Cadet of the Year competitors

Cadets are full members of St John Ambulance. They receive training in first aid and other subjects such as radio communications, care, crafts, food hygiene, DIY, fitness and leadership. 

Gain awards!

Cadets can work towards the St John Grand Prior Award and join the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. 

Cadets can go on first aid duties and practise their first aid and care skills under supervision of suitably-qualified adults. From the age of 16, they can start attending meetings at an adult unit, can do the HSE first aid at work course and begin the Amalfi Challenge.

I was lucky enough to represent my county at the National Cadet of the Year Competition, which allowed me to develop my personal skills – and have lots of fun in the meantime!

Leading Cadet, Didcot

The Cadets have a regular programme of competitions, sports days and outings. Each summer, Cadets get the chance to go on a 10-day camping trip with other Cadets from around Oxfordshire.