Positive social impact - Education and employment skills

Education and employment are both critical components enabling people to thrive and prosper, so we’ve partnered up with some respected groups to promote this.

Select the links below to find out more about the great work that these groups do to help people (particularly young people) develop their personal and employment skills.

Financial education

We believe that educating young people in school about personal finance management can equip them with the knowledge and skills to help them create a positive financial future. That’s why we’ve teamed up with MyBnk, a specialist financial education charity that delivers innovative, high-impact and high-energy workshops to 11-25 year olds in schools and youth organisations.

We support MyBnk’s mission to empower young people to take charge of their future by bringing money and enterprise to life. Our partnership with MyBnk will expand their financial education programmes and, by the end of 2018, we hope to have reached over 3,500 young people, giving them the knowledge and skills to secure their future financial wellbeing.

Employment and enterprise skills

We have teamed up with Young Enterprise to deliver two new support programmes. Its Start-Up programme helps 18-24 year old university students develop skills and attributes for a successful career through running their own business during an academic year. We’re also sponsoring the Your Horizon programme which is designed to support young people in further education or in danger of not being in education, employment or training. Your Horizon provides training that raises awareness of the skills employers value and helps young people to understand the challenges and opportunities they will face.

The Dallaglio Foundation was set up in 2009 by former England Rugby Captain Lawrence Dallaglio. We’re pleased to be able to support the foundation, which helps disadvantaged young people in Pupil Referral Units to develop essential life and employment skills to prepare them for the workplace.

Leap, another organisation of which we’re a proud supporter, helps young people aged 11-25 to resolve conflicts. Leap works in partnership with organisations ranging from schools and community groups to youth offending institutes and prisons, providing conflict resolution training, giving young people the skills to manage conflict in their own lives and reduce violence in their communities.