As the FinTech industry rapidly evolves, the need for further skills and talent is essential for the Welsh FinTech ecosystem to thrive.

Attract & Retain

FinTech Wales’ esteemed skills strategy covers two key objectives to ensure Welsh FinTechs can attract and retain the skills and talent required both now and for the future:

Raise awareness of careers in FinTech

It’s essential to make people of all ages aware of what career prospects the Welsh FinTech ecosystem can offer.   We must engage today to pave a way for the future generation of talent.

Connect FinTech Wales’ members with work-ready talent

In an intensely competitive market, it is crucial to link industry with academia to ensure a continuous supply of talented individuals who will support and enhance our ecosystem.

Featured Initiatives

We have implemented several skills initiatives to ensure the successful execution of our strategy.  Our range of activities, courses and opportunities are specifically designed to inspire individuals to consider a career in FinTech. Additionally, we offer diverse solutions to FinTechs in Wales, enabling organisations to recruit fresh talent, enhance the skills of current employees, and engage with local communities to cultivate the next generation of accomplished professionals.


We work closely with organisations, universities, colleges and training providers to deliver a number of academies designed to develop the skills required by FinTechs in Wales.  The academies take under-employed, unemployed and career changers through a 12 week programme, which then concludes with a recruitment day where FinTech Wales members get priority access to meet and recruit this new, work-ready talent.

Upcoming Academies

Sustainable FinTech Leadership Programme

FinTech Wales works in collaboration with the London Institute of Banking and Finance (LIBF) to offer a one of a kind ‘Sustainable FinTech Leadership Programme’. The 7 week course is suitable for professionals in the FinTech, Finance and broader Technology sector wishing to implement credible and transparent sustainability strategies within their organisations.

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Code First Girls Micro Degrees

To support and encourage more women into tech, FinTech Wales and Chwarae Teg partnered with Code First Girls to offer the Code First Girls Programme to FinTech organisations looking to recruit female talent.  The collaboration between academia and industry saw 10 women go through a 14 week, fully-funded, academy to achieve micro-degrees in Software, Data or Full-stack.

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See what our members have to say about our skills initiatives…

“I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of the talent that was created from the Data Academy. Finalrentals has successfully hired three people as Data & Implementation Executives and they have made an excellent contribution to our company.

“FinTech Wales’ skills strategy is highly regarded within the ecosystem. Having delivered a number of programmes, we are certainly making progress in raising awareness about the flourishing career opportunities FinTechs in Wales can provide, and we’re also creating pathways for essential talent that will make a significant difference to FinTech Wales’ members recruitment and training plans.”

“We’re so pleased to have partnered with FinTech Wales to design and deliver the first employer-led Advanced Data Academy in Wales. Initiatives like this are an example of what can be achieved by working in collaboration with amazing partners to drive forward a shared vision.”

“By working in partnership with FinTech Wales and fintech industry partners across the city, the Cardiff Commitment can promote our growth sectors and create opportunities for schools, children and young people to develop the knowledge, skills and awareness our young people need to support the Welsh fintech economy.

Student mentoring, placements and internships

FinTech Wales works with universities all over the country to introduce students to FinTech organisations who can offer various opportunities to students considering a career in FinTech.  Whether it’s offering a mentoring programme, placements or internships, the benefits between the organisation and students are endless and we’re keen to encourage everyone to get involved.

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CFIT FinTech Placement Programme in Partnership with FinTech Wales 

The Centre of Finance, Innovation and Technology (CFIT) is working in partnership with FinTech Wales and leading universities in Wales, offering 3 essential models to support and make use of the talent available for fintech businesses.

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Apprenticeships & Degree Apprenticeships

We work with various universities and training providers to ensure organisations are aware of and understand the huge benefits Apprenticeships and Degree Apprenticeships can bring to attract and retain talent.

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School Engagement

We also encourage employers to engage with schools in your local communities to nurture the future generation of talent and demonstrate the huge success our ecosystem has achieved.

Take a look to see what Cardiff Commitment can do with your help to inspire children and young people towards a better future.

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Skills News

January 23, 2024

The Open University – Free OU Microcredentials Places

Supported by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW), we are offering a limited number of fully-funded (free) places on our popular microcredentials.  Microcredentials are professional development short courses, designed to help you quickly build new skills to take your career to the next level. With many endorsed by leading industry partners, you can study online for 10–13 hours a week for 10–12 weeks, alongside your work or life commitments. 

October 06, 2023

32 Exciting FinTech Job Openings in Wales – October 2023

If you’re looking for a career in FinTech, Wales is the place to be. The industry is thriving, and there are a wide variety of career opportunities available, from Finance Assistant to Business Analyst, to Product and Engineering Management roles!

September 29, 2023

Sustainable FinTech Leadership Programme

We are thrilled to announce an exciting new collaboration between FinTech Wales and the London Institute of Banking and Finance (LIBF), and as a result of this partnership we are delighted to offer a one of a kind ‘Sustainable FinTech Leadership Programme’ for your employees.

April 06, 2023

Apply for a free front-end Coding academy at CAVC

We've partnered once again with Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC) on a free, intensive front-end Coding Academy. The programme is designed to provide you with relevant skills and qualifications in-line with current local job vacancies in the FinTech sector. Discover more about the course and how to apply.

April 03, 2023

FinTech Wales celebrates 81% success rate in its first year of Coding and Data Academies 

FinTech Wales, in partnership with training provider iungo Solutions, has recorded an 81% success rate from individuals who attended their ten-week Coding or Data Academies. A substantial 62% of those who successfully completed the course have entered roles in FinTech or Technology, and 19% have gone on to undertake further training. Read more about the success of our Data Academies.

March 31, 2023

Recruitment Roundup – 31st March 2023 

Read our latest recruitment Roundup and discover a variety of the latest job vacancies from FinTech Wales members. Featuring vacancies from: Yoello, Chetwood Financial, LDMS, ALS Training, Deloitte & more.

March 13, 2023

FinTech Wales Recruitment Day; Introducing Great Talent to Great Employers

We’re delighted to be hosting a Recruitment Day to introduce leading FinTech organisations to amazing individuals with various different skills and backgrounds who are looking for their next opportunity. Whether you’re an employer searching for new talent, or an individual keen to learn what opportunities are available, find out how you can get involved today.

March 09, 2023

FinTechs in Wales actively seeking more women in tech

FinTech Wales and Chwarae Teg have partnered with Code First Girls, a social enterprise that provides free coding courses to women and non-binary people across the UK, to offer exclusive training and employment opportunities for females in Wales. 

Be part of FinTech Wales’ Skills Strategy! Contact us today.