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Mrs Helen Ure

Job: Associate Professor Apprenticeships

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 207 4687



Personal profile

For most of my career I have been involved in leadership and management development; working with managers and leaders to develop their knowledge and understanding and enable them to deliver high performance in their organisation. I have been an internal and external consultant for public, private and third sector organisations helping them to develop their people strategies to improve organisational performance. I have undertaken all elements of the development process from training needs analysis to programme design to assessment and impact evaluation.

In 2009 I came into Higher Education and specialised in work-based learning and working with employed adults who were part-time students.I was involved in a range of accredited and bespoke courses. I also supported both undergraduate and post-graduate students from the Business School to develop their employability skills and prepare for the world of work. I supported academic colleagues to integrate work-related and work-focused activities within their programmes to provide students with opportunities for skills development. Through a Business Mentor scheme and Mock Interviews I supported strong relationships between the business community and students delivering benefits to both.

When degree apprenticeships were introduced it was a natural transition for me to move into the leadership, delivery and support of the Chartered Manager and Senior Leaders apprenticeships. I am delighted to be leading the apprenticeship provision in the Faculty of Business and Law as I am passionate about the positive impact these work based programmes can have on individuals, their organisations and communities.

Publications and outputs

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Research interests/expertise

Developments in pedagogy within work-based leadership apprenticeships

Areas of teaching

Leadership development
Work-based learning
Coaching and mentoring
Action Learning


MSc People and Organisational development (Salford)
PG Certificate in Work-based learning facilitation (Chester)
Diploma in Management

Courses taught

SLMDA: Change Management SLMDA: Research and work-based project

Membership of external committees

Higher Apprenticeship Pedagogy Network
Midlands University Apprenticeship Network
Association for Lifelong Learning

Membership of professional associations and societies

Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy
Chartered Manager, Chartered Management Institute
Fellow, Institute of Leadership and Management
Member Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Professional licences and certificates

MBTI LIcensed Practitioner Steps I and II