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 organised 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

The FCAS online information session was held on 6 March 2020 (Fri). The application deadline is now extended to 10 April, 2020. Click to apply now.

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Last revision date : 30 March 2020