However for entry onto some of the world’s greatest graduate programmes, this is often the norm, as several rounds of assessments are frequently required to gauge if a candidate is truly suited to a scheme.
FDM Group is renowned for its highly competitive Academy graduate programme, which combines industry centred training with real commercial experience.
The ‘Best Technical Graduate Recruiter’ of 2010 currently runs daylong assessment days for prospective candidates and recently introduced a feedback initiative for attendees.
FDM Recruitment Manager, Madeleine Field, said, “At the FDM Academy we pride ourselves on our assessment process and the vast majority of our candidates leave feeling relieved and motivated. We believe strongly in conducting interviews in a professional yet relaxed atmosphere so that graduates, who often have little or no job interview experience, can shine.”
The company has received encouraging ratings, with 91% of attendees stating that their overall impression of FDM was “positive”
FDM IT Consultant, Timothy Owen, said, “On my assessment day with FDM I had a group assessment, followed by an individual interview, a competency test and a presentation. As FDM is such a friendly organsiation I didn’t feel intimidated and therefore I was able to get my points across well. I would advise graduates interested in pursuing a career with FDM to arrive prepared. As the company’s graduate programme is competitive, the interviewer will pick through your CV with a fine tooth comb, so be prepared to fire back answers on what makes you stand out from the crowd.”
As the UK’s largest IT graduate employer, FDM is dedicated to reaching out to prospective candidates through several mediums.
The international recruiter runs numerous interactive facebook and LinkedIn groups, which allow the company’s in-house staff, IT Consultants, trainees and prospective candidates to interact.
Graduates interested in applying to the FDM graduate programme are able to ask all of these group members about the assessment process and how they can prepare.
Candidates are also permitted to reach out to those attending interviews on the same day as them, which often boosts their confidence and puts them at ease.
To find out more about the FDM graduate programme please visit: www.fdmacademy.com
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FDM Group is an international IT Services Provider specialising in six core service areas: Project Management Office, Application Support, Development, Testing and Infrastructure. Renowned for service excellence, FDM supplies effective and innovative IT solutions to over 200 blue-chip clients worldwide. With offices in the UK, Europe and the USA, FDM has shown exponential growth throughout the years and has firmly established itself as an award-winning IT Services Provider.