Deadline Is Approaching To Apply For This Year’s Boardroom Apprentice

There are only a few days left to apply for this year’s Boardroom Apprentice programme online via the official Boardroom Apprentice website.

All applications are to be submitted by 3pm on Monday June 19.

Now in its seventh year, the Boardroom Apprentice is a UK first 12-month unique board learning, development and placement programme which enables those who would like to serve on a public or third sector board to learn and gain experience through in-depth training and support.

Founded in 2017, the programme has helped 277 candidates from across Northern Ireland to begin their Boardroom journey.

Applications are open to those aged 16 or over from all backgrounds and abilities as the programme aims to enable a wider diversity of individuals to sit on boards and help move their board member role from aspiration to reality.

The programme brings together the three key elements of knowledge and understanding, experience and support. Over a twelve-month window Boardroom Apprentices will get practical board experience, a suite of learning days and support to fully equip them to serve on a board in the public or third sector.

Throughout the 12 months, candidates are required to take part in regular learning days on topics such as finance, governance and complete a board placement on a board one of this year’s Host Boards, matched by both Eileen and a selection of former apprentices.

Boardroom Apprentice Jules Black, who was placed on a board with Young Enterprise NI in 2022, believes the experience was incredibly informative and beneficial.

She said: “The programme was brilliant. It allowed me the opportunity to have a ‘lived experience‘ of a board whilst incorporating the theory from the learning days, closing the theory-practice gap which brought a richness to the learning experience.”

Similarly, Craig Service identified Boardroom Apprentice as an invaluable opportunity, saying: “It was one of the most humbling and authentic experiences I have ever had. 

“I would highly recommend the programme to anyone. If you are thinking of applying please apply, you will not regret it.”

This year’s programme will run from 01st September 2023 – until 31st August 2024.

Applications are now open, to apply go to

For more information on Boardroom Apprentice go to 

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