Latest News - 2020

24 September 2020
Use the Apprenticeship Levy for Existing Staff

The Apprenticeship Levy can be used to train existing employees. So what are the benefits, eligibility criteria and logistics?

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21 September 2020
Training for Small Businesses

Small businesses can benefit from training which is completely or 95% funded by the government, as well as additional grants and incentives.

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14 September 2020
The Apprenticeship Service for SMEs

Small businesses can use the Apprenticeship Service (previously known as the Digital Apprenticeship Service) to reserve funding and apply for the employer incentives of up to £3,000 per apprentice. 

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08 September 2020
SME Apprenticeship Recruitment

How to find a training provider, choose an apprenticeship and recruit a new apprentice, including some best practice tips and advice for small businesses.

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01 September 2020
Apprenticeship Incentives

Some of our employers are already starting to take advantage of the government’s latest incentives to recruit apprentices, but what are they and how can they be used?

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20 August 2020
Employer Incentives and Other News
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17 August 2020
Developments to Damar Apprenticeships

Over the last few months, the team at Damar have been working hard to improve our apprenticeship delivery. These developments are based on feedback from our apprentices and employers, we all as learning and delivery data, and are designed to improve the quality and impact of what we do for our apprentices and partner-employers.

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06 August 2020
Apprenticeship Peer to Peer Learning

Peer to peer learning has long been used as an effective method for school, college and university students, but remains somewhat neglected in the world of apprenticeships. In a time when apprentices are even less likely to engage with each other on day-release programmes, it is useful to consider what the benefits are of peer to peer learning for apprentices and how this type of active learning can be practically utilised within such settings.

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23 July 2020
Apprenticeship Recruitment and Social Distancing

In this article, we are sharing some tips and advice on how to ensure that your apprenticeship recruitment complies with social distancing requirements. We are also sharing two case studies of how this has worked in practice: a law firm aiming to recruit six apprentices and a public sector levy payer recruiting 100 apprentices.

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10 July 2020
Government Grants for Apprentices

What should we make of the Chancellor’s support for apprentices and young workers?

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