London Fire Brigade

Graduate cadets


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For our cadets who graduate from the first year of the Fire Cadets programme there is the opportunity to apply to return for additional years training and development.

Depending on their age, our graduate cadets return as either a senior cadet, if under 16, or junior instructor before progressing to become a leading junior instructor. Once graduate cadets reach the age of 18, they are encouraged to become volunteer cadet instructors.

Graduate cadets continue their development towards a BTEC nationally recognised award, while also supporting the youth engagement co-ordinator and volunteer cadet instructors on planning and delivering the fire cadets programme.

Our graduate cadets are expected to:

  • Act as role models for new cadets and promote safe working practices
  • Educate other cadets about fire safety and the consequences of anti-social behaviour
  • Inspire new cadets to make positive life choices
  • Represent the fire and rescue service at local, national and international events

Graduate cadets will also be invited to apply for a place on the Fire Services Youth Training Assosication junior instructor course, which offers training on a range of topics such as safeguarding, drill yard supervision and how to manage difficult behaviour.

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