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FDM Group helps students find work shadowing

The programme is available to final, penultimate year and Masters students, created to provide an insight into the profession of their choice.

FDM is offering work-shadowing in Project Management, Learning and Development and Java /.Net Development.

FDM's Academy Events Manager Madeleine Field said, "The City University scheme is especially apt for us as students often don’t realise just how vital IT is to the business world and how the nature of IT roles has developed. IT Consultants are now required to work at the forefront of business, interacting with a variety of different people in a range of departments. Through this latest initiative we aim to promote the IT industry and encourage students to pursue a career in the field."

Students who are lucky enough to benefit from the University scheme will also gain a better understanding of the career paths available to them and should be left with a more realistic picture of the job market.

Feedback has been positive. City University Student Omar Iqbal said: "I would like to thank FDM for allowing me to benefit from a work shadowing day in Project Management. I found the tour of the facility and the career related information the team shared to be extremely valuable. Being able to talk to members of the PMO stream gave me a great insight into how the academy functions and caters to the needs of the growing demand for skilled professionals in the industry. I will certainly be applying to the programme in the future."

City University’s Careers Director, Gary Argent, said: "We are delighted that FDM Group agreed to participate in City University’s inaugural work shadowing scheme in 2011. Our students really value the opportunity to get hands on experience of life in the commercial environment, and the chance to spend a day in FDM’s office will have helped them to make more informed choices about their future career aspirations. We look forward to continuing our relationship with FDM Group in the future."