New government scheme launched to help women into senior leadership

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A new scheme launched by the government offers to help talented women into senior leadership roles.

The Future Board Scheme was initially launched in November 2016, in partnership with 30% Club and Board Apprentice. After a number of successful trial runs by UK Government Investments, Board Apprentice and the Institute of Directors in New Zealand, the scheme will now become more widely available across public and private sectors.

The scheme gives talented women from a wide range of backgrounds, the opportunity to spend 12 months with boards in a developmental capacity. It is a unique opportunity for senior women to get board experience to progress their careers to the next level.

The Future Board Scheme is aimed at FTSE 350 companies, SMEs and other major organisations. Each organisation involved hosts a participant on their own Board and in return puts forward an employee of their own to be placed on another participating Board.

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 and UK Government Investments.

To find out more about the Future Board Scheme, click here.

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