NYS Recruitment Dates 2018 – National Youth Service Kenya Recruitment  August/ September 2018

The Director – General, National Youth Service, wishes to announce the recruitment of NYS volunteers (servicemen/women) throughout the Republic as per the requirements listed below;

The recruitment will take place beginning of Monday 28th August though to Friday 1st September, 2017 in accordance with the schedule appended below.

All prospective candidates wishing to be enlisted in the national Youth Service MUST meet the following conditions;

Requirements for NYS Kenya Recruitment

  1. Be a Kenyan citizen and residents of the respective sub-County of recruitment center.
  2. Undergo medical check-up during and after recruitment.
  3. Be prepared to undergo rigorous physical training.
  4. Be prepared to give voluntary service to the nation in any part of Kenya
  5. Be a KCSE certificate holder with a minimum mean grade of D (Plain)
  6. Produce Original Identity Card, Academic Certificates and avail one set of photocopies of the same.
  7. Have a valid certificate of good conduct
  8. Be 18-24 years old.

Successful candidates will be admitted to NYS Colleges at Gilgil and Naivasha for the NYS basic paramilitary training on dates and times specified in respective calling letters.


Orphans who meet the above qualification requirements as stated above will be given special preference subject to productions of sufficient documentary proof such as parents’ death Certificates or burial permits.

Interested Kenyan Youths from the Makonde Community who meet requirement are encouraged to report to the centre indicated in the appended schedule.

How to Apply for the Kenya National Youth Service Recruitment

Interested candidate who meet then above requirements should check August 15th 2017 Daily Nation from pages 16-19 for the appended schedule in various locations.

NYS does not condone corruption in any form.

 National Youth Service Application Form

One of the requirements for recruitment, is a medical check up by a Government Health Facility. Below, find the medical forms for both MALE and FEMALE recruits.

NYS Kenya – Kenya National Youth Service

The Kenya National Youth Service – NYS Kenya was established on September 1, 1964, as a uniformed disciplined service and its operations are regulated by the National Youth Service Act (Cap 208).

In line with the VISION 2030, the NYS Kenya offers trainees technical and vocational programmes at its training institutions.

The NYS has rehabilitated its 3,000 acre Bural Hola Irrigation Scheme’s farm for production of short food crops (maize) to alleviate hunger in line with the government policy.

In 2011, the service was involved in the rehabilitation of Mogotio rural access roads and the ongoing road construction of the Hola-Garsen Malindi road.

In continuing to give voluntary service to the nation, NYS has set up disaster management Limits in service its Mombasa, Nairobi and NYS College- Gilgil camps.

NYS has also been intensely involved in the distribution of relief food to famine-stricken areas.

NYS benefited from a Kshs4.3 billion ($50.6 million) Government supported grant, which has enabled it to address its capacity to undertake major construction projects and respond appropriately to disaster.

With the new equipment, NYS will enhance its participation in training and national development programmes, such as construction of roads, airstrips, water pans, dams and canals in different parts of the country.

NYS Kenya: Location of National Youth Service offices in Kenya

The National Youth Service has its headquarters in Gilgil town, a town in the Rift Valley of Kenya. Gilgil Town in Kenya is located approximately 140 kilometers from Nairobi city in Kenya. There is also another National Youth Service branch found along the Thika superhighway in Nairobi. The two branches of the National Youth Service in Kenya have greatly helped to give a sense of direction to the many youths not enrolled in universities in Kenya.

NYS Kenya: Kenya National Youth Service College – NYS College

To join the National Youth Service College, NYS College, applicants should be between 18 and 22 years of age, have scored at least D+ in KCSE, a D+ in English and be unmarried. The successful applicants undergo five to seven months’ basic training at the NYS College in Gilgil. The aim is to produce mature and responsible young citizens.

Parade-ground drill and physical exercises are also part of training. Emphasis is on patriotism and nationalism in outlook and approach to issues. The end of ` the recruits basic training course is marked by a pass-out parade ceremony usually officiated by the Head of State or any other person acting on his behalf. NYS contributes to national cohesion, unity and national security. lt helps the disadvantaged to access free technical training.

NYS Kenya  – National Youth Service Courses

  1. School of Agribusiness
  2. School of Engineering
  3. School of Construction
  4. School of Hospitality
  5. School of Fashion
  6. School of Enterprise and Technology
  7. School of Public Duty
  8. School of Oil and Gas (Proposed)

NYS Kenya Courses

NYS Kenya Certificate Courses

  1. Copy Typist
  2. Driving Courses
  3. Engineering and Building
  4. K.A.T.C (KASNEB)
  5. Shorthand Typist Courses
  6. Tailoring and Dressmaking
  7. Telephonist/Receptionist/Front Office Course

NYS Kenya Diploma Courses

  1.  CPA (KASNEB)
  2. Electrical Engineering
  3. Mechanical Engineering
  4. Secretarial Studies
  5. Supplies Management
  6. Trade Course Grade III – I

Contact National Youth Service Kenya College –  NYS Kenya College

The Principal
National Youth Service/Institute of Business Studies
P.O. BOX 42243, Nairobi 00100
Telephone: 020-8563521/5
Email: nysibs@wananchi.com
Website: http://nys.go.ke/

NYS Recruitment 2017 News

NYS Recruitment 2017 – Kenya National Youth Service to recruit 15,000 youth in July

Updated: 19.6.2017

NYS Recruitment 2017: The National Youth Service will kick off recruitment of 15,000 youth next month.

Making the announcement, Public Service, Youth and Gender Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki said 15,000 will also graduate from the training programme.

Speaking in Embu, where she disbursed cheques from the Women Enterprise Fund, Ms Kariuki said the Jubilee government had revamped the NYS and increased the number of recruits from 4,000.

She said the youth would participate in various government interventions aimed at alleviating poverty, and urged residents to apply when the recruitment starts.

Ms Kariuki said Embu youth had shied way from applying for money from the youth enterprise fund.

She said young people in the area were no longer applying for the money, saying it would help lure them from various vices such as alcoholism.

“I have various cheques for women groups but I have none for the youth here. The money is there but no one is applying.

“I get a lot of applicants from other areas and it is disappointing that there are none here (Embu),” she said.

Speaking at the same function, Embu Woman Representative Rose Mitaru vowed to mobilise the youth to form groups so that they can get the money.

The two leaders also called on residents to maintain peace during campaigns for the August elections.

— End of NYS Recruitment 2017 Update—

NYS Kenya – National Youth Service to be restructured

Government is restructuring the National Youth Service to effectively execute its mandate, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.

The President said NYS was critical especially at this time when the Government is keen on ensuring that youth played a key role in the country’s development agenda.

NYS Kenya Recruits
President Uhuru Kenyatta with NYS Kenya Recruits

He spoke when he witnessed the swearing-in of Dr. Nelson Githinji as the new Director General of the National Youth Service (NYS) at his Harambee House office.

President Kenyatta congratulated the Director General on his appointment and wished him well in his new assignment.

The President urged the new Director General to serve the country and youth with dedication.

“Am sure you are capable of delivering to the youth and the country. Your organization is important in helping us to mainstream youth in development,” President Kenyatta said.

Dr Githinji was until his new appointment the Tourism Secretary and replaces Mr Kiplimo Rugut who has been re-deployed.

The Swearing-in ceremony was conducted by the Principal Administrative Secretary at the Presidency Stephen Kirogo.

The swearing-in ceremony was also witnessed by Cabinet Secretaries, Felix Kosgei (Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries), Davis Chirchir (Energy and Petroleum), Joseph ole Lenku (Interior and Coordination of National Government) and Ann Waiguru (Devolution and Planning).