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Gwent Police Careers
Volunteer Cadets
Recruitment

VOLUNTEER CADETS

Gwent Volunteer Police Cadets are young members of the community, aged between 13 and 19, that are involved in a wide range of activities and events. As well as learning about police procedures and the law, cadets also play a vital role in community events, engaging with members of the public and educating them on crime prevention.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The role of a Cadet is extremely varied and you will develop a wide range of skills while having fun and helping your local community. Cadets participate in many exciting outdoor activities such as; white-water rafting, weekend holidays, summer camps as well as assisting at community events and foot patrol at local events.

 

Units - Gwent Police Cadets have five units based in Newport, Pontypool, Abergavenny, Blackwood, and Ebbw Vale. They are run by police officers, police staff and volunteers in their spare time, with costs met through some funding and subscriptions.

 

Newport

Lead instructors name: Angela Jones

Location: Lliswerry High School

Regularity of meetings: Every Wednesday (during term time only).

Meeting times: 6pm to 8pm.

Subscription costs: £25 per term, three terms per year.

Email: Cadets@gwent.pnn.police.uk

 

Pontypool

Lead instructors name: Angela Jones

Location: Pontypool College

Regularity of meetings: Every Tuesday (during term time only).

Meeting times: 5.30pm – 7.30pm.

Subscription costs: £25 per term, three terms per year.

Email: Cadets@gwent.pnn.police.uk

 

Abergavenny

Lead instructors name: Angela Jones

Location: Deri View Primary School

Regularity of meetings: Every Thursday (during term time only)

Meeting times: 5.30pm – 730pm.

Subscription costs: £25 per term, three terms per year.

Email: Cadets@gwent.pnn.police.uk

 

Blackwood

Lead instructors name: Lawrence Carrington

Location: Greenhill Primary School, Maesycwmmer   

Regularity of meetings: Every Tuesday (during term time only).

Meeting times: 6pm – 8pm

Subscription costs: £25 per term, three terms per year.

Email: Cadets@gwent.pnn.police.uk

 

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Potential Cadets need to be aged 13 at time and of appointment and no older than 18 years old with a keen desire to get involved in their communities as well as build on their knowledge and experience through team activities and training. 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Application form

All applicants are required to complete a Cadet Application form and a Medical Questionnaire.

As part of the recruitment process all applicants will be required to be vetted to ensure there are no Criminal convictions or connections that may prevent them becoming a Cadet.

 

Cadets will be asked to give their preferred unit option on the application form. Once successfully passing the vetting stage you will be added to a waiting list for your preferred unit. Once we have the required number of applicants for an intake we will then contact you directly with joining information.

TRAINING

As part of the Cadet Scheme you will have the opportunity to gain the following qualifications: BTEC Level 2; Duke of Edinburgh; Senior Cadet Leadership Course.

KEY QUESTIONS

My child has a learning or physical disability, can they still be a Cadet? 

Yes, where possible reasonable adjustments will be made to accommodate every child.

 

I am nearly 18 what are my options? 

Come and help at your local unit and think about becoming a junior leader.

 

What happens when I reach 19 years of age? 

You can become a junior leader with cadets which opens up more volunteering opportunities across the world.

APPLY NOW

Applications are to be downloaded from here and following completion are to be returned electronically to cadets@gwent.pnn.police.uk

 

Cadet Medical Form

Cadet Application Form