A Guide to FDM’s Recruitment Process

What does FDM’s recruitment process involve? Here’s a handy guide with tips to help you get one step closer to your dream job!
FDM Group
Annika Kataria
Regional Recruitment Manager (Singapore, Hong Kong, China)

FDM’s dynamic Graduate Programme kick starts the careers of over 2,000 people each year, transforming them into IT and business professionals.

As an FDM consultant, you’ll be equipped with the latest professional and technical skills as well as a foot in the door to some of the world’s leading brands. FDM welcomes graduates from all degree backgrounds and look for people with the aptitude and attitude to succeed. Graduate Programme applications are open all year round and there are multiple start dates throughout the year. Sound good?

But what does FDM’s recruitment process involve? Here’s a handy guide with tips to help you get one step closer to your dream job!

Online Application 

The first stage of the FDM recruitment process is completing an online application. Graduates have the option of choosing their preferred training pathway, either the business or technical stream.

Recruiter’s tip: When applying, always tailor your CV to the role and the organisation that you are applying for. Highlight the key areas in the selection criteria from your previous experiences. Adding a cover letter which demonstrates your interest for the role is a bonus as well! 

Telephone Screening

After applying online, a member of the Recruitment Team will contact you for an informal chat to discuss the program and opportunities, and to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria.

Essential criteria: 

Graduated with minimum of bachelor’s degree
Eligibility to work in Singapore

Telephone Interview 

The next step in the recruitment process is a 15 to 20-minute telephone interview consisting of a series of behavioural and experience-based questions. In the interview, your recruiter will assess your research into FDM, career aspirations, passion and knowledge of the IT industry and communication skills. 

Recruiter’s tip: Make sure you provide detailed examples from your professional, personal and academic experiences that demonstrate your aptitude for the role. Ask lots of questions. As much as the recruiter wants to know you, it’s also your chance to get to know the company!

Assessment Centre 

The final stage of the process is the FDM Assessment Day. The assessment centre takes place in our Singapore centre on Beach Road. The assessment day typically takes place on a Wednesday from 9am to 2pm and consists of set notation, venn diagram and IT aptitude tests as well as face-to-face interviews.

The assessment day also includes a presentation about the company, a tour of the Singapore centre and a FAQ session by the HR manager. 

Recruiter’s tip: Read the Assessment Centre guide thoroughly. At this stage, it is important for you to demonstrate your motivation and capability. Ensure you are able to articulate your experience. Finally, be yourself and have fun!