As a part-time Adult Instructor, enabling Cadets to learn new skills, overcome fears or difficulties and become responsible citizens is incredibly rewarding.
Being an Instructor also gives you a chance to develop your own strengths such as leadership skills, team building and confidence – and you can gain vocational qualifications up to Master’s degree level in various management and training courses. Overall it’s a challenging and very worthwhile service to the community and one which can be beneficial to your civilian career.
To become an Adult Instructor in the Cadet Forces you need to be a British or Commonwealth citizen aged between 18 and 55. You should be reasonably fit and feel you can make a difference to the life of young people. No previous military experience is necessary as full training is given and uniforms are provided. The normal commitment is one or two evenings a week plus some weekends. There is also a two week Annual Camp. Travelling expenses are paid and you can earn up to 21 paid days each year for weekend training, Annual Camp and attending courses.
The Cadet Forces offer young people the opportunity to have fun, adventure and make friends whilst learning military skills and survival techniques. They also take part in a host of activities including shooting, kayaking, rock-climbing, hill walking, mountain biking and much more. The Cadets have great summer camps at home and overseas plus the opportunity to gain some very useful qualifications. They also contribute to their local communities by helping with worthwhile projects and by raising money for a wide array of charities.
None of this could happen without the supervision and guidance of the men and women who are their Adult Instructors.
To find out more about becoming an adult volunteer with the Cadets please visit their individual pages here:
Sea Cadet Corps and Royal Marines Cadets: ms-sc.org
Army Cadet Force: armycadets.com
Air Training Corps: raf.mod.uk/aircadets