FDM Group has welcomed over 2,000 new academy starters this year

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FDM Group, the FTSE 250 creator of the Recruit Train and Deploy business sector and leading provider of technology and professional services training, has welcomed over 2,000 new consultants into its academy since January 2021.

These new hires joined FDM’s graduate, ex-forces and return to work programmes, which are designed to help individuals restart, rebuild or enter a new career in tech and business.

FDM has played a crucial role in giving students and job seekers the vital boost and support they needed during 2021, and will continue to recruit, train and deploy candidates in life-changing professional careers in tech and business. This mission objective runs adjacent to the UK government’s recently unveiled plans to invest £3bn into skills and education, as announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak in his Autumn budget last week.

All candidates enlist on a selection of business and tech programmes. FDM has revealed that Software Development was the most popular programme choice, and accounted for more than  one fifth of candidates this year. Project Management and Business Analysis were the joint second most popular option, and each made up 15 per cent of candidates. This was followed by Business Analysis at 11 per cent, and Tech Operations at 9 per cent.

The majority of consultants are working with businesses across 12 main sectors, the top four being banking, government, IT services providers and media, and specific job roles include software development, project management, technical operations and security management.

This year, FDM Group has also remained committed to gender equality in the workplace, and its median gender pay gap has dropped once again to -9.6%. This was due to a series of initiatives, seminars, workshops and programmes, including The FDM Returner Programme, which helped women and parents to enrol and work from a remote environment.

Rod Flavell, CEO for FDM Group comments: “We are extremely proud of our continued commitment to placing individuals, including graduates, ex-forces returners, and those looking to return to work after a career break, into their dream job role.

“This programme simultaneously supports the UK economy and critical businesses, which are always on the look out to plug specialist and skilled job vacancies, often related to professional services or STEM subjects.”

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