The NHS Cadets programme, now in its second year, 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 career skills.
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 NHSCadets@hertfordshire.gov.uk.
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