FDM: Driving Diversity Around the World


FDM is a global consultancy that has powered the people behind tech for over 30 years. Now, they’re partnering with Flatiron School.

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FDM is a global consultancy that has been powering the people behind tech and innovation for over 30 years. Founded in 1990, the British multinational company is headquartered in the UK, but has a worldwide reach with 18 centres across Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific. With 5000+ employees across the globe, diversity is built into the company’s makeup. 

In 2024, FDM has partnered with Flatiron School’s Lovelace and Ford fellowship programs, to build a more diverse tech industry. 

The FDM Career Development Program

FDM’s Career Development Program accelerates a candidate’s professional development and launches their tech careers across various sectors including banking, finance, insurance, and retail.

 To source prospective talent for the Career Development Program, FDM looks to recent graduates from universities, technical schools, and bootcamps – ambitious, practiced learners that are ready to adapt to a company’s unique stack. FDM has already hired 45 Flatiron School graduates since 2019, and the company is eager for more to join its ranks.

“We have a genuine appreciation for hiring Flatiron School graduates because of their diverse backgrounds and experiences, enriching our workforce with unique perspectives and skills,” Steve Fielding, Director of Recruitment in North America says. “Flatiron School’s proactive approach to student preparation ensures that their graduates are well-equipped to excel in this dynamic industry and makes them valuable assets to our team from day one.”

Measuring FDM’s Impact

FDM’s workforce includes 90+ nationalities. 32% of FDM’s employees identify as female, 8% are veterans, 25% identify as Asian, 15% identify as Black or African American, and 12% identify as Hispanic or Latino. As anyone keeping up with current tech diversity statistics is well aware, these numbers are incredibly impressive, and more representative of the population the industry serves as a whole. 

“At FDM Group, our commitment to diversity in tech is deeply ingrained in our company culture,” Fielding said. “Diversity fuels innovation and drives success, which is why we strive for inclusivity at every level of our organization. With over 90 nationalities shaping our vibrant workforce, we believe in the importance of embracing different perspectives and experiences.”

This dedication to diversity permeates the day-to-day operations of the organization.

“We provide comprehensive coaching and support to empower individuals from all backgrounds to launch successful careers in technology and innovation,” Fielding says. “We are proud to champion equality in our hiring and development programs, creating a workplace where everyone has the chance to reach their full potential.”

Lovelace and Ford Fellows from Flatiron School will play a part in FDM’s diversity goals going forward. The company is committed to interviewing at least 15 fellows in 2024. What’s assured, is that – should a Flatiron School fellow find themselves among the FDM ranks – they’ll be accepted just as they are. 

Invest In Your Career With FDM

For more information on FDM’s Career Development Program, visit their website.  

To learn more about the Lovelace and Ford Flatiron School fellowships and how they can support the beginning of your tech career, visit the Diversity & Inclusion page.

Disclaimer: The information in this blog is current as of March 26, 2024. Current policies, offerings, procedures, and programs may differ.

About Anna Van Deusen

Anna Van Deusen is the Marketing Content Manager at Flatiron School. When not writing about tech and Flatiron School students, she can be found hanging out with her dogs on a beach…

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