Participate in the scheme

Become a ‘Board apprentice’

Applicants will be sourced primarily through participating organisations, however, there is the opportunity for exceptional individuals who are one step away from the board to participate in the scheme.

Benefits for participants: 

  • Accumulate credible experience for future Non- Executive and Executive roles
  • Gain access to mentoring from an established Board Director
  • Direct insight into how different businesses operate
  • The opportunity to contribute to business strategy and leadership
  • Increased connection through a network of scheme alumni


All participants will be required to commit to the following:   

  • Attend an agreed number of board meetings or leadership team meetings at the host organisation
  • Sign an NDA and keep all material and knowledge confidential
  • Agree to participate in the scheme on an unpaid basis
  • Provide feedback on your progress at the conclusion of the secondment 


Become a Host Board

Benefits for organisations:

  • A fresh perspective in the Boardroom
  • Demonstrate a commitment to developing a broader Executive talent pool
  • Equip internal talent for tomorrow’s boardrooms
  • Promote diversity at senior levels and position the organisation as one committed to achieving diversity
  • Achieve hands-on practical development of high calibre Executives in a cost-effective way

Participating organisations will be required to commit to the following: 

  • Offer to host a participant on their own board or senior leadership team
  • Propose two or more high-calibre individuals, willing to be placed into another organisation, as potential candidates to be interviewed and selected by host organisations
  • Provide constructive feedback and mentoring to the successful applicant throughout the secondment
  • Endeavour to recommend both male and female applicants
  • Pay a sum of £4,000 as a contribution towards the placement and administration of the scheme