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Get an inside view on the FDM Academy assessment process
The UK's largest IT graduate employer gives prospective employees an insight into the company's assessment process.
However, as we all know, to land a role within some of the country’s greatest companies it is important to shine throughout all stages of a firm’s assessment process.
FDM Group, and its Academy, are renowned for providing a motivating and sociable atmosphere for all.
Only last week the company was awarded 9th place within TheJobCrowd’
The list of top employers was entirely determined by employee experience and showed that FDM’s “graduates like working there so much they are almost surprised at how much they enjoy their jobs.”
Consequently FDM staff gave the enjoyment factor an average rating of 9.1/10, whilst the ‘Company Culture’ category gave the graduate recruiter the joint highest score of 9.8/10.
FDM Group CEO, Rod Flavell, said, “One of the main reasons for our phenomenal expansion and success over the last twenty years is the fact that our employees genuinely enjoy their work and the environment they work in. We pride ourselves on maintaining a sociable yet motivating atmosphere and supporting all of our members of staff on an individual basis.”
However statistics like these do little to provide graduates with an idea of what to expect from the FDM assessment process.
This is where independent employee review sites such as Inside Buzz come in.
The company gathers quotes from “those in the know, the employees” and uses the information to provide prospective candidates with “a real taste of what working at a certain company is like.”
Due to the expanding nature of the company, an important aspect of the FDM review was its assessment process.
The FDM staff surveys revealed that the majority of FDM employees had faced two or three rounds of interviews with prospective managers, followed by an interview with a company Director.
A member of staff also offered a valuable piece of advice for jobseekers interested in pursuing job roles with FDM.
"The most important thing is to show your personality, as the skills you possess are only half of what FDM looks for. The ability to fit in the team, both socially and professionally, is more important, as FDM has a policy of developing skills based on a person’s compatibility. Therefore, showing the real you in your interview is vital. If the interviewer feels you won't fit in then so be it, but to attempt to come across as somebody else, either by generalising or attempting to adhere to the professional model, will not have a positive result," he said.
FDM’s recruitment process is ongoing both within the Academy and in-house.
For more information about FDM please go to: www.fdmgroup.com and www.fdmacademy.com