At Groundwork we’ve been supporting young people in London for over 30 years and have seen first hand the huge potential they have. We believe every young person, no matter what their background or ability can achieve, and that belief is at the heart of the National Citizen Service (NCS).

What is NCS?

NCS is open to 16 and 17 year-olds across England and Northern Ireland. The two to four week programme, which takes place in school holidays, includes outdoor team-building exercises, a residential for participants to learn ‘life skills’, a community-based social action project and an end of programme celebration event.

The programmes are designed to support young people from all backgrounds to challenge themselves, experience new activities, learn new skills, grow in confidence and ultimately feel good about their futures. It’s also a lot of fun and a great opportunity to get to know a bunch of other young people.

It costs just £50 or less to take part in NCS and bursaries are available on a case by case basis. Support is also provided for young people with additional needs. Find out more about the summer 2020 NCS programmes.

I loved all the teamwork and the opportunity to make new friends and cook for ourselves during the second week, that was a laugh.

NCS Graduate 2019


Staff Recruitment for Summer 2020

We’re looking for people with bags of energy who are passionate about guiding and supporting young people to be their best. Summer 2020 could be your time to grow your skill set, sharpen your CV and be part of an amazing team of youth workers, programme leaders and young people.
We have a range of paid seasonal roles that will allow you to be a part of the team leading a four-week NCS experience for 15-17 year old young people. Whether you’re an NCS veteran or are looking for a new super rewarding summer experience working with young people, we want to hear from you.
Register your interest today

Simply register your interest with us and our team will keep you up-to-date on the available roles and the recruitment process.  Start your NCS journey with Groundwork today.

To express your interest in summer 2020 roles with NCS please send your full name, phone number and email address to