NCS is a unique opportunity for young people to build skills for work and life, while taking on new challenges and making new friends. It's a space to explore who you are and who you want to be and the experiences you get from NCS can help you say "No we can!"
As a national youth programme, over 150 partner organisations come together to form the NCS network.
Ingeus has worked with the National Citizen Service Trust (NCST) since 2011, delivering life changing experiences across England. Today, we manage and deliver NCS in the South East and East Midlands, and in the North East we are the NCST’s Recruitment Partner.
To date, we have worked with more than 78,000 teenagers, helping them to realise their potential and smash their future goals.
Designed for 16-17 year olds, NCS is a youth programme that runs every summer and autumn, during school holidays.
The experience is all about emboldening young people, by giving them the buzz of being an adult (without all the responsibilities). On NCS, participants live away from home and get a taste for independence. They mix with a new crowd of people and take on exciting challenges together. The experience helps young people to develop skills that will set them up for life after school.
NCS is dedicated to providing a platform for young people where they can speak up, get their voice heard and tackle real-world issues close to home. The experience might last just a few weeks, but the impact? That lasts a lot longer.
Since day one, in 2011, nearly 700,000 young people have taken part in NCS, completing over 14.5 million hours of community action, and gaining priceless life experiences.