FICO Vacancies: Graduate Programme (Massive Recruitment)

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2 Jul, 2013

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FICO South Africa Graduate Recruitment

Why join FICO?

At FICO, you can launch your career within one of the fastest-growing fields in technology today – Predictive Analytics. Most of the world’s top banks, as well as leading insurers, retailers, healthcare businesses and government agencies rely on FICO solutions to accelerate growth, control risk, boost profits, and meet regulatory and competitive demands.

Our ability to drive smarter decisions is driving some of the world’s leading companies to a new level of analytics-fuelled success. Our long history of success and innovation is founded on hiring and developing really talented and dedicated people – just like you.

Who is FICO?

You may not have heard of us, but the odds are that you touch our technology when you use a bank or credit card, apply for a loan or make an insurance claim. Founded in 1956, and one of the primary creators of credit scoring, FICO delivers superior Predictive Analytics that drive smarter decisions.

Our groundbreaking use of mathematics to predict consumer behavior has transformed entire industries and revolutionised the way risk is managed and products are marketed. FICO’s innovative solutions include the FICO Score – the standard measure of consumer credit risk in the United States – along with industry-leading solutions for managing credit accounts, identifying and minimizing the impact of fraud, and customising consumer offers with pinpoint accuracy.

Our world-class IT and communications infrastructure mean that, whilst our people are spread around the world, no-one is further away than the office next door. You will have a world of expertise at your fingertips or just a call away, but we rely on every individual to do what is needed to make things happen. That means that, above all else, ownership of results is the key to success at FICO. And together, we’ll keep on developing and keep on changing the way the world does business.

FICO’s Graduate Programme

Our structured Graduate Programme lasts for two years and during this time you will be assigned to many of the different business areas that make up our Professional Services group, who implement our game-changing Decision Management solutions with clients. You’ll get a lot of variety too – across different solutions, industries, countries and in both technical and business orientated teams, rotating roughly every 6 months. You’ll find this programme challenging as well as stimulating – but the extensive training and support you’ll get will equip you with a great understanding of our business as well as an in depth knowledge of our clients – and how you can add value.

Throughout the programme you will have the opportunity to contribute to live projects with some of the world’s leading banks as part of a team of experts. We’ll encourage you to take on as much responsibility as you can handle, and you’ll have the support of a highly experienced mentor to ensure you manifest your full potential and get your career off to a flying start. Once you’ve completed the initial two year programme you’ll be prepared for a lasting and rewarding career in IT Consulting with the world’s leader in Decision Management technology.

Innovation – be a part of a company changing the way the world does business. FICO has a 50+ year history of delivering industry-changing innovations, such as the FICO Score, the world’s leading credit risk score, and our credit fraud solution, which protects more than 2 billion cards worldwide. All of us at FICO are encouraged and rewarded to “think outside the box” to drive smarter decisions – both for FICO and our clients.

Travel – experience different business cultures and see the world. Our clients are spread throughout the globe and as part of the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region you’ll have the opportunity to spend a significant amount of time working with clients at their offices across the world.

Teamwork – learn from the very best in your field. Whatever your field of expertise, you’ll have the opportunity to work with seriously talented colleagues as we deliver the analytic advantage to the most successful companies around the world. Delivering real innovation for our clients requires collaboration across teams and geographies – which means a wealth of career building opportunities for you.

Make an Impact – be more than a small cog in a big machine. With around 2,100 colleagues globally, and just over 300 based in EMEA, you won’t be buried in a giant corporate machine – you’ll be able to make a real impact, be noticed and make a name for yourself. We’ll treat you like the professional we know you have the potential to be – and you’ll be rewarded for the value your deliver.

Opportunity – grow with a company that knows how to develop talent. We’re genuinely excited at the opportunity to bring graduates into FICO. We’re looking to attract the very best to join our world class team of professionals and you can have confidence that we’ll support your development every step of the way, so that you can manifest your full potential and get your career off to a flying start. We’ll do this through a wide variety of development approaches, with a strong emphasis on experiential learning – nothing beats getting stuck in and getting your hands on real problems with real clients. There’s a good reason why so many of our colleagues have been with FICO for so many years – especially the continual development and fresh development opportunities every day.

Duration of Programme: 2 years, rotating through different areas roughly every 6 months


Ideal Academic Backgrounds:

  • – Minimum 2:2 in relevant honours degree e.g. Science, IT, Math’s or Business

Skills & Personal Characteristics:

Language skills are highly desirable (but by no means essential) especially French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and Russian. A positive can do attitude, professional demeanor, willingness to go the extra mile, down to earth, highly developed written, oral and social skills, good customer facing skills along with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office

Starting Salary: £25,000 plus £1,500 signing bonus plus performance based bonus

Employee Benefits: 25 days holiday per year, Company Laptop, a choice of iPhone or Blackberry mobile device, Matched Contribution Company Pension Plan, Private Medical Cover, Income Protection Plan, Life Assurance, Business Travel & Personal Accident Insurance, Dental Cover, Season Ticket Loan, Tuition Reimbursement Scheme


How to apply for FICO Graduate Programme

Click on this link to apply Online or click on the Apply Now button at the end of this page


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