategic risk platform to enable enhanced risk reporting for the business. My role has involved data analysis, design and creation of a database and providing detailed mappings for the ETL process, bringing data from source to target. I am continuously challenged every day and I have learned so much in the short time I’ve been here.
Alumna Newcastle University
The two things I enjoy the most in my role are constantly meeting and working with new people from different areas of the business and using SQL to investigate data in the warehouse in order to solve problems.
Do you qualify for the Business Intelligence Graduate Programme?
We’re looking for driven graduates to join the FDM community and contribute their talents to the tech world. You don’t need any previous technology experience or a STEM degree. If you’ve got the ambition and passion for tech, this could be the perfect role for you. You will also need to be:
We also ask that you are:
- Educated to degree level (2:2 or higher)
- Passionate about a career in IT
- An excellent communicator
- Able to commit to the full 2-year graduate careers programme
- Eligible to work in the UK
To find out more about a career in technology, join us at one of our upcoming online events. Or you can check out the information on our other technical graduate schemes.”
Simply submit your application and CV here to kick-start your FDM journey.
Let’s get started
A member of the FDM recruitment team will call you to discuss the programme and your career goals. This is also a great opportunity for you to ask us any questions you might have and get a feel for FDM. Check out our blog for top tips for a telephone interview
During the video interview, we will ask you a few questions to find out more about you and your career goals. This can be completed from your computer, tablet or mobile phone. You can find our top tips on how to ace this stage of the interview on our blog.
Here you will undertake numerical, verbal reasoning and IT aptitude tests to assess your skill sets, so we can make sure you are aligned to a role that matches your strengths.
Final stage interview
Final stage interview
This is your chance to meet the other graduates you could be training with and find out more about the programme. The interview will be a strength-based interview and will focus on your ability and potential rather than previous experience.
Join the FDM Business Intelligence Graduate Programme
Support and Development
Our support and graduate development initiatives are catered to help you at every stage of your journey, from graduate to Business Intelligence Analyst.
Our online wellbeing portal provides a range of helpful resources, including professional guidance and advice. Consultants also have support from Wellbeing Ambassadors throughout the FDM community.
Consultants can receive support and career guidance from Consultant Experience Partners while working
on-site with our clients.
FDM partners consultants with mentors based on their career aspirations and helps build long term professional development opportunities.
Online Learning and
Online Learning and
Virtual training, webinars and discussions are available to consultants, as well as e-learning platforms, including LinkedIn Learning and Intuition Know-How.
Our Consultant Peer Support (CPS) Programme introduces new FDMers to those already working on-site, to help them settle into their new role.
FDM Staff Networks are designed to offer a group for discussion around shared characteristics. They are employee-led and provide support for those in the community.
FDM are proud of our consultants’ achievements. We celebrate with company awards, including ‘Consultant of the Month’ and ‘Consultant of the Year’.
Our Consultant Collaboration Platform keeps FDM employees connected; they can socialise with each other and access helpful resources to aid learning and development.
We host monthly virtual events to help keep us all connected and make sure everyone feels involved in the FDM community.
Our partner, Inpulse, helps us create employee surveys, which enable us to gain a better understanding of our people’s views and help us take positive action to accommodate their needs.
Our CEO, Rod Flavell, keeps us
up to date regularly through LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
Check out #RodsRoundUp videos to find out more.
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