Our Graduates speak! Why NCS with JLGB is unique
National Citizen Service (NCS) is a Government-backed programme that helps young people build skills for work, life and the transition into adulthood. It invites young people to be the best they can, whatever their background and ambition. NCS aims to promote a more cohesive, responsible and engaged society by bringing young people from different backgrounds together to make a positive impact on their communities. In just three weeks you will sharpen your entrepreneurial skills by visiting expert companies and charities, refine your chosen skill, make lifelong friends and launch your very own social action project. That’s why NCS is highly valued by employers, UCAS and the participants themselves. With JLGB, this is all available in a uniquely faith sensitive environment.
Here is what our JLGB NCS graduates said they LOVED about NCS and how it helped them achieve new heights:
Meet incredible people from different backgrounds
NCS has been a life- changing experience for me, I have created friendships that I hope will last a lifetime – Talia F 2016 Graduate
Do exciting activitiesAlthough I am scared of heights I thought that would be a good chance to challenge myself. By doing loads of adventure activities I pushed myself to take part and found out I quite enjoyed myself – Liora L 2016 Graduate
Develop leadership skillsDuring the programme we have been trained how to coach sports, done lots of team bonding and learnt about social action. We are doing a 70km run to raise money for Sports4Life which helps young disadvantaged kids, it helps them to get jobs and teaches them social skills – Alis A 2016 Graduate
NCS has been an experience I can look back on for years to come. it has helped me learn skills I didn’t know I could do – Jade A 2016 Graduate
Boost your CV and UCAS applicationYou will make new friends, it will boost your confidence and your CV. You’ll have an amazing summer. Definitely worth it – Liora L 2016 Graduate
Gain the tools to pursue your passionAs young people we feel very passionate about the way people are treated and that everyone should be treated equally. Due to our strong beliefs we decided as a team to create a short film to change people’s views on different stereotypes – Directors Crew Group 2016
Practical workshops given by leading industry experts and charitiesFilm editing was taught to us by our instructor during our second week. He had experience in shooting music videos with wide angles and lots going on, as well as ‘floating head’ documentaries, the latter of which we used to develop our film – Adam L 2015 Graduate
Give back to your communityWe went to a home and spent time with old people – [some] didn’t have visitors for a while and putting on smile on their faces. One old lady was from India her family hadn’t been to visit her but I spoke Urdu and we spoke together. That was really lovely – it made me cry – Tejiri A 2012 GraduateWhen asked what you would say to someone considering the programme, Tejiri said:
I would say definitely do it. Don’t hold back. Throw yourself in. The skills you learn, the people you meet those are friends for life. I’m, still in touch with mine. That is the beginning of networking.