UK Asset Resolution Partners with YE to deliver Personal Economics Class
A partnership approach was developed between Young Enterprise and UK Asset Resolution (UKAR) to deliver the Young Enterprise Personal Economics programme to Oasis Academy and Beckfoot school recently using UKAR staff who volunteered their time over 3 days to ensure the students had the best possible experience of employability skills development.
The Personal Economics programme provides different aspects of the world of work and managing finances and so to have professionals from the world of finance supporting the students was invaluable.
The Personal Economics programme allows the students to learn about finances in a hands on manner, using games and activities to embed learning.
Students and staff commented that Personal Economics had provided them with ‘very interesting information, helped them learn and understand a lot about finances, they loved the games which were fun and educational. They learnt skills which they can use in later life and will help them when they start work.’
The students particularly enjoyed the role-plays of job interviews and the opportunity for their tutors to join in alongside them during the lessons. The day provided the pupils with the opportunity to work in teams and interact with Young Enterprise staff and UKAR volunteers who were able to share their own work and ‘real life’ experiences and knowledge.
One of the UKAR volunteers on the day commented that “volunteering with Young Enterprise has been a great opportunity for me. From doing the initial training, to supporting the delivery at Oasis, and then going on to lead the delivery at Beckfoot School, each step has provided a new and valuable experience. Its fascinating for me to go back to the school environment and work with the young people and my day at Beckfoot didn’t disappoint. Each student brought something individual to the day and it’s great to see how different personalities can work to encourage and motivate each other.
The content of the Young Enterprise Personal Economics programme definitely encouraged positive, credible and worthwhile discussions within the group at Beckfoot and every student left the room with a smile on their face.”
UKAR was established on 1 October 2010 to facilitate the orderly management of the closed mortgage books of both Bradford & Bingley (B&B) and NRAM to maximise value for taxpayers, while ensuring that both companies continue to treat customers fairly, deliver consistently high levels of service and support those customers facing financial difficulty. Further information about UKAR is available at www.ukar.co.uk