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ICS for NCS graduates

ICS is an overseas volunteering programme for 18-25 year olds, funded by the UK Government.

All you need to apply for ICS is the ambition to make a difference.

With your NCS volunteering experience we're confident that you're an ideal applicant.

If you've done NCS then you're guaranteed an invite to an assessment day, as long as we have places and you're eligible. 

ICS is a once in a lifetime opportunity to change your world.

NCS graduates. Sign up to ICS!

Continue to build on your skills

96% of volunteers thought ICS was useful in terms of their professional and personal development.
Volunteer survey 2016
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If successful, you'll have the chance to build on the skills like teamwork, leadership and communication that you gained from doing NCS. 

Lots of NCS graduates have gone on to do ICS placements and have found it be a great next step.


You need to be 18 at the time you go overseas, and a UK resident that's been here for at least the last 12 months. You can apply when you're 17, but we won't be able to take your application forward until you're 18

Find out more about our requirements.

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Funded by the UK Government.

ICS is funded by the UK's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), which projects the UK as a force for good in the world, including reducing poverty and tackling global challenges.

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