Services for Young People Hertfordshire Services for Young People

NHS Cadets

An exciting volunteering programme for young people run by Services for Young People in partnership with NHS England, NHS Improvement and St John Ambulance

NHS Cadets

The NHS Cadets programme was designed in partnership with the NHS and provides young people aged 14-16 with opportunities to explore a career with the NHS.

The NHS is one of the biggest employers in the world. In addition to doctors and nurses, it employs accountants, cleaners, cooks, administrative staff, gardeners, electricians, builders, researchers, business managers etc. So whatever a young person's career interests, there is a wide range of opportunities to explore.

The programme covers topics such as health awareness, volunteering, mental health awareness, communication skills, leadership, teamwork and careers education.

Sessions involve a mix of activities and training and take place once a week in the evening during school term time. Cadets will complete a portfolio across the year to evidence their training.

To find out more please email

NHS Cadets is being delivered by Services for Young People in schools across Hertfordshire.

Young people can also attend our countywide NHS Cadets Project at County Hall in Hertford. Starting on 21 February 2023.

Please click on the link below for full details.

Too old for NHS Cadets? You may be interested in our Empathy Project.