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David Cameron has revealed his first job since resigning as prime minister and an MP

Francesca Washtell
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Cameron will become chairman of the National Citizen Service Patrons (Source: Getty)

It's now been three and a half months since David Cameron resigned from his role as prime minister on the steps of Downing Street, hours after the pro-Brexit vote was announced.

And after additionally resigning as an MP last month, the former PM has finally announced his first new role outside of parliament.

Cameron will become chairman of the National Citizen Service (NCS) Patrons, he revealed in the Telegraph today, bringing together a "senior cross-party and cross-sector group of patrons and ambassadors who can help NCS to reach more youngsters".

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"By bringing together expertise from every part of society we can embed NCS in our national fabric," Cameron said today, after calling creating the NCS one of his "proudest achievements" in his six years as prime minister.

I often get stopped in the street by parents who tell me what a difference NCS has made in the lives of their children; and I regularly receive letters from young people who have so enjoyed taking part.

From the pilot projects that I began as leader of the opposition to the full-scale programme that we have today, more than 275,000 people have taken part in what has become the fastest-growing youth movement of its kind in the world.

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The NCS is available to 16 and 17-year-olds, who first come together for around four weeks, usually in the summer.

First, they complete an outdoor challenge, which usually involves staying away from home, before heading back to their local area to develop working life skills, from preparing a budget to delivering a presentation.

Finally, they "make their own mark" by planning and delivering a voluntary social action project that gives something back to their community.

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