National Citizen Service

National Citizen Service

In the true spirit of G-Cloud, Memset teamed up with development company Big Blue Door to build and host the new National Citizen Service website - a flagship government policy. NCS is a pioneering scheme which, it is hoped, all 16 and 17 year olds in England will eventually undertake. The scheme is completed in three parts, including an outward bound week, a community action project and a graduation ceremony where young people receive a certificate signed by the Prime Minister.

Work began back in October 2012 when Big Blue Door was selected through a competitive process by the Cabinet Office to do the development aspect of the website. The new look and feel of the site was developed in partnership with the Cabinet Office's branding agency, and the bright, friendly and appealing site, with its comprehensive social media integration, is perfect for the young people who will use it. Both the site and MI system were built in Drupal 7 and it had to work seamlessly on tablets and smartphones alike - key technologies for this audience. Big Blue Door and the Cabinet Office chose Memset as the most suitable G-Cloud hosting company and we deployed a large cluster of virtual servers to support the requirement technically and within the confines of the budget available.

The Cabinet Office and Government Digital Service seem to be delighted with the end results and the project has been extended to include the development of an API allowing providers to upload data to the MI system on a live basis.

Nathan Johnston, Sales Manager of Memset, comments: " This is really what the G-Cloud is all about; approved suppliers collaborating to deliver solutions to government departments in a timely fashion, on budget and with minimum fuss. Success always brings more success and I am looking forward to working with Big Blue Door on other projects in the future"

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Last updated 21 April 2016, 08:10 GMT