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DiVA has got you covered with the latest news on the changes to apprenticeships and how they will impact employers and candidates.

7 tips to help you recover your apprenticeship levy

Posted 6th April 2017

Today marks the start of the government’s new Apprenticeship Levy, a 0.5% tax on wage bills of more than £3million per year. If you’re an employer in scope for the tax and still unsure how to get started, you’re not alone. Research conducted by the City and Guilds skills group revealed that almost a quarter […]

DiVA Makes the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers

Posted 14th March 2017

DiVA is pleased to that we have been accepted on to the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP). As a main provider this means DiVA will be able to: Deliver apprenticeship training to employers that will pay the Apprenticeship Levy, for any apprenticeships that start on or after 1st May 2017 Deliver apprenticeship training to […]

Too old to be an Apprentice? Here are six reasons why we feel apprenticeships are for old folk too!

Posted 8th March 2017

Here are six reasons why we feel Apprenticeships are a win-win for mature folk and their employers.

Just hired your first apprentice? Here are some helpful tips to get you off to a good start.

Posted 3rd January 2017

So, you’ve taken the plunge and hired your first apprentice! Here are some helpful tips to get you and your apprentice off to a good start. 1. Sign on the dotted line Have an Apprenticeship Agreement in place outlining the terms and conditions of the apprenticeship along with the title of the occupation they are […]

Apprenticeship funding: how will it work?

Posted 6th November 2016

There are so many updates on the apprenticeship reforms it’s hard to keep up!  Just last week the government released more documents in response to the consultation on apprenticeship funding, which started on 12th August 2016. To help employers make sense of the changes to the proposals released earlier this summer, (which are outlined in […]

Our DiVA, Arit Eminue, wins Business Person of the Year at Newham Chamber of Commerce Business Awards

Posted 15th October 2016

DiVA is pleased to announce that its Founder and Director Arit Eminue has won Business Person of the Year 2016 at the Newham Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. Sponsored by London City Airport, The Business Person of the Year category honours business leaders who have demonstrated leadership and motivational ability along with innovation and creativity […]

Apprenticeship Levy update – apprenticeship costs and incentives unveiled

Posted 12th September 2016

The Government has now published the highly anticipated proposals underpinning the new apprenticeship reforms, including the cost of apprenticeship training, along with the additional support for businesses that are not in scope to pay for the Apprenticeship Levy. The new apprenticeship funding system will be made up of 15 funding bands ranging from £1500 to […]

Government Announces New Apprenticeship Levy

Posted 10th December 2015

“By 2020, we want to see 3 million apprentices. To ensure large businesses share the cost of training the workforce, I announced at the Budget that we will introduce a new apprenticeship levy. Today I am setting the rate at 0.5% of an employer’s pay bill. Every employer will receive a £15,000 allowance to offset […]