At Matthew Douglas Ltd, we appreciate that personal finance education isn’t always a top priority for young people during their school and college years - so we’ve designed our ‘springboard service’ to help.

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The service is designed to teach teenagers and young adults to understand more about the basic principles of money and provide general financial advice and guidance on modern banking, in order to point them in the right direction to a stronger financial future.

Here are just some of the ways our springboard service can help you and your family!

For local secondary schools and colleges

We are more than happy to help our local communities in and around the Hadleigh and Reigate areas. We can support schools, colleges and students in the following ways:

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Work experience placements

These are located in our Hadleigh office throughout the year, covering a wide range of different roles within the business.

Deliver presentations about careers in the financial services industry

These presentations can be delivered in schools and colleges, with a particular focus on financial advising. We explain various career journeys that our staff members have been on, the qualifications and skills you may need, and how to obtain them.

Teaching financial education

We can present to groups of students about key areas of financial security. This will help them to understand topics such as debt, budgeting, investing, personal finances and other areas of financial education – all vital as students progress through different stages of life.

Career support and guidance

Our team can help students to understand interview techniques, as well as how to write a CV and which skills are the most important when marketing yourself to a potential employer.

“Thanks ever so much for your presentation – there was a lot of invaluable information for the students in there – not only for their upcoming exam, but also to take forward in their personal life too.

“I really liked the budgeting tool that you showed us, and will be using this across all of the budgeting lessons that I teach in the future.”

Feedback from Christopher Heath-Robinson, Head of Department for Business at Suffolk One College in Ipswich

For those seeking mentoring in their financial services career progression

As individuals progress through their careers, we believe that developing impartial mentoring partnerships can greatly be of benefit to both mentors and mentees alike.

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Currently, our advisers are helping many individuals to achieve their potential, working with various organisations such as the 30% Club and the Suffolk Refugee Council.

If you’re interested in finding out more about any of these fantastic opportunities, then get in touch with our team today!

Contact us about our springboard service