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NCS – bigger and better than ever!

NCS Summer 2017 kayaking

NCS Notts County have enjoyed record numbers of participants aged between 16 and 17, with over 500 young people proudly saying ‘Yes to NCS’. A four-week programme, created by former Prime Minster and NCS patron David Cameron, was first delivered by FITC in 2016. NCS helps young adults learn vital skills including team work, networking, fundraising and even kayaking! The skills acquired by participants have proven to be admirable characteristics for recruiters and universities, helping young people from all cultural identities learn to explore their surroundings. With activities ranging from a week long stay at Tawd Vale camp in rural Lancashire to pitching a social action plan in front of business leaders and NCS Directors, this four-week plan has something for everyone.

NCSSuch is the demand for this unique programme, NCS Notts County have seen the welcome addition of two staff members, Project Officer Ryan Swift and Programme Manager Katie Booth. Katie added “joining the NCS family has been really exciting. Working in a team that is motivated in making an impact is heart-warming. I feel that NCS provides the young people with a great opportunity to gain skills they will need when applying for jobs or university courses.”

With over £10,000-and-counting raised for Nottinghamshire charities, NCS Notts County has seen some of the most adventurous fundraising efforts since the project’s creation including a 140-mile bike ride from Nottingham to London, a box-athon and vital renovation work to dementia homes across the county. Lance Williamson, NCS Summer team leader reflected “I think the NCS programme is the best-kept secret and should be publicised more amongst adults. It’s changed my perception of young people.”

So why not find out the best-kept secret FITC has to offer? NCS are recruiting 9 team leaders and 9 team mentors, with the first intake of participants needing to be available from 6th October to 20th October. No previous experience needed and training will be given once their applications have been approved. Please email Katie Booth ( or CLICK HERE for more information.