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Arit is the founder and Director of DiVA. She works with employers in the development of apprenticeship programmes that support workforce diversity, business growth, skills development and talent retention.
Arit founded DiVA out of a passion for providing access to excellent career opportunities for talented individuals from diverse communities.
Arit grew up in Newcastle upon Tyne and left school with a handful of GCSEs. With limited options available she studied a secretarial diploma, jumped on a coach to London and started her career as a secretary at a hotel chain.
With a love of literature and writing and the desire for more than a 9-5 job, Arit studied for a GCSE in Media at night school. Gaining her first ‘A’ grade and enough confidence she was offered a place at University where she studied a Creative Writing Degree. Her secretarial experience and degree landed her temp contracts at the BBC, Thames Television and UKTV.
Arit holds an MA in Producing from the National Film and TV school, the best-reputed film academy in Europe. She has worked with the UK Film Council (now part of the BFI) supporting new talent in the development of feature projects. As a Project Manager at Creative Skillset, she spearheaded the design and delivery of high-end internship scheme the Graduate Fellowship Programme connecting talent from the Black, Asian, Minority and Ethnic communities to paid internships in companies such as Warp Films, Vertigo Films, Film Four, Universal and Curtis Brown.
Arit has built DiVA into a leading provider of business, digital and creative apprenticeships. Her clients include BBC Worldwide, UK Music, All3 Media, Twenty TwentyTV, Universal Music, Warner Music, Wall to Wall TV, Southbank Centre, Hackney Council, as well as the CBI and Crossrail.
Arit holds a second MA in Executive Leadership Development and Mentoring and has a passion for supporting women looking to become the architects of their careers through entrepreneurship. She is often called to deliver master-classes and talks on business matters including juggling work with motherhood.
Arit is a member of KICC (Kingsway International Christian Centre) where she serves as part of the careers team. She is also the proud mum to a beautiful daughter.
DiVA Fact: Arit used to be in a (vocally challenged) girl band named ClArit (named after its members Clare and Arit). They never had a hit. They only sang ‘Wet Wet Wet’ covers.