Cardiff City Community Partner iungo Solutions’ partnership with FinTech Wales 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.

With the pilot of their first Coding Academy launched with Cardiff and Vale College just twelve months ago, FinTech Wales and iungo Solutions have since delivered further Data Academies at FinTech Wales’ office in Cardiff and Coleg y Cymoedd in Nantgarw, and have plans to deliver more academies with CAVC, Bridgend College and other colleges all over Wales.

Making strides in attracting a diverse range of talent into the industry, FinTech Wales and iungo Solutions also recorded that 41% of its learners have Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds and has attracted a range of age groups, from 18 to 62 years old. In addition, learners with lower socioeconomic status (CDE) contributed to 47% of the cohort.

Whilst the gender split was predominately male at 76%, FinTech Wales, iungo and the participating colleges are working on a number of initiatives to encourage more women to apply for future academies.

Jessica Leigh Jones MBE, CEO, iungo Solutions, commented: “We’re delighted to have partnered with FinTech Wales to design and deliver the first employer-led Advanced Data Academy in Wales. We are extremely proud of the results achieved so far and will continue to work with those who are yet to find the right opportunity. Initiatives like this are an example of what can be achieved by working in collaboration with amazing partners to drive forward a shared vision.

“We are pleased to be able to continue delivering these academies with FinTech Wales and various college partners and we look forward to scaling the Skills Academies model to meet the needs of FinTech employers, large and small, across the whole of Wales.”