Consultant (Current Employee) – Glasgow, Glasgow – 15 October 2019
Trainees are not paid for the duration of the training period and are then still not guaranteed a job at the end of it so are sacrificing 14 weeks max + an additional 90 days pay depending on what stream you are on. The business model is terrible and after all the endless interviews you do to get the position, you still have to interview with clients to get a placement which is ridiculous. This company needs to pay its trainees and offer job security otherwise I do not see it being a continiuing, viable business. The management is also shambolic - no clear communication and the sales department clearly working towards such unrealistic targets and not communicating with the recruiters who keep bringing trainees in and having no clients or roles to put them forward for.
Consultant (Former Employee) – London – 26 August 2019
Through the QConsult Programme, run by the Queen Mary University, I and four fellow students formed a team and were employed by the FDM group. The FDM Group recruits university graduates, returners to work and ex-forces to become consultants for their clients. Our task was to figure out the most efficient ways of marketing the company’s services in London, with a focus on the Tower Hamlets borough. This involved researching different marketing strategies, through methods such as radio, newspapers, online promotion, posters and spreading leaflets. All our research and recommendations were put together in a PowerPoint presentation that we displayed to the board of directors of the FDM Group.
This was a great opportunity to work in a close-knit and diversely specialised team, to form new friendships, and to see the commercial reality of a business by contributing to the way in which it attracts its clients and promotes its services.