Fintech Talent Development

Fintech Career Accelerator Scheme (FCAS) – Gap Year Placement Programme


Fintech Career Accelerator Scheme ("FCAS") is a talent development scheme initiated by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) in 2016 to nurture talents to meet the growing needs of Fintech in Hong Kong. The new intake in 2020/21 is jointly oragnised by the HKMA, ASTRI, Cyberport and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP). Students from participating universities are invited to join this scheme via a full-time, semester-based internship which interns will work on Fintech projects at banks or SVF operators and receive training and regulatory updates respectively. In 2020, job positions are newly offered by virtual banks.

Key Objectives

To expand the talent pool for the development of the Fintech sector in Hong Kong by giving students an early exposure to the sector:

  • To nurture Fintech talents with real industry experience through internships;
  • To provide opportunities for the industry to identify and recruit young talents.

Online Information Session

An online webinar session will be held on 6 March 2020 (Fri)  with representatives from participating firms to answer your queries on the job positions. Please register at the link below:



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Last revision date : 20 February 2020