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NHS Cadets


NHS Cadets is a new St John Ambulance programme created in partnership with the NHS. It’s designed to provide you with the opportunity to explore roles in healthcare. We’re looking to recruit Cadets from a diverse range of backgrounds, as well as those who may have never considered volunteering in healthcare before.

The programme consists of two pathways: Foundation (for 14–16-year-olds) and Advanced (for 16–18-year-olds). You'll meet with other NHS Cadets on a weekly basis, taking part in activities which will introduce you to a range of exciting healthcare topics. Sessions will also foster personal development and allow you to build vocational skills.

Both the Foundation and Advanced programmes will be starting in September in Wakefield, delivered at Pinderfields Hospital.


Tuesday and Thursday PM.

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Accessible toilets, Autism friendly, Blind / partially sighted friendly, Deaf or hard of hearing friendly, Dementia friendly, Step-free access

Age range

14 – 18

St John Ambulance

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