The FDM Getting Back to Business Programme helps women bridge the gap between taking a career break and re-entering the workplace


FDM supports women returners work via tech careers

FDM supports women returners work via tech careers

FDM Group is a FTSE 250, multi-award winning employer that recruits, trains and deploys talent globally. They work with some of the world’s most reputable brands.

FDM's Getting Back to Business Programme is specifically designed to bridge the gap between taking a career break and re-entering the workplace.

FDM's training builds upon existing experience, refreshing your skills and knowledge while equipping you with the confidence to return to work. As well as professional and technical training, FDM provides ongoing support while on client site to ensure you are able to start making a difference from day one.

Here's what women say about FDM's support for returning to work

“I took a break for several years to look after my son when my husband suddenly passed away. Initially I was scared and nervous starting the FDM Getting Back to Business Programme, but with each passing week I felt increasingly more confident and self-assured. The training was relevant and challenging, with supportive trainers and a great group of peers. I feel incredibly lucky to be a returner. FDM has given me a second chance to further develop a successful career."
- Petra Sanderson, FDM Business Consultant placed at BP International Ltd.

“I was thrilled when I was accepted into FDM’s Getting Back to Business Programme. I had not realised how much my confidence had been crushed prior to returning. The programme really helped me to change that and sharing the experience with other returners was inspiring. I feel proud of what I have managed to achieve with the help of FDM. The returners in the programme are a group of remarkable people who have so much to offer and contribute.”
- Suzanne Lowe, FDM Business Consultant placed at Save the Children UK

“The Getting Back to Business Programme helped me to find what I wanted to do and provided me with a path to get there. I found each week of training rewarding and all the trainers were extremely supportive. FDM really helped me get back to work, giving me the confidence to continue my career after taking a break to raise my family.”
- Helen Van der Straaten, FDM Business Consultant placed at News UK

“Initially I had hesitations applying to FDM’s Getting Back to Business Programme as I didn’t know if I had the relevant skills to return after my gap in the tech industry. Nevertheless, I decided to apply. The training was very beneficial to help me learn new skills and brush up on my old ones. All these experiences as a whole have helped me to build my confidence and have reinstated my decision to return to work in tech.”
- Helga Gonsalves FDM Business Consultant placed at The Home Office


How it works

  • Apply to the FDM Getting Back to Business Programme
  • Train, upskill and refresh your CV with FDM’s tailored training for returners
  • Work on-site with prestigious industry-leading clients for a minimum of two years in a full time position
  • Excel as you make a smooth transition back into the corporate world

Why FDM

  • Customised seven-week training course for returners
  • Opportunity to gain PRINCE2 certification
  • CV workshops and interview coaching
  • Two+ years of experience working with FDM clients, getting your foot back in the door of the corporate world
  • Ongoing career support and professional development

What FDM offers

  • Commercially relevant business and technical training in their state-of-the-art training centres
  • Flexible training hours of 9:30am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday during the seven-week training period, to help accommodate personal commitments
  • Fast-track career progression to get you back into business
  • Job security for a minimum of two years, with the opportunity after to remain with FDM as a senior consultant, transition permanently to the client or seek opportunities elsewhere
  • Competitive starting salary
  • Continuous support and development throughout your career journey
  • Placements that are within commuting distance

Essential experience and criteria required

  • Looking to return to work after a break in your career
  • Five years of previous business experience
  • A strong aptitude and interest in business
  • Be able to commit to a two-year contract with FDM once the seven-week training period is complete
  • Be able to work full time

I decided it was definitely the programme for me

Having taken a career break, Clare Newall talks us through her return to work with the FDM Getting Back to Business Programme.

The certifications matter a lot when you go out into the corporate world

Now working for a globally recognised bank, Neha Agarwall shares her return to work story through the FDM Getting Back to Business programme.

With FDM my dreams became a reality

Theo describes her experience with FDM's Getting Back to Business Programme. After successfully completing her tailored 7-week training scheme, Theo is now working as a Business Analyst.

It's a great transformational journey

Lana Sidorova shares how the FDM Getting Back to Business programme helped her return to a rewarding career in IT and business.


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