Cricket and finance combine for school tour

Samantha Cooper (left) & Jos Butler

Samantha Cooper (left) & Jos Butler

To coincide with A Level and GCSE results being published, a financial services firm is going to be visiting schools across Somerset to give career advice.

Cooper Associates’ Managing Director, Samantha Cooper, will be visiting secondary schools in Somerset to give students an overview of important financial information such as interest rates, mortgages and APR.

The first of the school workshops is at Heathfield Community School’s ‘World of Work Day’ on October 30 2013.

Samantha comments: “I am delighted to be visiting schools in Somerset to share knowledge and my personal experiences of working within the finance industry.

“Often the perception of the industry is quite different to how it really is and I am excited to discuss finance as a possible career option.

“I am passionate about teaching young people basic financial skills, as many of our first time buyer clients struggle to understand the concepts behind mortgage applications.”

England and Somerset cricketing star, Jos Buttler, will also be joining Samantha on her Somerset school tour – giving students the opportunity to ask about his cricket career and how to get into professional sport.

Jos intends to move into the financial services industry once he retires as a professional cricketer.

Jos Buttler is sponsored by Cooper Associates and will be completing work experience with the firm in September.

Cooper Associates currently runs an employee training programme.