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Ex-Forces Recruiter, London

The Company
At FDM we proudly work as a team, whether in collaboration with each other or in partnership with our clients.  Our model provides those clients, across many and varied sectors, with the people they need to fill their technology skills gaps and to build their talent pipeline.  
We train graduates, ex forces personnel and those looking to return to work after a career break, transforming them into IT and business professionals, before deploying them across our client base as FDM consultants. 

Our purpose is to create and inspire exciting careers that shape our digital future. We want to make sure that the opportunity for a career in tech is made available to as wide an audience as possible. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer: it enables us to attract, recruit, train and deploy incredible people. 

With centres across Europe, North America and APAC, FDM has shown exponential growth throughout the years, firmly establishing itself as an award-winning FTSE 250 employer. Find out more about us, follow us on social media #FDMcareers. 

The Role
FDM’s success is a product of collaboration and synergy. Ours is a dynamic, team environment that encourages and rewards hands-on involvement.
The FDM Ex-Forces Programme is run by ex-service personnel and employs ex-servicemen and women from all ranks and across all three services. The role of the Ex-Forces Recruiter is to recruit suitable candidates for the Ex-Forces Programme, growing the programme and building a pipeline of candidates in order to achieve quarterly recruitment targets. Our programme has been awarded the gold medal by the MoD’s Employer Recognition Scheme.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be the first point of contact with Ex-Forces personnel interested in the FDM Ex-Forces Programme
  • Take vacancy details and post job adverts across a range of media outlets 
  • ‘Headhunting' – find and approach Ex-Forces personnel for specialist jobs
  • Match role requirements with Ex-Forces personnel 
  • Organise and administer internal and external Ex-Forces events
  • Represent FDM Group at Ex-Forces career fairs & networking events
  • Use social media to attract and educate candidates & promote FDM and the EFP
  • Organise Insight events – including booking rooms, booking food & drink 

Interviews & Assessments

  • Conduct telephone interviews to educate and prepare candidates
  • Screen and shortlist candidates
  • Initial and ongoing data entry using an ATS
  • Prepare candidates for assessment appropriately 
  • Prepare candidate CVs 

Team work

  • Build and maintain good relationships with internal stakeholders including but not limited to: Marketing, HR, the Academy, the Account Managers & Sales Team, the Graduate and Returner Teams 
  • Build and maintain good relationships with external stakeholders including but not limited to: Partner organisations such at the CTP, BFRS, OA, Military charities, recruitment organisations and the British Military 
  • Support and assist other members of the EFP 

Essential Criteria

  • Must have been in the British Military
  • Possess a good understanding of IT terminology and skillsets; must be able to translate military experience,  IT skills and terminology  into civilian language and vice versa 
  • Ability to work well under pressure and coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Excellent communication skills and a professional manner
  • Initiative, flexibility and a willingness to learn new skills
  • Confidence, a good sense of humour and a team player

What We Offer

Join an environment where talent can truly flourish! 
This is your opportunity to work in a highly motivated, sociable team and grow with a company that is growing internationally.

  • Chance to be part of a high-growth FTSE 250 tech organisation
  • Qualification and development opportunities
  • Fast-track career progression globally
  • Company culture committed to diversity, inclusion and social mobility
  • Hybrid working - flexibility to work from home on a regular basis
  • Central office location
  • Up to 30 days annual leave
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Mentoring Programme

You’ll know whether we’ve just described you. If you’re confident you have what we are looking for, we’re confident we can give you the scope to become all you can be. 

Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what we value as an organisation. FDM Group is an equal opportunities employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or any other status protected by law. Our recruitment team are happy to support with any reasonable adjustments that are needed within the recruitment process.


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.