Trainee Software Developer/Tester

Newcastle Upon Tyne
12 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

There are thousands of graduates in the market, stand out from the crowd.

Technology is transforming all our lives – developments in robotics, automation, artificial intelligence and big data are creating the careers of the future. Digital careers need intelligent, analytical minds, people who want to make a difference; graduates who desire to be at the forefront of change.

Regardless of your degree subject, we believe all graduates possess the skills to fuel an exciting career in technology. FDM offers numerous career paths for you to choose, and that’s why in 2016, we launched the careers of over 1,100 graduates. As the UK’s leading IT Graduate Employer, FDM Group is a FTSE 250 employer with a global footprint working with some of the world’s most reputable organisations such as HSBC, AXA, Save The Children and Virgin Media.

We currently have over 3,000 consultants on-site and you could be next!

How is the programme structured?

Your journey will begin in one of FDM’s training academies in either Leeds or Glasgow where you will receive training on one of the above areas and the chance to gain industry-recognised qualifications, as well as mentoring and support throughout. Our award-winning Careers Programme provides a wealth of opportunity to gain transferable skills as well as becoming an expert within your field. After successfully completing your training, you will work with one or more of our 200 clients across the UK during the two-year programme.

What will I be doing?

Software Development Programme - With no prior experience required, you will be trained on multiple skills required to become a software developer; from analysis and design, integration and deployment, to automation of software systems. You will learn to write, develop and test codes to fix faults and create new systems as well as be able to use a range of languages and work on advanced modules and projects.

Software Testing Programme - you will learn the role of technical testing in order to assure the quality of systems and applications once they have been developed. You will be trained on the tools a tester needs to guarantee the developed system consistently meets the appropriate quality and performance expectations at all phases of a project. You will also develop cross functional skills relevant to all aspects of solution delivery in order to work alongside the development team to aid in eliminating any issues.

What we are looking for:

  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to build relationships
  • Ambitious, with a drive to succeed within the digital sector
  • Degree of 2:2 or higher, preferably within an IT or business discipline
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Good decision making skills within fast-pasted environments
  • Be geographically flexible throughout the UK to support our clients

What we offer you:

  • Industry recognised training and qualifications
  • Key skills development e.g. stakeholder management, communication, planning and Microsoft Excel
  • A foot in the door to some of the world’s most reputable organisations
  • Mentoring and on-going support throughout your entire FDM journey
  • Modern and central training academies
  • Social events and networking

Whether you’ve been studying for a role in the technology industry or not, we have exciting opportunities available for you.

With the start date in February 2018, make an application to FDM’s Graduate Programme today. Assessment centres will be running in Newcastle from the 21st February 2018, so please make sure, if you’ve already graduated, you are available to attend. Successful applicants will begin their training in either Leeds or Glasgow before working with one or more of our 200+ clients across the UK.

Or, if you want to learn a little more about the opportunities FDM can offer within our business and IT Graduate Programmes, please register here for our Open Evening on Tuesday 20th February 2018.

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