Future Boards Scheme

The 30% Club, the Government and Board Apprentice announced today the launch of a new “Future Boards Scheme”, giving senior women a unique opportunity to get board experience to progress their careers to the next level.

The scheme is aimed at FTSE 350 companies, SMEs and other major organisations. Several major companies and well-known public sector bodies have already signed up to take part in the scheme, including 30% Club members, Aviva and Hammerson, as well as the Student Loans Company.

The 30% Club believes the scheme has the potential to significantly grow the talent pipeline of women executives by giving women 12 months’ experience on a major board.

For further information please contact Francoise Higson.

Since 2014, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has been piloting a series of positions on the boards of its partner organisations to give talented, board-ready women the development and experience they need to break the cycle of being unable to get a board appointment until board experience has been gained. A similar private-sector scheme – “Board Apprentice” - has been running in parallel for all under-represented groups. The experience from these two schemes is now being brought together under the Future Boards Scheme, and launched nationally in partnership with the 30% Club. 

Case studies are available  here and here.