Representative Profile

Helen Gascoigne

Engagement Director

Aspire to Learn

Helen Gascoigne

Events attended

  • Dare we talk menopause at work

    Friday Apr 29th 2022

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  • Urbano networking evening in Shoreditch

    Wednesday Apr 27th 2022

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  • Urbano Members Networking Round Table - March

    Friday Mar 25th 2022

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  • Urbano Networking Lunch celebrating IWD2022

    Wednesday Mar 9th 2022

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  • Urbano Networking Round Table - December

    Wednesday Dec 1st 2021

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About Helen

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Hiring young people and apprentices was something that I was hugely passionate about when running my own company amity communications, which operated from 2008 until its successful acquisition by Capita Plc in 2016.

In 2018 after the successful integration of amity, I took some time out, which coincided with my son starting to consider his career options. He managed to find an excellent apprenticeship, but I was surprised at how hard it was for many young people to find an apprenticeship and the lack of awareness about the opportunities they offer.

Apprenticeships are not just about hiring new talent; anyone can be an apprentice at any age. Funding can also be a cost-effective way for companies to upskill or retrain their key employees. In particular, in the current climate.

I joined Aspire to Learn, an Apprenticeship Training Provider, in 2019. Aspire to Learn has been established for 13 years and have placed thousands of apprentices in new roles. We provide training and apprenticeship opportunities to young and adult learners across various sectors in London and the South East.

Aspire is not a recruiter, hiring the right apprentice for you is part of the service we provide and we fees. Aspire is accredited by ten awarding bodies and offer qualifications from IT & Digital, Marketing and Property Management, Education and Health Care to Operational Management and Leadership, ranging from Entry to Degree levels.

For more information about recruiting an apprentice or upskilling your employees, please get in touch with me or view our website at

Personal Interests

Having had three boys 4 years a part, I have spent a lot of time on the Rugby sidelines. Other than this, I enjoy taking time out to enjoy myself with family and friends.

Helen is a representative of Aspire to Learn:

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Aspire to Learn

Aspire to Learn helps companies hire new talent and develop and upskill key staff through funded apprenticeship training.