FSP
ACADEMY

Offering a range of exciting internships, apprenticeships, placements and graduate opportunities for ambitious talent. Supercharge your career at a world-class, award-winning workplace.

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What is the FSP Academy?

An Energising and Inspiring Introduction to the World of Work

The FSP Academy provides best-in-class support, training and mentorship to graduates, apprentices, industrial placement students and early careers individuals to enable them to excel. We welcome positive, talented and motivated talent seeking a stepping stone into IT consulting. We are passionate about providing opportunities for people to develop and grow into the business leaders of tomorrow.

Fulfill your potential

FSP Academy in Action

Why Choose FSP
Our Opportunities
What we Look For
Our Process
Inclusion & Belonging
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Why Choose FSP

As a leading digital transformation consultancy, FSP offers you a chance to be part of a business known for both its industry expertise as well as its values and ethos.

At FSP, we encourage and support you to explore multiple arenas to identify the best path for you. By rotating through different teams and projects, you will build your knowledge and experience to identify where you can be most successful.

Our Academy team brings together graduates, interns, placement students and early career professionals all on different career paths but sharing a similar goal; to make an impact and be successful.

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Our Opportunities

Apprentices

For those leaving secondary education (sixth form or college), we provide varied roles that combine on-the-job learning alongside studying towards a nationally recognised qualification.

Industrial Placements

Our fixed-term (12 month) placements offer undergraduate university students on a sandwich degree valuable hands-on industry experience.

Graduates

Our popular graduate programme provides university graduates with exceptional support, training & mentorship to help them develop in the IT consulting industry.

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What we Look For

We look for optimistic and passionate individuals that will contribute to creating memorable experiences and build great relationships with colleagues and clients.

Does this sound like you?

  • Naturally aligned with FSP values and ethos
  • Committed to teamwork, quality and success for all
  • Proactive and able to work with pace and energy
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Our Process

We operate a highly transparent process for all applicants to the FSP Academy.

Phase 1 – Simple application via our website.

Phase 2 – Shortlisted candidates complete a short online assessment and answer bite-sized video questions designed to showcase your motivations and aspirations.

Phase 3 – Standout candidates are invited to an assessment day featuring a group activity,  presentation activity and Q&A with current Academy members.

Phase 4 – In person interview with members of the FSP Leadership team.

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Inclusion & Belonging

At FSP, Everyone is Welcome. 

FSP is committed to recruiting a diverse set of people that can complement and enhance our unique culture, whilst being ambassadors for our values.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We consider all applicants for employment regardless of age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief.

Academy Roles

Start a Career not a Job

Test Engineer
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A Test Engineer is responsible for designing and implementing the tests that ensure the quality and functionality of our clients’ software. They are involved in all phases of the testing program, from designing the test parameters to troubleshooting errors, and writing up final test procedures.

This role will involve learning and developing test techniques and practices to help us successfully deliver client projects.

Training Consultant
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A Training Consultant designs and delivers training programmes that maximise the impact of technology for our clients. Working as part of a team, you will help build the competence, confidence, and core skills of people managers and leaders, preparing them to lead large scale changes in their organisations.

This role includes exposure to other areas of Digital Change & Adoption, allowing you to gain experience and a greater understanding of organisational change, graphic design and UX/UI.

Business Analyst
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A Business Analyst (BA) seeks to assess a business and its systems and advise the company on the best outcomes for a particular business opportunity or challenge. After investigating a business, system or challenge, a BA will work to identify and analyse areas for improvement and define the requirements of a solution.

In this role, you will gain experience working with various sizes and types of organisations in both public and private sectors, working to onboard business and technical change, including new bespoke technology and Microsoft 365.

Business Consultant
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A Business Consultant supports the delivery of important business-focused services as part of digital and IT project implementations. This includes managing projects, identifying challenges, analysing and specifying requirements, promoting a high-quality user experience and driving user adoption and engagement through change management.

This role will rotate through FSP’s business-focused teams, allowing you to gain experience of a variety of business consultancy skills.

Developer
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A Developer helps develop custom software solutions for our external clients and our internal community. Working as part of a wider project team, this role will be using .NET, Microsoft Azure, SharePoint, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Cognitive Services, Front-end frameworks (such as Angular, React) and the Microsoft Data Platform (Synapse, Databricks, etc.) to deliver clean, secure and impactful solutions to clients.

This role will rotate through FSP’s technical capability groups, allowing you to gain a variety of technical skills.

Data Analyst
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A Data Analyst works closely with our clients to help turn their data into meaningful information, enabling them to unlock the power of data driven decision making. As a member of FSP’s Data & AI team, you will contribute to the development of innovative solutions using Microsoft Azure data platform, Data Factory, Data Lake, Synapse Analytics, DataBricks, SQL and Cosmos DB.

This is an ideal role for people who are passionate about using data to creatively solve problems, drive innovation and support client success.

Technical Consultant
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A Technical Consultant helps our customers to get be best value out of their Modern Workplace tools through configuration, advice, and best practice. Working as part of the Modern Workplace capability and wider project teams, this role will be using the Microsoft 365 platform and related tools to design, build and consult with customers on how to provide their users with the best modern collaboration, communication and productivity solutions.

opportunities

Be part of something special

Academy Success Stories

Providing the opportunity for Great Talent to Shine

We are really proud of the continued development and success of all our graduates. We welcome people with a variety of academic backgrounds to FSP and are delighted to see them thriving.

Tap to flip each card, and discover the unique journey our Academy members have been on while working with FSP.

Start your own success story
Graduate Technical Consultant
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The onboarding process within the Academy has been thorough and inclusive, providing me with all the necessary resources and training to excel in my position. Now that I’ve joined FSP as a Graduate, I feel privileged to be part of a dynamic and supportive team!

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Kez

  • Joined Sept 2023
  • Studied Computer Science
  • University of Surrey
  • Current role: Graduate Technical Consultant, Modern Workplace
Graduate Software Developer
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I found out about FSP through a careers portal that my University provided. The first interview drew me in, I liked the challenge, but the second was even better. The group interview allowed me to put myself forward and show more about my personality. Every step of the way was really engaging.

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Caleb

  • Joined Sept 2023
  • Studied Computer Science
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Current role: Graduate Software Developer, Cloud Engineering
Graduate Business Consultant
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My journey through Academy recruitment was challenging but rewarding,. It enabled me to showcase not only my skills but who I am as a person which has proved to be a crucial factor in working at such a great company which shares my values and philosophies.

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Edy

  • Joined Sept 2023
  • Studied Sports Therapy, Studying for a PhD in Exercise Physiology
  • University of Coventry
  • Current role: Graduate Business Consultant, Product & Programme Delivery
Graduate Data Analyst
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I generally find interviews quite stressful but I was surprised to find that I actually enjoyed the recruitment process. The team was so welcoming that it really put me at ease. So far joining the Academy has been a similar experience, with the welcome and the support making the adjustment as easy as it can be.

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Sam

  • Joined Sept 2023
  • Studied Mathematics
  • University of Reading
  • Current role: Graduate Data Analyst, Data & AI
Graduate Business Consultant
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Applying for the graduate role with FSP was a straightforward process that was very enjoyable. The recruiters were friendly, and the assessment criteria was fair.

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Evan

  • Joined Sept 2022
  • Studied Business Management
  • University of Surrey
  • Current role: Graduate Business Consultant, Digital Change & Adoption
Graduate Business Consultant
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The FSP assessment centre was one of the most enjoyable ones I have experienced as it was incredibly relaxed and all the interviewers were kind and supportive. I was informed a few days afterwards that I had been successful and was offered the role!

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Cam

  • Joined Sept 2022
  • Studied Business & Management
  • University of Portsmouth
  • Current role: Graduate Business Consultant, Product & Programme Delivery
Graduate Business Consultant
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My journey has so far been incredible. The FSP Academy has been extremely welcoming from day one. I regularly feel confident, connected, clear, and in control of my responsibilities. I am very proud to be part of such a dynamic and supportive company.

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Lara

  • Joined Sept 2022
  • Studied International Business Management
  • University of Bristol
  • Current role: Graduate Business Consultant, Product & Programme Delivery
Graduate UX/UI Consultant
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Working at FSP has provided me with valuable industry experience and enabled me to understand the areas I excel in and the areas that need development. It has been a great place to start my career in UX. I am excited about the amazing opportunities ahead of me and look forward to being able to provide more value to the business.

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Hannah

  • Joined Sept 2022
  • Studied Interactive Media
  • University of York
  • Current role: Graduate UX/UI Consultant, Digital Change & Adoption
Graduate Technical Consultant
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The greatest thing about my role is that I’m able to learn quickly by being pushed out of my comfort zone – my colleagues are very supportive of this. I love being in the FSP Academy, it’s a great landing spot, as everyone is in the early stages of their career which allows us to learn from one another.

 

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Lara

  • Joined Sept 2020
  • Studied Chemistry
  • University of Bath
  • Current role: Associate BI Engineer, Data & AI
Graduate UX/UI Consultant
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The warm welcome and constant encouragement has been pushing me to go above and beyond. The FSP culture is amazing and I feel very lucky to be part of it. I am not afraid to reach out to anyone in the company and ask for help or advice.

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Emile

  • Joined Sept 2021
  • Studied Industrial Design & Technology
  • Loughborough University
  • Current role: Graduate UX/UI Consultant, Digital Change & Adoption
Graduate Business Consultant
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I have been entrusted with a high level of autonomy to work on various client work and internal improvement projects, whilst benefitting from ample support and guidance from the FSP family. These have all been positively challenging yet fulfilling learning experiences.

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Nicholas

  • Joined Sept 2020
  • Studied Mechanical Engineering
  • University of Southampton
  • Current role: Associate Delivery Manager, Product & Programme Delivery
Graduate Developer
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Since joining, I have been given a great balance of responsibility, challenge, and support which has enabled me to learn quickly and build confidence in my work. Everyone throughout FSP are friendly and easy to work with, each person working side by side helping us to thrive together.

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Isaac

  • Joined Sept 2021
  • Studied Physics
  • University of Bath
  • Current role: Graduate Developer, Service & Support
Graduate Security Consultant
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FSP have always made me feel welcome, even before I began my role. The interview and assessment day process were incredibly warm and hospitable, I felt completely myself. The company was very positive and encouraging – offering training, assistance and mentorship to aid my knowledge and skills.

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Wetika

  • Joined Sept 2021
  • Studied Maths and Philosophy
  • King’s College London
  • Current role: Graduate Security Consultant, Cyber Security
FSP ACADEMY FAQS

Looking for more info?

Does FSP provide visa sponsorship for candidates without a British passport?
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Yes, FSP can sponsor visas.

What are the working hours?
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Contracted working hours are a minimum of 37.5 hours per week, working on a flexible basis between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday.

What is the recruitment process?
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We operate a highly transparent process for all applicants to the FSP Academy.

Phase 1 – Applications are submitted through a simple online form. CVs and covering letters are screened by our internal team.

Phase 2 – Shortlisted candidates are invited to complete a short online assessment alongside bite-sized video questions to get a more well-rounded sense of you and your motivations and aspirations.

Phase 3 – Standout candidates are invited to an assessment day. As part of the assessment day, candidates take part in a group activity and present back on a pre-agreed topic. In addition, candidates will join a Q&A session with the existing Academy cohort and / or alumni.

Phase 4 – Final stage candidates will be invited to an interview with members of the FSP Leadership team. Successful candidates will receive an offer of employment with FSP.

What are the key dates or timeframes?
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The 2024 FSP Academy milestones dates will be:

  • Adverts live September 1st 2023
  • Adverts close January 31st 2024
  • Academy starts September 2nd 2024
Will I need to be in the office everyday?
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We are a modern business with a mature approach to flexible working. Depending on the projects you are assigned, you will typically find your time split between our Reading office, client sites and working from home.

Do the roles require travel?
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Yes, subject to client requirements, some elements of the role may require travel to client offices.

Apply to join the FSP Academy today

If you have any questions or queries, contact us at academy@fsp.co