We’re back !! Boardroom Apprentice 2018

The Boardroom Apprentice 2018 is now open for applications

The Boardroom Apprentice is 12-month board training and placement programme to encourage new people to come forward to give their time and share their skills with our third and public-sector boards. It is built on three core pillars:

  1. Provision of a 12-month Board Apprentice placement to gain experience
  2. The transfer of knowledge and learning to the Boardroom Apprentice through the delivery of a suite of training
  3. Support for the Boardroom Apprentice through an assigned board buddy

The overarching vision is:

  • To move the Board Member role from aspiration to reality

Its aim is to:

  • To create a diverse pool of capable board ready Board Members
  • To provide a sustainable pool of capable board ready Board Members
  • To enable practical boardroom experience for aspiring Board Members
  • To provide the transfer of knowledge, skills and experience to aspiring Board Members
  • To increase the knowledge and awareness of the role of Board Members

Criteria to apply:

  • If you have a passion about our society and want to give something back and make a difference
  • If you have not held a board position on a public-sector body
  • If you have no/little experience on a third sector board/committee
  • If you commit to attending and participating fully in all eight training sessions
  • If you commit to giving all the time necessary to prepare for, attend and participate at board and committee meetings with your host board and with your board buddy
  • If you can confirm that your employer (if you are employed) will support you to fully complete the programme
  • If these values are a part of who you are
    • Commitment | Passion | Motivation | Integrity | Honesty | Responsibility

Questions you will need to think about before starting the application form:

  • Why do you want to become a Boardroom Apprentice (in 400 words or less)
  • Why do you want to be placed with each of your Board choices (in 100 words or less for each board)

Everything you need to know as well as the link to apply can be found at


  • Closing date is 12:00 noon Tuesday 15th May 2018. Late applications will not be considered.
  • It is your responsibility to review all the information, make an informed decision and submit both the application and monitoring forms. Your application will not be considered unless both forms are submitted.
  • Only successful and reserve applicants will be notified of the outcome. If you do not receive a response by 25th May 2018 you have not been selected. Due to the anticipated high numbers of applications, feedback on unsuccessful applications will not be provided.

Best of luck