The Financial Planning Group were delighted to be part of LIFT-OFF in May, an event which focused on hope, aspiration and employment for the future for senior secondary pupils across Aberdeen as they enter into their final stages of school.
Throughout the past year, the economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly on the young workforce, have been particularly severe and extensively reported. This, along with other changes and challenges our pupils have faced has had a tangible impact on many of them and the event aimed want to change that narrative, foster the ambitions of young people, and re-instill their hopes and dreams for their futures.
During the pandemic, The Financial Planning Group have held virtual financial education presentations for secondary school pupils around the North East of Scotland, and as part of the LIFT-OFF event, we held a session for the pupils. Anne Lawson, Employee Benefits Consultant, as well as Nicola Doohan and Rhian Morgan from Acumen Financial Planning, covered important topics such as understanding payslips, budgeting, tax and national insurance, as well as credit and loans.
Read more about the event here.
You can also watch The Financial Planning Group's #nowrongpath video, which focuses on a few of the team's paths into their role here.