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Just two months ago, Mr Na Yi Rong had little to no knowledge of Financial Technology (FinTech). The Engineering Science graduate from the National University of Singapore (NUS) is now working full time as a product management lead at a local FinTech start-up, after receiving the job offer when he was participating in the NUS-FinTechSG Programme.
Jointly developed by the NUS FinTech Lab and Strategic Technology Management Institute (STMI), the programme was launched on 6 July 2020 to nurture Singapore’s next generation of FinTech talents and full stack developers. The pioneer batch of 25 students graduated on 10 September in a virtual ceremony after undergoing a structured two-month intensive full-time course on the fundamentals of financial services technology and business.
Students enrolled in the programme may choose to join full-time positions, internships, or access employment opportunities with partner enterprises, through an optional trainee stipend co-funding scheme supported under the SGUnited Traineeship Programme that was earlier introduced by the Ministry of Manpower and Workforce Singapore. All of the Singaporean students in the pioneer batch – including Mr Na – received either full time positions or traineeships with partnering companies such as DBS and UBS.
“I have learnt a lot about FinTech through this programme during the …
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