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National Citizen Service

If you're aged between 15 and 17 you can take part in a range of adventures, meet new people and boost your CV with the National Citizen Service (NCS) this summer or autumn.

NCS is a 3 or 4 week programme in the summer and 1 week in the autumn with some further hours being completed part-time in the following month. NCS runs in 4 stages.


You can enjoy the challenge of living with your team at an outdoor activity centre.

You'll get to know some amazing people and enjoy some quality time away from home working in a group of people you’ve never met before.


Sticking with your group, you'll get the chance to try something new in a university style environment where you'll build your communication, confidence and life skills to boost your CV.

Social Action

This is where you get to use your NCS experience and create your own social action project. It'll involve you planning, fundraising and making a difference to your community.


It's time to celebrate in style for all your hard work. At the end of your NCS experience you'll graduate and become part of the bigger NCS family.

You'll get exclusive access to volunteer opportunities and apprenticeships as well as amazing discounts and big events.

How to apply

Click here to sign up for just £50 (bursaries are available in some cases) or call the NCS team on 0121 386 6910.


If you are unsure about signing up for NCS and would like some further information before doing so, or if you have any questions about our programme, feel free to email us at or call the Essex County Council NCS team on 0333 013 1496.