Launch your Career in Fintech!

By Seyran Khalili, Postgraduate Student in Psychosis Studies and Marketing Assistant at King’s Careers & Employability. 

If you’re interested in a career in fintech you’ve probably seen that the sector is full of potential and dynamic and fast-growing technology companies dedicated to creating collaborative and enthusiastic environments. To give you a few ideas of possible careers in fintech: compliance experts, cybersecurity specialists, wealth managers, data specialists, innovation officers… and more. What’s not to like?

With help from Spotcap UK (empowering small and medium-sized enterprises with tailored finance!) you can now apply for a Fintech Fellowship Award; a great opportunity which will allow you to chase your dreams!

The following information is provided by Spotcap UK about their Fellowship Award and Fintech career opportunities:

Fintech is an exciting career opportunity many have not considered despite its recent boom. The sector currently employs 76,500 people. This is projected to grow to more than 100,000 by 2030. 42 per cent of fintech workers drawn from outside the UK. The sector is highly exposed to changes in the immigration settlement post-Brexit.

The Fellowship is a £8k award that supports one aspiring masters or MBA student per year.

…so what are the Fellowship Award details and what’s in it for me?

  • Deadline is: 1st August 2018
  • Study in: the United Kingdom
  • Amount: £8,000 towards the cost of a master’s degree or MBA
  • The course starts: September/October 2018
  • Host institution: Accredited UK universities
  • Fields of study: Fintech related fields (e.g. finance, business, management, engineering, computer science)
  • Number of awards available: One

…and some final detail about eligibility

The fellowship award offers admissions to a master’s or MBA programme at an accredited British university, starting in autumn 2018. To be eligible, you must be a British citizen or resident. Regarding educational background, it is advised to have achieved or expected to achieve a 2.1 or above in undergraduate degree. Lastly, the applicant should be studying a fintech-related subject, with an intention to work in fintech upon graduation.

…this sounds great – so how do I apply?

To send in your application, include your CV with work experience, education and extracurricular activities. Write a one-page cover letter profiling academic interests, achievements and career aspirations. Include a “Mini-essay” in written or video format answering the question “What sparked your interest in fintech?” (500 words/3 mins max). Last but not least – references! If you are shortlisted, you will be required to provide two references.

The applications are open, and the deadline is approaching soon with only a month left until the application deadline – get applying and write your way to success. Good luck!

Deadline: August 1st, 2018

For more information about the application and where to apply visit their Spotcap UK Fintech fellowship application website

To learn more about Spotcap UK visit their Facebook page

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