Mawuena’s story is quite unique. After graduating with an MSc in e-Business Strategy and Systems Management, he landed a job in Sheffield as an IT Development and Support Manager. Unfortunately the company became a victim of the recession and was liquidated, and Mawuena discovered FDM Academy who were still placing people in great IT jobs with top clients, despite the economic climate.
He is now working for HSBC Bank in Canary Wharf:
“FDM’s training was well structured in such a way that you had to drive and motivate yourself, yet you are always offered aid whenever you require it. I also had great colleagues; we drove each other closer to our goals and got the opportunity to have intellectual brain storming sessions with regard to the delivery of solutions. I now work at HSBC Bank as an Associate Architect and am involved with several parts of the Compliance business and anything infrastructure related. My typical day involves tracking of infrastructure issues, making sure that fixes get implemented, planning future projects and making sure current projects are running smoothly and that target dates are being met. I am really enjoying my job, the team I am working with is very supportive, and the work I am doing keeps me on my toes, especially when you spend everyday talking to several people scattered around the world. It is even more than I expected as I am now even leading a few projects! FDM gave me this opportunity – exposure to the organisation and this role, as well as the training which helped me brush up on my skills.”