Do you know a young person who could be a blue light cadet?
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Applications have opened for the September 2021 intake to Northamptonshire Emergency Services Cadets (NESC).
Open to teenagers aged 13 to 18, NESC is a joint partnership between the county’s police, fire and ambulance cadets, and is an independent registered charity.
Through NESC, young people are given the chance to learn more about the roles of police, fire and ambulance staff, and support the work of the emergency services within their communities.
Units meet weekly across Northamptonshire during term time at the following locations:
Deputy Chief Cadet Officer - Leanne Buckingham, said: “Being a cadet is a fantastic opportunity for young people to meet new people, learn new skills and make a really important contribution to Northamptonshire.
“In the sessions, we get to learn and understand more about the three emergency services and then practice with the skills we’ve been taught.
“Apart from the learning and development angle, we have lots of team games and we roleplay real-life scenarios that frontline officers experience on a daily basis.
“Although some of the young people we work with are looking towards a career in the blue light services, there are many skills these young people will learn and experiences they will have that will support them and help them grow in all walks of life.”
If you know a young person who may be interested, please visit www.nescadets.co.uk/get-involved and download an application form.
The closing date is Friday, May 28. Once applications have been received, young people will be invited to an assessment centre on either on June 15 or June 22.