Irrespective of which of the cadet organisations you decide to join, all are based around providing their young people with a variety of life skills to help them in the future life, including self-confidence, teamwork, reliability and a sense of community spirit. In addition, the most obvious benefit is to provide fun, safe and demanding activities including adventurous training, first aid and music, which spans all of the cadet organisations. Each of the military-sponsored cadet organisations also deliver activities related to their specific organisation; sailing with the sea Cadets, fieldcraft and shooting with the Army Cadets and gliding/flying with the Air Cadets.
You will gain a variety of transferrable abilities such as task command, decision-making under pressure, task planning and organisation, and working as an effective team player as well as individually. These abilities will prepare you for life and give you an extra string to your bow when applying for college and jobs. When you join as a cadet, you will meet new people and have the option to attend summer camp each year across the UK and occasionally abroad where you will meet cadets from different units in your region.
By joining the Cadets you will gain confidence in unfamiliar settings. Feel more in control of yourself and understand how to make a strong first impression. You’ll discover that you want to listen to those who have more life experience than you because you’ll rapidly realise how it takes you where you want to go.
The military-sponsored cadet organisations are not recruiting for the Armed forces but provide their values and standards to allow the cadets tie gain the skills needed for the future irrespective of where their career takes them.
If the military-sponsored cadets are not or you, check out YOU (London) as there are other uniformed youth groups that may suit.
Join the Sea Cadets:
Enjoy activities on the water, such as sailing, kayaking and rowing, why not join the sea Cadets, which includes Royal Marine Cadets. Supported and guided by the Royal Navy the Sea Cadets provide a wide range of water-based and other activities to build up team work and self-confidence and other life skills.
As a result, you’ll learn how to encourage those who are less experienced than you, which will help you captain a sports team and stand out in interviews. Consider how it would feel to walk into a room and feel at comfortable conversing with anyone!
Often Sea Cadets units attend events to represent both their cadet organisation and their parent service, such as at Remembrance Services or support local community initiatives to benefit others. and other parades, often representing the Royal Navy. It will definitely provide an insight into the Senior Service and its traditions, as well as the modern Royal Navy and Royal Marines.
Join the Army Cadets:
Enjoy field craft and working closely as a team then why not join the Army cadets?
Supported and guided by the British Army, and its wide range of infantry, armoured, engineer, transport and medical units, Army Cadets provide a wide range of ground based and other activities to build up those life skills using the values and standards cherished by the Army.
By Joining the Army Cadet Force you will not only get the essential life skills required to achieve success in life, but you will also make great and close friends with your fellow army cadets and adult instructors. The Army Proficiency Certificate (APC) training syllabus will teach you leadership qualities, discipline, and self-confidence you never imagined you could have. You can also earn significant certifications as a cadet, such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, the BTEC First Diploma in Public Services or Music, or the ILM Certificate in Team Leading.
Join the Air Cadets:
Enjoy flying or gliding or want to learn, why not join the Air Cadets?
Supported and guided by the Royal Air Force, the Air Cadets provide a wide range of air and ground-based aviation activities to build up those essential life skills for each cadet and provide the opportunity to make new friends who have similar interests. Apart from flying, sports, target shooting, adventure training, and having a good time, you’ll quickly discover that being an air cadet is its own reward!
You’ll continuously see the fruits of your own work, building on your successes and gaining qualifications such as first aid and Duke of Edinburgh and have the opportunity to have an insight into the Royal Air Force and wider aviation, including engineering.
As a ‘military’ youth organisation, we have high standards to uphold, and you’ll naturally take pleasure in your uniform (which we provide) and look. You’ll be polite and self-disciplined. You’ll be joining a company that you’ll be very proud of.