Championing diversity in the workplace
FDM’s careers programme offers training and experience in a diverse environment from day one
With over 180 clients, 2,500 employees and 60 nationalities and cultures working together globally, FDM has launched the IT and business careers of thousands of graduates to date.
FDM’s people are at the heart of the business and it is dedicated to supporting its employees on their career journey from day one. Its vision, ‘to create and inspire exciting careers that shape our digital future’, stems from its commitment to ensuring a diverse and inclusive workforce.
FDM’s values (ambition, collaboration, energy, inclusivity, professionalism and growth) are part of its DNA and guides the business’s decision making and approach to the way it engages with colleagues, clients and other key stakeholders. Through this, FDM has created a vibrant company culture and stimulating working environment where you are encouraged and supported to exceed your potential. At FDM, diversity and inclusion isn’t something to simply tick off a checklist. It embraces diversity and inclusion in the broadest possible sense, and through these unique differences, it is able to perform better, cultivate innovation and deliver beyond expectation. FDM’s key initiatives include Women in IT, the FDM community and Ex-forces personnel as it strives to continue fulfilling its vision.
Enforcing a gender-balanced workforce has been an ongoing struggle for the IT industry. The gender gap is probably one of the most talked about issues when it comes to diversity in the tech industry. With ca. 50 per cent of its senior management team and 26 per cent of its general staff being female, FDM is proud to support and encourage women to pursue a career in IT.
FDM lives up to its position as an equal opportunities employer by employing people from various ethnicities, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Yet, diversity can also refer to chosen degree subjects. FDM has the advantage of offering in-house technical training, which means you don’t need to have studied IT to work in IT.
With a constant influx of graduates completing its careers programme, FDM has created a solid community, encompassing a diverse pool of knowledge. Its initiatives, ranging from its mentoring programme to its career community events, provide a unique opportunity for graduates like you to foster new skills and build relationships with the wider FDM community.
Ashik Nanji, a former FDM consultant, said: “Working for FDM opens doors that would otherwise be inaccessible to people with non-traditional IT backgrounds.”
Diversity is widely spoken about and is proven to drive better business performance, but if companies don’t have the right culture, the benefits will never be realised. If working for a company that embraces diversity is as essential for you as it is for FDM, then get in touch!