National Apprenticeship Week (#NAW2019) is here and, at Banner, we’re showing our support by celebrating how our apprentices have #BlazedATrail.
Dayna Rice has been working as a customer service advisor for 3 years and has #BlazedATrail ever since. Dayna Says: “The apprenticeship scheme is brilliant. My advice for anyone starting an apprenticeship or thinking about apprenticeships is to try and learn as much as possible. I’ve learnt so much about myself and the job and I’ve met friends for life.”
Victoria Whiteley is a Digital Marketing Apprentice, who started this year. Victoria says: “Being an apprentice is more than just working and studying, it’s an experience and an opportunity you can’t afford to miss out on. Without my apprenticeship I wouldn’t have been given the opportunity to write this article. I may have only been at the company for a short period of time, but I feel like I have worked here a lot longer, everyone is super friendly and makes you feel like you are part of a family.”
Why employ Apprentices?
With twenty apprentices employed at Banner, we know the benefits that they provide to employers, individuals, local communities and the wider economy.
It’s the passion, inquisitiveness and eagerness to learn that makes apprentices valuable to an employer. They bring new ideas and a different perspective, which benefits the business. We encourage those considering an apprenticeship to go for it and more employers to offer them.
Banner is one of the largest business supplies providers in the UK, with offices located across 7 different locations. We work closely with local Colleges, such as Bradford College and New College Swindon, to offer apprenticeship opportunities in a wide variety of sectors such as sales, customer services and marketing.
We’ll be taking part in more celebrations during #NAW2019, including a visit from breakfast presenters Mylo & Rosie from Pulse1 radio station in West Yorkshire, who will be living a day in the life of an Apprentice at Banner on Friday 8th March 2019.
National Apprenticeship week (#NAW2019) takes place from Monday 4th to Friday 8th March. This year is the 12th annual celebration, where 780 events will be taking place across England during the weeklong event.
Skills Minister Anne Milton who chose the theme of “blazing a trail” for this year says that “what an apprenticeship is all about, it’s happening up and down the country – apprentices and employers blazing a trail”.
Find out more
To find out more about Apprenticeships visit the government website https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/