A British technology company is encouraging higher education students in West Leeds to apply for its new fintech scholarship – provided they are studying something other than finance or computer science.
Quotezone’s approach to addressing a looming talent shortage has been hailed by politicians, academics and business leaders across the UK.
Lady Borwick, former member of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, said:
“It is vital that we do all we can to create jobs and opportunities for the next generation, investing in our young people in order to enable them to drive innovation forward.
“Whether it’s in banking, financial services, technology, media or the arts, finance and technology training is vital. That’s why this scholarship matters – because it gives young people the opportunity to explore these vital skills, which can in turn help them to take advantage of all the possibilities and career options that arise for them in the future.”
Peter Oakes, Founder of Fintech UK, the industry network for the UK’s fintech sector, added:
“Some of the most innovative and fast-growing fintech businesses in the UK have been created by entrepreneurs from non-traditional backgrounds, and a greater diversity of experience (and diversity of thought) is sure to help strengthen the sector even more.”
Launched in 2005, Quotezone.co.uk has grown to become one of the UK’s leading financial comparison platforms, processing almost three million price comparisons each year.
Greg Wilson, the fintech entrepreneur behind Quotezone.co.uk, said:
“Talented graduates are the lifeblood of the fintech sector, but our industry faces a looming talent shortage in the not-too-distant future.
“As an established player in this sector, Quotezone.co.uk is keen to connect with students that may never have considered a career in fintech, and encourage them to explore how they can be part of this dynamic, fast-growing industry no matter what degree they’re currently working towards.”
The deadline to apply for Quotezone.co.uk’s Fintech Scholarship is Thursday 28th March 2019, and full details of how to apply are available here.