Young people get chance to boost CV

Celebrating the NCS 2012 launch.
Celebrating the NCS 2012 launch.

UP TO 500 young people across our region are being offered an opportunity to enjoy a life changing experience next summer.

The Lincolnshire and Rutland Education Business Partnership recently launched its 2012 National Citizen Service pilot and is urging teenagers who will be aged 16 in September 2012 to enter.

The experience incorporates team building experiences, and other group activities including cooking, caring, safer driving and communicating.

Last year’s partakers said it helped their confidence and added real value to their CV.

Overall there are 501 places available to youngsters across Lincolnshire and Rutland which aim to offer a structured and creative way to spend part of the summer holidays.

The grand finale is a two-week social action project which benefits the local community of the young person. Past projects have included re-vamping local parks and community centres, fundraising and environmental initiatives.

EBP Chief Executive Elaine Lilley said: “NCS is great for young people because it introduces them to new friends and teaches them teambuilding and communication skills whilst also allowing them to make a real difference to their communities.

“Members of The EBP team will be visiting schools to tell young people more about NCS 2012 – and they will get the chance to speak to teenagers who have already taken part and stayed in touch with us – but we are offering teenagers who want to take part the chance to put their names down now.”

Young people wishing to reserve their place on NCS 2012 should call 01522 574100 or email ncs@lrebp.org.uk.