David Cameron has revealed his first new role after quitting political life will be to lead an expansion of the National Citizen Service for teenagers. The ex-PM said the scheme, which he set up during his time in office, was “the Big Society in action”. The NCS aims to prepare teenagers for work through team-building activities and community projects.
Mr Cameron will be chairman of NCS Patrons, aiming to make the course “a normal part of growing up”. Having resigned as prime minister in the aftermath of the EU referendum, Mr Cameron also quit his Parliamentary seat last month.
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In an article he has written for the Daily Telegraph, he said setting up the NCS was one of his proudest achievements, with more than 275,000 having taken part.
He said it was “building bridges across social divides”, creating lifelong friendships between teenagers and “building the soft skills, the resilience, the self-confidence and the creativity that can help them get on in life”.