Groundwork is a delivery partner for NCS UK Year of Service, a programme designed to give young people across the UK opportunity to put their skills and beliefs to work all while making a difference in communities across the UK.
The initiative offers paid, meaningful employment serving the UK’s communities where the needs are greatest – connecting individuals with organisations to help tackle their toughest challenges.
Groundwork will work with young people aged 18-24 through the ‘Green Projects’ initiative – an internship providing high quality paid placements for young people in community-facing environmental roles across Groundwork. These roles will support a green and fair recovery in areas most affected by the pandemic, building competencies around environmental awareness and community development, whilst responding to local needs.
Each young person will be employed for 30 hours a week over nine months, based within an experienced Groundwork Trust delivery team embedded in the local community. A bespoke national training programme will lay the foundations for careers in community based environmental action, with modules focusing on sustainability, carbon literacy and community development. This will be supplemented by role-specific training and career progression support.
The programme started in June 2021 and will end in March 2023.