FDM Group, the FTSE 250 professional services firm, has announced it intends to hire over 2,000 new IT trainees globally as part of a major new recruitment drive.
The company, which specialises in recruiting and equipping graduates, ex-armed forces personnel and women returners with the latest digital skills, announced the plans following a surge in demands for its consultants. FDM’s extensive client base includes some of the world’s largest employers, including major banks, management consultancy groups and international professional services brands.
Key specialisms requested in the last few months include DevOps, data skills, digital transformation expertise, as well as information security and cloud computing specialists. It is estimated that around one-third of the new hires will be in the UK, with the remaining being split across FDM’s other major offices in the US and APAC regions.
Last year FDM Group announced that it had achieved a median pay gap of -2.1% for 2020, making it one of the UK’s leading employers for women. Additionally, the company announced further investment in its diversity initiatives, pledging to recruit even more candidates from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.
Rod Flavell, CEO, FDM Group commented, “The Covid-19 outbreak sent shockwaves through the global business community, forcing many employers to scale back operations and shift to a remote working model to adhere to social distancing rules.
“One year on, with the vaccine programme in full swing and infection rates declining, businesses are raring to go, with plans to build back better and drive a major economic recovery. Digital skills sit at the very heart of this mission, enabling businesses to operate efficiently, adapt to new market conditions and transform customer services.
“Already this year we’ve received 1,500 job applications from candidates looking for a career in technology. Our recruitment teams have been inundated with CVs, and we’re aiming to hire at least 2,000 new recruits this year across our business.
“If you’re looking for a career in the technology industry, there has never been a better time to put your name forward, with digital skills being a must-have for ambitious companies looking to reboot, rebuild and grow again.”