Employers invited to give the gift of pensions education this Christmas

22 December 2016

This Christmas, leading financial education charity the National Skills Academy for Financial Services, in partnership with AXA Investment Managers, is encouraging UK employers to give their employees the gift of Get Ready, a free online pensions education tool.

A recent Skills Academy poll found that 3 in 4 UK adults agreed that they found the current pensions system "complicated and confusing".  Get Ready seeks to address this through a series of interactive learning modules that use an array of engaging animations, audio clips and quizzes.

By giving their employees access to this tool, organisations have a chance to help their employees plan for their retirement, giving them the knowledge and confidence to take practical steps towards their long-term financial security.

Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems in Broadstairs is one of many organisations across England who have already benefited from using Get Ready, helping their employees improve their understanding of the pensions process.

Malcolm Frier, HR Director at Fujifilm commented: 

"We adopted the Get Ready tool to inform our employees as widely as possible about pension saving and latest reforms.  The format is intuitive to use and is well-presented in concept and format, which helps to easily understand a complex subject. This is a tool that is really very good, it breaks down quite complex information into accessible language for all employees and really makes clear what options they have. We've made it available to all staff on Defined Benefit pension schemes transferring to a Defined Contribution pension and any existing Defined Contribution members.  So far, those who have used it have found it very informative."