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Making an impact

Athena Aspire is a new company set up to help people of all ages get ahead in life. We work with a lot of partners some very big and some very small. Our aim is to work with you whether you are an employer or someone looking to make a change in your life.

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Mentoring individuals

We are committed to helping our community to be a better place to live. We specialise in mentoring and tailoring learning needs to the individual. It’s not all about English and Maths (although we do those) it’s also about life skills and those little opportunities that turn out to be big ones.

Passionately about being good
Passionate about being good

We are a social enterprise based in the Humber region and we care passionately about being good at what we do. We have an independent Board of Directors who keep us on our toes to make sure we work for you.

Into Training – Traineeships

Traineeships are a stepping stone for future success. If you work less than 16 hours a week and want to build your CV in preparation for an Apprenticeship or other worthwhile employment, then a Traineeship may be right for you. You will not receive a wage but expenses, were appropriate, are provided. Athena Aspire will help you through.

Traineeships - Designed to help
  Good Opportunities

At Athena Aspire we are focused to make sure there are good opportunities for all of our Trainees. We currently work with Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals along with a range of other employers to provide varied and high quality working experiences for young people between the ages of 18 -24.

 Build your CV

You will not receive a wage but expenses are provided. Athena Aspire will help you through the process of securing a Traineeship. We will help you build your CV and get the qualifications you need.

Elliot Hakner – Director of Operations

To start your Traineeship or simply get further information contact
Mobile: 07860 954346 or email

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Book our sports workshops and courses online. All our courses are delivered locally, by accredited tutors that are trained to make it easier for you to acquire the knowledge you need.
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Into Work – Talent Match

If you are aged between 18-24 and need a boost to get you back into the jobs market, or feel frustrated because you have tried things before and got nowhere, you should talk to us about Talent Match.

Elliot Hakner – Director of Operations

To find out more information about Talent Match contact
Mobile: 07860 954346 or email

The right advice

Some of our Mentors are a little older and have worked for various employers so they know how to help and give the right advice. You will have your own Mentor to help you stay engaged and look for opportunities to make Talent Match work for you.

Closer to work

Bringing young people closer to the jobs market. We work with young people who are completely outside of the benefits, work and training system and facing severe barriers to gaining the skills they need to get into work.

Work with you

Our young people are at the heart of our programmes. You will be involved at every stage to ensure you are given the right opportunities and advice to flourish and find the support you need to get back into work.

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This programme is funded through the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund.

Back to Work – Building Better Opportunities

Athena Aspire is working in Grimsby and Bridlington to help some residents aged 25 and over to develop their confidence and work skills.  We can provide you with extra help to overcome the barriers that may have prevented you from gaining employment in the past. These may include personal and social skills to help you communicate better as well as occupational and functional skills to help you gain that all important working opportunity .

We have dedicated Mentors who work with small groups and make the programme fun as well as fulfilling. Our aim is to make all our activities engaging, informative and worthwhile whilst helping you overcome the challenges you have faced to secure a job.  Building Better Opportunities is only open to residents in Grimsby and Bridlington. If you are economically inactive or feel you need a little more help, then this programme may be for you.

Ian Blanchard – Building Better Opportunities Manager

If you’re ready to start Building Better Opportunities contact
Mobile: 07375 508266 or email

Courses & Workshops

We can arrange a bespoke course to be delivered at a venue of your choice on a date and time that suits you and your staff / students / coaches
 Sports Coaches & Clubs

Do you run a sports club, are you a Coach or are you working to be one?  If you are, you need our Courses for All programme which runs throughout the year. We work with Awarding Bodies to make sure we can deliver the minimum operating qualifications to make your skills and knowledge relevant for the needs of your club.

    National Governing Bodies

We will keep you up to date and in line with your National Governing Bodies requirements. We deliver the courses at various venues around the Humber so it is highly likely that there is a course near you soon.


Our accredited tutors are trained to make it easier for you to acquire the knowledge you need.  We specialise in First Aid and Safeguarding training but we also deliver a range of other courses in partnership with national and regional partners.

Garreth Roberts – Coaching & Workforce Manager

If you are interested in any aspect of our training courses, please get in touch.
Mobile: 078609 54345 or email

Our Partners
Contact us

Waffle 21 Ltd, Colonial House,
Swinemoor Lane, Beverley, East Yorkshire.
HU17 0LS

We’re open Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Telephone: 01482 770122

If you would like to contact us regarding training opportunities
or partnership work, send us an email or contact the office to see how we can work together.

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