FURD to deliver National Citizen Service pilot programme

05 Oct 2016 / News

FURD is excited to announce that we will be partnering with UK Youth to deliver the pilot NCS (National Citizen Service) pathfinder programme in October and November.

This will allow youth organisations that are not currently involved in delivering NCS, to deliver a pilot for the 2016 Autumn programme to 16/17 year olds.

We are currently recruiting for the autumn, so if you are aged 16/17 and want to be part of this exciting programme, please get in touch.

About NCS

National Citizen Service (NCS) is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity open to 16-17 year olds across England and Northern Ireland taking place during spring, summer and autumn holidays. The programme was established in 2011 to tackle three key social issues: social cohesion, social engagement and social mobility; and so far 200,000 young people have benefited from taking part.

It is a unique programme focused around fun and discovery, plus 30 hours committed to a community project that benefits both young people and society.

On this government backed programme, participants build skills for work and life, while taking on new challenges and adventures, making new friends, and contributing to their community.

Not only do 16 and 17 year olds have the chance to give something back, but it looks great on CVs and UCAS recommends referencing NCS on personal statements.