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June 13th 2016

A conversation with cadets

Employer speaks to a cadet about being in the ACF

Leaders from business, academia and local government were given the opportunity to learn more about what it means to be a cadet in the Army Cadet Force (ACF) at a special event that took place this month (3 June).

The Conversation with Cadets Event was held at Nottinghamshire ACF’s Headquarters on Swiney Way, Chilwell, and included demonstrations of the wide variety of activities that cadets can get involved in such as First Aid, adventurous training and archery.

The event offered the chance for guests to speak to cadets and discuss what skills and qualifications they have gained from being involved in the youth organisation, and how they believe these valuable resources will help them personally in the future.

Cadets engage with employers at the event

Cadets engage with employers at the event

Colonel Alan Burt, Commandant of Nottinghamshire ACF, said: “In partnership with the Lord-Lieutenant we decided to organise the event to showcase the transferable skills both our cadets and adult volunteers learn from the ACF, and how these abilities could benefit their future employers or educational placements.

“Each of our cadets leaves the ACF at 18 years with a breadth of skills and achievements that could include BTEC qualifications, Duke of Edinburgh Awards, leadership and presentation skills, as well as having the confidence to meet new people and think on their feet in a variety of situations.

“This was the first event of its kind in Nottingham and I believe all of our indoor and outdoor activity demonstrations received positive recognition from our visitors, 47 of which were local business representatives.”

To find out more about joining Nottinghamshire ACF visit www.armycadets.com

“This was the first event of its kind in Nottingham and I believe all of our indoor and outdoor activity demonstrations received positive recognition from our visitors, 47 of which were local business representatives.”