NCS CALLS ON ASPIRING BOARD MEMBERS TO #GET ON BOARD
9 November 2022
Boardroom Apprentice Invites Applicants to #GetonBoard
The Boardroom Apprentice scheme offers young people the chance to join the board for a unique 12-month mentoring programme. Learn how to get involved.
This opportunity is being offered through the UK Boardroom Apprentice scheme which is supported by 39 organisations, including NCS Trust, to enable those who would like to serve on a public or third sector board to learn and gain the experience that they need to take that step.
Being a Boardroom Apprentice requires a significant personal commitment, most of which will be during the working day, along with some evenings and weekends. If you are employed, you will need your employer’s full support to take part in the UK Boardroom Apprentice scheme.
To be eligible for the programme, applicants must not have held a board position on a public-sector body or have gained experience on private, voluntary, community or social enterprise boards.
Eileen Mullan, Boardroom Apprentice Founder, said: “Boardroom Apprentice was created to deliver diversity, create change, and realise aspirations. Our vision is simple – to bridge the gap between aspiration and reality. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to join a host board for a year to learn how they can bring fresh perspectives and diverse thinking to boardrooms across the UK.
“I would encourage anyone who is eligible and aspires to serve on a board in the public or third sector to apply.”
Sue Gray, from the Department for Levelling Up Housing and Communities, commented: “It is a pleasure to support the UK Boardroom Apprentice programme.
“This fab initiative will enable a wider diversity of individuals to play their part within boardrooms across the UK, bringing new insights and an important breadth of perspectives. It will also allow people who may not otherwise have had the opportunity to join a board, to do so and ultimately, make a difference to public life.
“We would invite anyone who may be eligible, to apply for this fantastic opportunity.”
Mark Gifford, CEO of NCS Trust, said: “NCS is very proud to be supporting the UK Boardroom Apprentice scheme as a Host Board. Applications are open until the 14th November, so we would encourage candidates to apply now for the chance to join our board as part of this unique learning and development initiative which aims to make UK boardrooms, including ours, more inclusive and diverse.”
Applications are open to all ages (16+) all abilities and all backgrounds. The deadline for applying is 3pm on November 14.
To apply for the UK Boardroom Apprentice, visit: Boardroom Apprentice
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About NCS (National Citizen Service)
NCS is an experience like no other. Designed for 16-17 year olds, and for young people (aged between 18 and 24) with special educational needs and disabilities, NCS runs year round and offers a range of experiences for young people throughout the year. Teens get the opportunity to mix with a new crowd, learn about independent living, take on new challenges and build friendships.
The programme is all about emboldening young people – by giving them a taste of independence and equipping them with essential work and life skills.
NCS participants will benefit from a new residential experience from 2023, which will consist of a five day stay away from home where they will take part in activities that centre around employability, independent living or social action. Young people will have access to digital experiences and will be able to take part in NCS closer to home with regular one-off activities where they can gain new skills, learn more about their local community, and how they can help to improve it.
Since 2009 more than 700,000 young people have taken part in NCS, completing over 15 million hours of community action, and gaining priceless life experiences.
NCS offers bursaries and support to those who need it most, including families on Universal Credit and young people with special educational needs or disabilities, in line with its commitment to make the life-changing NCS experience available to every young person.
NCS delivers value for money. £3.05 of benefits to society for every £1 spent. During lockdown NCS has had over 1.7 million unique engagements with teens through its ‘Staying Connected’ hub.
About NCS Trust
NCS Trust is an Arm's Length Body of DCMS incorporated by Royal Charter and established to shape, support, champion and lead a thriving National Citizen Service.
National Citizen Service Trust is registered in England and Wales with Royal Charter Body number RC000894.
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