Actively advocating equality and diversity is what we do. Opportunities, also at the top, should be available to all and not be influenced by a persons age, disability, race, religion, sexual preferences etc
Demonstrating sound moral and ethical principles in everything we do is the hallmark of our work. At Board Apprentice we live our values and our work is carried out with integrity and truthfulness.
Board Apprentice aims to achieve altruistic goals with no economic gain. Our work and the concept is based on a multi stakeholder partnership. We are 90% volunteers who offer up invaluable time, resources and personal networks to make it happen.
Board Apprentice looks for partners aligned with our values, who have shown a commitment to understanding our concept and who have identified demand for the concept.
The Board Apprentice concept only works because a number of progressive boards are willing to reserve a seat at the table for education of tomorrows board members.
We look for people who are in all ways board-ready, practically and in spirit. We are all about practical implementation of the theory that we expect the candidates to have already.
Board Apprentice is the leading organization for practical development of tomorrow’s board members. We are a not for profit organization that mainly operates on the basis of volunteers and exchange of services.
Appropriate candidates for Board Apprentice are being identified with input from a range of people such as our Industry Champions, boards, HR departments and CEOs of companies.
We have developed a selection procedure that aims to ensure that individuals put forward as potential Board Apprentices have the necessary insight into corporate governance, finance and strategy to be able to become a board member after finalizing the apprentice education.
The Board Apprentice candidate will commit to the time that would be necessary if they were actually required to fulfill the duties of an appointed board member effectively. They will receive and read board packs, attend board and committee meetings and share their views with the board when invited to do so. They would attend General Meetings and also participate in board activities that take place outside of meetings.
Board Apprentices will sign a letter of appointment (which will include confidentiality and competition clauses) with the Board for a term of one year. The position will be unpaid and the Apprentice will fund his/her own expenses in connection with the education in addition to paying an administration fee on placement. They will not be appointed as a Director of the Company.
The Board Apprentices will be offered access to recognised online Governance training during their apprenticeship.
The Board Apprentice concept is one that can help the right people move forwards by obtaining board level experience.