All Saints Catholic High School, Kirkby believes that National Citizen Service (NCS) is a valuable addition to its students’ CVs.
NCS is a once-in-a-lifetime experience offered to 16-17 year olds that builds skills and confidence, helps them get ahead in work and life and gives them a positive role in their local community.
In an increasingly competitive job market, NCS gives teens the confidence to stand out from the crowd with their job applications thanks to the extra-curricular nature of the programme and the new skills for work and life they will develop.
Being recognised by UCAS, the programme helps teens frame their skills and experiences for interviews and university applications. Exclusive NCS research reveals that six in 10 employers state that experiences outside the classroom are as important as academic achievements on a CV.
NCS represents great value for money for parents. Over 130,000 teens have taken part in this government-backed programme that costs up to £50 per participant.
The programme involves an action-packed away residential and a skills-building home residential with time finding out about the local community and designing and delivering a local community action project.
Brendan Chorley, deputy principal, All Saints Catholic High School, said: “Our students make a positive contribution to our school and wider community in lots of different ways but NCS projects give those involved additional skills and an added focus on improving the local neighbourhood.”