Following in the interview, I had been called for an Assesment day. It was by far one of the easiest assesment days in my opinion:
It started off at 9am, with two people from the senior recruitment team giving a general presentation of FDM as a company, their achievements and how the training program works etc…
Then we were given a simple maths test to do - this lasted 30 minutes. All you need to know is simple arithmetic, percentage change / increase / decrease, fractions, solving simple equations, pythagoras theorem and simultaneous equations. Anyone with a numerical background would find extremely easy.
Then conducted our interviews. They were 3 interviews :
Each interview consisted of 4 questions, in different areas, the interviewer simply asked the question and did not prompt to expand on your answers so it was up to us to elaborate, also the interviews havent seen your CV !
General competency based / Random questions. The questions were
*If you were given 2 hours off work, what would you do ?
*If you had to balance your time between work and social life, how would you go about doing so ?
*How would you adapt yourself to suit the needs of others ?
*Would you compromise on quality, if you had to give finish an assignment on time ?
Interview was based on my degree.
*Why did you choose your degree subject ?
*What were your favourite modules / least favourite modules ?
*Were you satisfied with the result ?
*Would you do the same degree again ?
The last interview was about the I.T. industry and FDM
*Why FDM ?
*What are the current challenges and trends faced in the I.T. industry ?
*How would you go about resolving the challenges you mentioned in the previous question ?
*Why did you choose the pathway ?
After the interviews, we had an I.T. aptitude test. I found this hard, as I literally know nothing about I.T. , but half it was just aptitude and logic, which is quite straightforward. I.T. questions were based on programming, logic, HTML, SQL, HTTP, operating systems, programming languages etc.
Then we had a lunch break for 40 minutes. After lunch we had the last assesment which was based on Set Theory / Shading venn diagrams. Again if you have done A-Level Maths (Statistics) or just a maths degree, this would be again very very easy.
After that, we were asked to sign some HR forms, and ask any questions we had in mind. All in all, a very easy process as long as you don’t act like an idiot I reckon you should make the cut.