Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, met with young people from the Staffordshire National Citizen Service (NCS) during their summer break.

Young people took the opportunity to question Gavin about politics, careers advice and how Gavin had got to where he is now.

They told Gavin about all the things they have been up to with NCS this summer, from team building exercises, to meeting lots of new people from all over Staffordshire, to providing a much-needed break after all their hard work during their GCSEs earlier this year.

The NCS is an organisation dedicated to improving the skills and confidence of young people across the country, as well as encouraging them to volunteer and make an impact within their local community. With over 200,000 members nationally, the organisation has seen thousands of young people learn new skills which has helped further their education, in addition to their career prospects.

Commenting on his visit, Gavin said that “it was an absolute pleasure meeting with local participants of the NCS program and hearing all about the exciting activities they get up to. I think it is a great scheme for young people to get involved with. It really helps build their confidence and adds to their CV, ready for personal statements and work. I would encourage any young person to get stuck in and give it a go. I very much look forward to my next visit”.