BANBURY-BASED Building Supplies Online has announced that Jack Harper has joined the company as its first digital marketing apprentice.

The apprenticeship initiative enables the company to develop its own talent for the future and support young local jobseekers.

Since its inception in 2010, Building Supplies Online has grown and its recent strategic partnership with Cairngorm Capital will see the company expand significantly.

Mr Harper, 20, will spend two years on the scheme learning all aspects of digital marketing. He said: “As an older applicant, my challenge was to find the right employer to train with.”