Boardroom Apprentice


Welcome and thank you for checking out the Boardroom Apprentice. The Boardroom Apprentice 2017 closed for applications on the 06th June 2017. There was a tremendous level of interest with over 207 people applying to do this pilot programme. The selection panel selected 29 Boardroom Apprentices and matched them across the 24 host boards listed below.

Age NI

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service

Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

Nexus NI

South Eastern Regional College

Big Lottery Fund NI Committee

New Life Counselling

Libraries NI


Labour Relations Agency

Politics Plus

The Rainbow Project

Strategic Investment Board

Probation Board for Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Housing Executive

Young Enterprise Northern Ireland

The Education Authority

Equality Commission for Northern Ireland


Ulster Orchestra

Supporting Communities

Agri-Food and Bioscience Institute

Canoe Association of Northern Ireland

The training and 12-month placement begins 01st September 2017. The programme is being evaluated by the Health and Social Care Leadership Centre. The outworkings of the evaluation will inform the next programme.

Register with this website (signup box on the home page) and that will keep you informed of the next programme and all board vacancies that arise in the meantime. You can follow @BoardAppr @strictlyboardrm to keep up to date as well.

If you are not sure whether being a board member is for you, read about a few people who are on boards already and why it matters to them: