About The Role

Location: UK – Multiple locations
Training Start Date: 20th March 2023

  • Have you had a career break of 12+ months?
  • Do you have 3+ years of experience in Software Development and Tech?
  • Are you ready to re-join the workforce full time?

If so, we’d like to hear from you!

Our Returners Programme is specifically designed to support professionals returning to work after a career break and we currently are looking for ambitious returners to work as Mainframe Developers in a multinational IT services and consulting organisation.

The role

This is an opportunity for returners to up-skill in current and emerging technologies,
and in legacy technologies focussing primarily on COBOL, to refamiliarise themselves with current industry best practices and enhance their technical knowledge on deployments with our clients.

The FDM programme is here to support through every stage of the journey, ensuring you have the confidence, skills and opportunity to step back into a successful and rewarding career in technology.
At the start of the programme, you will receive
up to12 weeks of instructor-led and project-based training in object-oriented development within the Scrum framework, followed by specialist training in COBOL. The training is carried out by our experienced FDM Academy trainers and will take place online before your placement.

After training you will begin your placement with our client working in a mid – senior mainframe developer role, with opportunities to work in emerging technologies over time.

What we offer you:  

  • A fully supported journey back to work with continuous development throughout your time with FDM
  • Up to 12 weeks of commercially relevant technical training (please note training is currently taking place online)  
  • Training hours of 9.30am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday during the training period, to help accommodate personal commitments 
  • Opportunities to work as an FDM consultant with our global clients 
  • Fast-track career progression to get you back into business 

About You

Essential experience and criteria required: 

  • Looking to return to work after a break in your career
  • Minimum one-year career break
  • At least 3 years software engineering or development experience
  • Able to work full time
  • Able to commit to working with FDM for two years once the training period is complete 
  • Eligible for SC Clearance

Desired experience but not essential:

  • Experience in COBOL
  • Experience in Mainframe development

About Us

FDM Group is a FTSE 250, multi-award-winning employer that recruits, trains and deploys talent globally. With 5000+ employees from different backgrounds and 85+ different nationalities, we work with some of the world’s most reputable brands across the globe. 
Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what we value as an organisation. FDM Group is an equal opportunities employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or any other status protected by law. Our recruitment team are happy to support with any reasonable adjustments that are needed within the recruitment process

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