Who can join NHS Cadets?

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Frequently asked questions

Questions about joining:

How do I apply?

We’re so glad you’re interested in joining NHS Cadets!

  • When you’re ready to start your application, head to our application portal where you can “Search Positions” to look for an NHS Cadet location which is local to you.
  • There’s an option to filter the results by postcode and pathway type (Foundation or Advanced).
  • When you start your application, you’ll be asked some questions to see if NHS Cadets is the right fit for you.
  • Once you’ve received approval of your registration, you’ll be asked to complete subsequent stages of your application.


Is there a cost to join?

I've received a registration email - what does this mean?

Questions about the programme:

How long is the programme?

The programme will be delivered over 11 months (36 weeks) across an academic year. This means sessions will largely take place during term-time.

Pathways typically start in September or January, but this can vary depending on location. Feel free to check with us at NHScadets@sja.org.uk if you have any questions.

When and where do the sessions take place?

Will I learn first aid?

How can I volunteer with NHS Cadets?

What should I do if I can't find a nearby programme?

What should I do if I don't meet the entry criteria?

Contact us

Still have some questions?

Please contact us at NHSCadets@sja.org.uk and one of our friendly team will be in touch shortly.