When James joined Banner on an apprenticeship as a 17-year-old school leaver, he had minimal workplace experience. Three years on, James has developed a wide range of skills, gained qualifications and is now one of our full time sales support administrators.

James has learned from supportive colleagues who has helped him to develop in his role, learn all about our business and grow in confidence.

With Banner you're supported and empowered to take on new opportunities and work towards valuable qualifications. This means James is being fully supported as he studies towards levels one, two and three of an NVQ in Administration.


Banner works with local colleges to give both short and longer term placements to students.

PRO-4813 Apprenticeship ASPIRE FACEBOOKWork experience at Banner helps people discover their strengths through working in a range of admin roles and deciding where their futures may lie. We let people have week and month long 'taster' experiences of the different areas of business admin so they're able to decide where they want to take their careers.

Wherever our people are at in their careers, there's always the opportunity to learn something new. With Banner you can build new skills and pursue new qualifications.

We have colleagues taking NVQs in Management and in Business Administration, and when our people switch between departments, they're able to study whatever they need to, to help them in their new role. So if you move from sales to admin, it's likely you'll take an NVQ or similar qualification to give you the head start you need.


  • James got a chance to gain work experience
  • He has developed a wide range of skills
  • There are 33 members of the Banner team who have either completed or are currently completing apprenticeships.
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We’re a business supplies company servicing both the private and public sector, large and small. Our story starts from over 200 years ago when we were part of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office and servicing the government bodies for all their stationery and print-related needs. However, we go far beyond “traditional”, providing solutions and services for the wider workplace, covering cleaning and janitorial supplies through to furniture, printed goods and technology.


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Our buying team continuously works hard, working directly with the top manufacturers, to source in the most ethical and cost-effective way so you can be sure you’re always getting the very best at the best price. To ensure Banner offers all our customers the best experience we have invested in some of the industry’s best category experts. Now you can talk to an expert no matter your enquiry from Facilities Supplies to Technology to Furniture to Print and Promotional and of course Office Supplies.