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Preparation programme, but not primarily finances?  


Does anyone know of a pre-retirement preparation course or programme preferably in or around Greater London which is strong on issues such as creating a bit of structure post-retirement. I've got the finances pretty well organised so that isn't the prime area of interest. Any thoughts, experiences or suggestions very welcome.

Posted : 15th November 2018 11:56 AM unretired liked
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Don't know if this will be any use to you but The Civil Service College run retirement preparation courses in London at St James' Park. Some details here:

And as far as I know you don't need to be a civil servant to attend.

Hope that helps.

Posted : 22nd November 2018 1:38 PM

And here is a further option to throw into the pot, although not in or near London as far as I know.

The EEF do courses on retirement preparation:

I did it fairly recently and it was really good. I'll be retiring next year.


Posted : 22nd November 2018 2:47 PM

I'm going to try and find out some more details. A while back one of my ex colleagues (I worked in a large consulting firm before my retirement a couple of years ago) mentioned that he'd been talking to his firm about a residential pre-retirement course in one of the Cambridge colleges.

So far my Googling hasn't turned anything up but if I get more info I'll come back here and post it.


Posted : 23rd November 2018 2:25 PM
 Ray F

Can I add my voice to this one.

For the last 10 years I've been an independent consultant, I'm approaching retirement. I was in one of the "Big 4" consulting firms previously and I know they have quite well developed programmes for staff approaching retirement. But not being on their roll any more I can't access those programmes.

So I'm also interested in really high quality pre-retirement programme. The sort of thing that a large firm might make available to its senior staff, but available to people who are independent.

I'll subscribe to this topic to keep tabs on others suggestions.



Posted : 27th November 2018 9:09 AM

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