Services for Young People Services for Young People Hertfordshire

NHS Cadets - recruiting now!

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, 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.


Who is it for?

The programme is for young people aged 14-16 in Hertfordshire. We are particularly looking to recruit young people from ethnic minority backgrounds as well as those who are who are not in employment, education or training, or at risk of becoming so, and others who might not have previously considered a career in the NHS.


When is it happening?

The Services for Young People NHS Cadets programme launches again in September 2021 and sessions involving a mix of activities and training take place once a week in the evening during school term time through to July 2022. Cadets will complete a portfolio across the year to evidence their training.


Want to get involved?

To sign up or if you'd like to find out more please email NHSCadets@hertfordshire.gov.uk or complete this form:

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If you are a parent/carer or a professional who works with young people and would like to refer a young person to this programme, please email NHSCadets@hertfordshire.gov.uk or use our referral form.

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