I’ve been contacted by a member of your company, and I must say that after finishing the phone interview, it sounds too good to be true. If I can pass the initial interviews, I’ll gladly give up two years of my life, and a ton of expenses travelling in order to get my career started in the field I’m interested in.
But there are some problems. Namely the numerous people complaining of deleted posts, and the horrific contract clauses.
These contract details were posted a long time ago 2010/11.
1 “FDM can expel you from the course at any point and for any reason and pursue you for the cost of the training”
2 “Following two years employment at FDM, FDM may, at their discression waive, the £20k training fee”
So my question is this; have these clauses been changed to something more professionally and ethically acceptable by now?
For example, maybe
1 “FDM can expel you from the course and pursue you for the current cost of the training should you give them a substantial reason to do so”
2 “FDM will always waive your training fee after two years of full service”
And if so, can you post the updated contract details, or a link to these contract details for me to view.
Because I need to know that I’m protected, and that I won’t just be booted from your system (with a huge debt) because you feel I’m not achieving what you expected me to achieve, or that you can’t find work for me so you decide to “let me go” (again with the huge debt) after months of me being unable to find work.
If you have absolute faith in your selection and training system, then you should have no problem agreeing to the bottom two clauses.
Substantial reason to do so would obviously cover quitting the course half way through, among other common sense serious situations, such as theft, or cross-company spying, acting against company policy, or whatever else. You can include the specifics later in the contract too if need be.
I’m just intrigued. I love the potential best case scenario that this company has to offer, but feel that I need to stay wary of it’s potential worst case scenario too.