Training and development

GroupM Asia Pacific – Aspire

Aspire is GroupM Asia Pacific’s award-winning learning and development division, helping the group develop the talents of its people and attract the best employees.

Four full-time regional trainers work across APAC to create and deliver training to address business needs. The regional team comprises senior industry leaders and have additional qualifications in areas such as facilitation, neuro-linguistic programming and coaching. Training takes place across all levels with an emphasis on developing role model leaders. In 2012, there were 19 new training modules launched and the team conducted over 200 days of training which resulted in delivering the business over $1.5 million in value for the year.

The regional team works with a network of over 120 dedicated and part-time trainers (those who have taken the responsibility for training their office on top of their day job). This enables 95% of all training to be conducted internally, reducing the need for external providers.

In 2012, Aspire won the Employer Branding Awards – Award for Excellence in Training, Asian L&D Leadership Award – Best Leadership Training Programme, Asian L&D Leadership Award – Best Workplace Trainer Training Programme and Asian HR Leadership Award – Best in Training and Organisational Development.


The training programs I have experienced have been great... we can never have enough so please keep the options coming through... they are massively appreciated by the local teams and extremely beneficial in keeping morale up and reducing attrition... as well as clearly bringing the skill levels up.”

Ed Thesiger
GroupM Indonesia