• Skills
  • Responsibilities
  • Support & Guidance
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions

Role Description

• Gain a thorough understanding of the FDM business model • Creating a weekly UK and Global recruitment report for senior management • Analysing data relating to all stages of the candidate journey – applications, number of hires, success rates and other aspects of performance • Providing recruitment data for the monthly board report liaising with colleagues in other departments • Creating Power BI dashboards for university campus events and a UK university employability indicator analysing university recruitment performance success • Using Power BI to generate external university recruitment reports • Supporting the University Partnerships team with events on campus promoting benefits of an FDM placement year • Assisting Finance and Business Support teams in relation to global reports and budgeting


  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • Sending weekly recruitment reports to regional and global stakeholders. Assisting the marketing team by providing up-to-date statistics and contact lists to target new and current applicants. Working on BI dashboards. Keeping on top of ad-hoc data reporting requests.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Learnt how to use Power BI and write with the DAX language. Developed my Excel knowledge through daily tasks and the initial training period. Learnt how to manage by time well to meet deadlines. I was able to develop my problem solving and analytical skills.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 3/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 5/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Given a lot of responsibility! There is always something to do. From the weekly reports to the more ad-hoc requests. As the global recruitment data analyst, stakeholders from all across the business will reach out with tasks and requests. In the role, you are able to work closely with other departments - particularly Diversity and Inclusion, Marketing, Recruitment + University Partnerships and Sales.

  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 5/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • A full 4 week training period compromised of Professional Skills, Excel, SQL and Power BI. In addition, a three day handover with the current placement student. There was also regular Learning & Development training sessions scheduled which was an opportunity to also meet employees across the business. At the start of the placement, a weekly catch-up was scheduled in with my line manager to go over any projects, questions or concerns.

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 3/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Sociable and friendly. Though sometimes it's easy to feel intimidated being a young employee with a lack of experience in the world of work. This was made harder by half of the placement being remote.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 2/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 3/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • Really enjoyed learning more about the business and tech industries. I feel as though I gained a large understanding of the business. The group of placement students were all really nice and we were able to interact a lot. Due to there being a high level of responsibilities, at times I struggled to manage my time to meet deadlines.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 4/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at FDM Group
  • 4/5

  • 7. Would you recommend FDM Group to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to FDM Group
  • Research what the company does. If you are looking to get an understanding of Data Analysis and develop your technical knowledge, then apply. Be enthusiastic in your application and show your personality.

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Information Technology, Business Intelligence, Marketing

8th June 2021

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