National Citizen Service (NCS)

NCS is here to help you on your journey. All you need to join the country's fastest-growing youth movement is to be aged 15-17. So, come and prove what you're capable of achieving. NCS is an experience designed to make you feel challenged and changed, engaged and empowered. The four-phase programme is just the beginning of an exciting journey that will give you all the confidence and skills you need to seize the future you want.

NCS History

So far, nearly half a million young people have taken part in NCS. For almost a decade, we’ve been working with local businesses, youth centres, football clubs and grassroots initiatives. Together, we’re aiming to make the world a fairer, kinder, more compassionate place.

About NCS


NCS is the country's fastest-growing youth movement, a rite of passage for all teenagers aged 15-17 to discover who they are and what they can do. It's your chance to explore, be inspired and find your passion. Nearly 500,000 young people have already taken part – will you be next?


NCS is a four-phase programme specifically designed to provide you with all sorts of new experiences. Whether you're a daredevil or creative genius, talkative or more reserved, you'll be surprised by how much you're actually capable of, coming away with a host of new skills and bags of confidence. If you want to boost your UCAS statement or CV, meet incredible people, get your voice heard and have a lot of fun while you're at it, then NCS is for you.


Your NCS experience will be run by one of our incredible, dedicated partner organisations in your area. They'll know your region and use their local knowledge and unique expertise to support and inspire you on your journey. We also work collaboratively with charities, not-for-profits and private sector organisations to enrich the experience for everyone who takes part, as well as your wider community. Together, we really can create long-lasting change – starting with you.


You're young and you have huge potential. You have what it takes to succeed in new challenges, embrace new experiences and make your mark on the world.


NCS and GetMyFirstJob are now working in partnership to help young people like you, gain the right social and professional skills and find that crucial first step into a great job and career. From degree apprenticeships, technical skills, creative and marketing, science and business, apprenticeships offer more than ever before.

This partnership will provide NCS graduates access to apprenticeship opportunities through GetMyFirstJob, as well as our resources and information for young people, parents, carers and careers advisors. We helped over 25,000 young people into great work roles last year – will you be next?

This partnership is going to bring massive benefits for both NCS and GetMyFirstJob. Employers will be able to see the direct benefits that NCS is having on the young people who graduate from their courses, and GetMyFirstJob will be known by more young people therefore help more people take the first steps in their dream career.

NCS is here to help you on your journey. All you need to join the country's fastest-growing youth movement is to be aged 15-17

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