Capital One employees have been taking their skills into local schools since 1997, helping children to build their confidence with key curriculum subjects.
Its current passion is to help teach children about the world of finance and money management. Capital One employees volunteer to run financial education sessions with local secondary school pupils. Volunteers talk about their personal financial experiences, as well as using our hugely popular Credit Made Clearer videos to teach children about how credit works.
Over 60 Capital One volunteers are working with Young Enterprise to provide personal economics training to more than 1,000 local school children during the next year.
Capital One has also worked with the Personal Finance Education Group (pfeg) and debt management charities to create 'To Your Credit', a board game about money management that's aimed at secondary school pupils. The game, which has been accredited by pfeg and rolled out to secondary schools across Nottingham, is a fun way for students to learn about budgeting.
For the younger generation Capital One has developed interactive tours of our offices, with the aim of raising career aspirations among local primary schoolchildren. During the tours, the children will have the opportunity to talk to employees from across the business and hear more about the types of jobs they might want to have when they are older.
In addition to the Credit Made Clearer videos, Capital One is exploring other ways in which it can help young people and adults throughout the UK understand how to manage credit in the most responsible way possible.