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Young people in Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire who want an insight into life in the police service are being invited to apply for this year's intake of cadets.

Cadets learn an array of personal skills such as teamwork, leadership, drill and fitness, as well as awareness into the roles and departments within the police. They also support the police at community events.

Applicants have to be in year 11 and the deadline for the 2017 applications is Tuesday, 28 February. Students living in the Worcestershire area have until 10 March to apply.

During the two-year voluntary programme, cadets will complete a personal professional portfolio to assist with any future university or employment application.

Detective Inspector Justin Taylor said: "Being a cadet gives young people valuable experience in social skills and gives an exciting insight into life in the police service. They have the chance to make new friendships and contribute to their local communities, as well as improving their job prospects."

Cadets also provide valuable peer support to younger students. As part of the programme, they need to attend weekly meetings, a summer activity week and commit to 15 hours of voluntary work each quarter.

You can get more details here.

Issued: 10.30, Friday 17 February, Kate Ford, Corporate Communications

Published 17/02/17