next generation of diverse board talent
The programme for apprentices
What is involved for apprentices?
You are invited to join a network of highly talented individuals who have little to no board experience but who demonstrate the potential to be innovative, thoughtful and influential board members in mission-driven sectors. If invited to join a board via GAP, you will have the opportunity to shadow that board for one year as a non-voting observer. You will also have a dedicated mentor on the board who will oversee your time there. Through this experience, you will gain valuable insights into governance, and contextual knowledge that will form a good foundation for future non-executive appointments.
Timeline for apprentices
Launch: Perrett Laver engagement with Host Boards, preparing them for the programme.
Building the network: Perrett Laver builds a network of potential apprentices. Potential apprentices will fill in a standardised application form for upcoming vacanices.
Shortlisting and interviews: Host Boards will invite applications from our network. Apprentices will apply for roles. The Host Board will invite 2 to 3 Apprentices to interview.
Apprentices join boards: you will be assigned a mentor on the Board and provided with a sector guide. Your Host Board will conduct relevant inductions.
Month 9 onwards
Perrett Laver supports ongoing development for apprentices
After one year on the Board
Apprenticeships conclude: apprentices recieve a reference from their Host Board to include in their CV and future board applications. Apprentices remain part of the GAP network and alumni.
How to become an apprentice
We welcome applications from people of all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds; from all faiths and beliefs; from every part of the country; who identify as any sexuality and/or gender; with any impairment; and regardless of age or marital status. We seek people with a range of experiences and skills. To register as a potential apprentice please fill in the registration form. Or for more information please get in touch with the Perrett Laver team.sign up as a potential apprentice
View current apprentice opportunities
If you have registered as a potential apprentice via Perrett Laver then please check our listings and decide which board apprenticeships to apply for. For a list of all current vacancies, please click on the link below.view opportunities