UKSA has won the tender to deliver the National Citizen Service (NCS) on the Isle of Wight, in partnership with The Football League Trust.

The search is now on for 90 young Island residents aged 16 and 17 to take part in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

The four week programme kicks off with an away residential where young people take part in adrenaline fuelled activities whilst developing the leadership and team working skills that employers say are so important.

Next, closer to home, participants will learn important life skills such as budgeting and first aid whilst experiencing a taste of independent living.

The teenagers are then tasked with planning and delivering a community project that has a lasting impact on their local area.

Lionel Bridgman, UKSA’s NCS Co-Ordinator, said: “This programme fits perfectly with UKSA as it’s an extension of the type of work we already do with young people, easing that all-important transition from their school days to working life.

“We are hugely excited to be offering this opportunity and we welcome enquires from young people interested in spreading their wings and doing something different and memorable with their summer holidays.”

NCS has been running since 2011, with over 130,000 young people taking the opportunity to fast track their future with the programme.

Thanks to government funding, the most NCS will ever cost a participant is £50. The actual cost is over £1,300. With three waves during the summer holidays, make sure your teen signs up early to avoid disappointment.

To sign up, or to find out more visit NCSFLT.CO.UK or contact Lionel on [email protected] or phone him on 01983 203005.​