If you're 15-17, live in London, Surrey, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, West Midlands, Greater Manchester, Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, or parts of Lancashire you've come to the right place!
NCS in autumn gives you 4 days away from home, 3 days learning new skills and 30 hours of social action helping your community. It’s a week where you’ll get to meet amazing new people, experience exhilarating outdoor activities and nail down the skills you’ll need for your future. It’s a week to feel unstoppable.
To be eligible for autumn 2018 you must be under 18 and have turned 16 or 17 on or before 31 August 2018.
NCS in summer gives you 2 weeks away from home where you’ll take part in activities and learn new skills for your future. You’ll then have another week where you work with your team to help your local community. You’ll get to meet amazing new people, learn new skills and make a difference in your area.
To be eligible for summer 2019 you must turn 16 or 17 on or before 31 August 2019.
Each year, we hire over 4,000 seasonal staff to support the NCS programmes. Our paid roles are perfect for those looking to fill their summer break with something a little different. With opportunities for every level of experience, we're bound to have a paid seasonal role that's perfect for you.
If you have a question about NCS run by The Challenge or your current NCS application you can visit our frequently asked questions, where your question has most likely been answered already.