Focus on Finance – Next Steps

Julie McCarthy, Community Banking Adviser from Nat West Bank, Orpington is keen to work in partnership with Bromley EBP to help young people locally.  Her remit is to reach out to the local community and provide information, advice and guidance on how to better protect personal finances particularly with regard to on-line banking.  Nat West are keen to get the message out to young people and the elderly to help them to avoid being victims of frauds and scams and to be more safe and secure on-line.

Nat West also deliver a successful programme for schools called Money Sense which is linked to the curriculum and can be delivered in schools (primary and secondary).  The resources are relevant to young people from 5 to 18 years old and schools can get in touch with BEBP if they would like her contact details.

Julie and Clare from Nat West also supported the Next Steps event on 8th December for sixth form students from Langley Park School for Boys and Kemnal Technology College.  They were able to give information about their nationwide apprenticeship programme as well as more detail on the type of careers available in the financial services sector.  They said ‘It’s good to plant the seed now for students to consider their career paths and help them think about their own skillset’.

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