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FDM Group wins employer of the year

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FDM Group wins employer of the year FDM Group wins ‘Employer of the Year’ at The Ex-Forces in Business Awards 2021!

The Ex-Forces in Business Awards

The Ex-Forces in Business Awards is the world’s largest celebration of military veterans in second careers. Their mission is to showcase, highlight and promote the huge value that ex-Service personnel bring to civilian employers and the wider economy through the skills and values they gained during their time in the military.

On December 2, 2021, 1000 business leaders assembled for a spectacular night in The O2’s Arora Ballroom for their fourth annual award ceremony. And we were thrilled when the FDM Ex-Forces Programme’s outstanding achievements were recognised - winning this prestigious award ahead of a list of finalists that included some very stiff competition from across the industry.

FDM launched its Ex-Forces Careers Programme in 2014 as a next step for people who have served in the Armed Forces, helping them transition into a successful civilian career in Tech or Business.
Since then, over 675 veterans and Service leavers have started new careers in the UK’s commercial sector.

As a result, the hard work and commitment of the FDM team was acknowledged with the #1 ‘Employer of the Year’ award – well done everyone!

An Ex-Forces Careers Programme like no other

FDM’s renowned Ex-Forces Careers Programme offers opportunity for ex-military personnel from all ranks and Services. We’ve designed pathways for both junior and experienced personnel, ranging from Business Intelligence and DevOps to Project and Programme Management.

Although based in the UK, our programme is open to all Service personnel, regardless of nationality. We have consultants working with us from German, Greek, Italian, Turkish, US, Finnish, and even New Zealand military backgrounds.

Our programme supports the veteran community with Royal British Legion, White Ensign Association, Walking with the Wounded, Invictus Games Foundation, RNRMC and PTSD Resolution among those that we partner with.

For veterans, by veterans

The difference is that all of FDM’s dedicated Ex-Forces Team are former serving personnel. This first-hand knowledge of the qualities developed in Service, which are hugely adaptable to commercial environments, enables us to communicate the benefits of these skills to current and future clients.
No one has a better understanding of how much ex-military personnel have to offer the business world, or how to smoothly transition that potential into exciting, rewarding careers.

How to capitalise on your military power

FDM’s clients are looking for talented individuals possessing qualities developed within the military; from leadership and teamwork, to risk/change management and any technical skills you may have accrued while serving.

If you’re currently serving in the Armed Forces, or have recently left and are considering your next move, you can find out more about the opportunities for a career in tech at one of our FDM Insight Events.

Find out more: Join us for one of our live or virtual Insight Events - Register Here

We haven’t forgotten our Reservists

FDM currently supports 48 reservists in the programme, which includes an additional 2 weeks of paid leave to attend training. Dom Rees and Chris Corby are two examples of how you can combine roles in the Reserves with a career at FDM. You can read their stories here.

A Project Manager within a national media company, Chris shared: “They understand the value that Reservists can bring to the corporate environment, in terms of their resilience, commitment and ability work under pressure.”

Want more inspiring stories from FDM Consultant Reservists? Read a few here.

Make a difference in the world outside the military

Our programme builds on your existing skills, allowing you to work on projects that will have a real and positive impact; such as critical national infrastructure services projects for Government agencies, or major transformation change programmes in financial services.

Our goal is to help ensure your true value is recognised by the corporate world whilst making your career transition as smooth as possible. This includes expert commercial training, industry-recognised certifications, ongoing support, and hands-on experience with industry-leading clients - everything to prepare you for your chosen civilian career.

If you’re considering the next step in your journey, find out more about the FDM Ex-Forces Careers Programme.