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.
Work 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.