FDM Group, the UK’s largest IT graduate employer, is defying the economic gloom and offering graduates in the north-west the opportunity to work as professional IT Consultants for prestigious clients in the region.
According to figures published by the Office of National Statistics, the unemployment rate in the north-west of England for 16-64 year olds was 9.0%, compared with a national average of 8.4%, between September and November 2011.
Despite these shocking figures, FDM is employing 1000 graduates in 2012 to work on technical placements with its clients across the globe.
FDM aims to tackle the IT skills shortage by providing the essential combination of technical training and real commercial experience within some of the largest financial, media, retail and insurance companies in the world.
FDM CEO, Rod Flavell, said, “We firmly believe in the depth of talent available in the north-west region and our Manchester office is providing a wealth of opportunities for high-calibre IT graduates to kick-start exciting careers in IT.”
A background in IT is not compulsory as FDM also accepts candidates from numerical sciences, finance, engineering and science backgrounds, amongst others, and the key quality FDM looks for in an individual is an enthusiastic and driven approach towards pursuing a career in IT.
FDM’s graduate programme commences with 12-16 weeks of intensive skills training to transform the individual into an FDM IT Consultant, before they are placed to represent FDM on clients’ sites and provided with a competitive salary.
FDM, awarded 9th place in the Job Crowd’s top 50 companies for graduates to work for 2011, provides many benefits to graduates seeking work across the north-west.
The salary of FDM’s IT Consultants across the UK is the same whether they are working in London or the north-west, which is rare and a real advantage to those based in the north-west.
FDM provides graduates with the opportunity to utilise their degree working for a stable and rapidly growing company at a time where quality post-university jobs are at a premium.
Rod Flavell continued saying, “With the cost of university education rising, graduates are even more eager to embark on a fulfilling career post-university to justify their investment. FDM provides a unique way for students passionate about IT to pursue a career in the industry.”
FDM offers a variety of roles and at present there is strong client demand in the north-west for Test Analysts, providing fantastic opportunities for interested graduates to begin an exciting career in this field.
To find out more about the FDM graduate programme, please visit www.fdmgroup.com