FDM Group - Business Consultant - FDM Graduate Programme Interview Questions & Answers

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  • Business Consultant - FDM Graduate Programme

    4.5714/5 | Interview date: December 2018 | Job offer? Yes |

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    Sectors: Computing & IT

    Difficulty rating 60.0 / 100

    Interview process

    The phone interview took 15 minutes asking questions such as why you want to work in the IT industry; what attracts you to FDM group; and general questions to gain a quick insight into basic competencies to assess your suitability for FDM.

    If you were successful you would be invited to an assessment centre which included 3 separate tests and 2 interviews. The interviews revolved around 3 specific themes: FDM and the IT industry; your degree and career history; professional and personal motivations

    The 1st interview was with the account manager of Hong Kong (Held over Skype), which was used to assess my knowledge in general topics within project management as well as my competencies.

    Whilst the 2nd interview was with face-to face with a UK manager. This was a very relaxed conversational approach towards the interview that felt like they genuinely wanted to get to know me on a more personal level with regards to the themes describled above

    Most difficult question

    What are the most important issues the IT industry is currently facing?
    What is the reason for the current oil prices for hitting its current all time low (This question was a real curveball)

    Interview tips

    To prepare for the tests, you can use google to help to find suitable resources to ensure you are well prepared.
    As for the interviews, I would recommend researching their company as best as possible using a SWOT analysis to gain a general background of the company as well as opportunities and threats that can affect the IT industry.
    Read up on top news stories within current affairs as a few curveballs could be thrown into the mix.
    And most importantly BE POSITIVE!!

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    Within the assessment centre we were asked to perform 3 tests:
    Numerical (30 minutes) - which included basic arithmetic maths
    Basic IT aptitude test (60 minutes) - this included situational questions, logical and verbal reasoning, as well as some basic programming questions
    Venn diagram test (60 minutes)
    For the most part these tests aren't too difficult as long as you spend a minimum of 2-3 days preparing for them to familiarise yourself with the terminology as well as how the questions are asked, though its important to note they are a tad tricky.

    Interview steps


    • Phone
    • 1:1
    • Group / Panel
    • Senior Management
    • Video


    • Numerical
    • Personality
    • Verbal reasoning
    • Psychometric


    • Assessment centre
    • Group excercise
    • Background check
    • Presentation
    • Competency based questions

    Rating the interview

    • How would you rate the pre-attendance information? 4/5
    • How well was the interview organised? 5/5
    • What was your overall impression of the organisation? 5/5
    • What was your overall impression of the selection process? 4/5
    • Did the interview reflect the overall values / culture of the organisation? 5/5
    • Would you recommend this company to a friend? 4/5
    • Did you want the role following your interview? 5/5

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