Skills Development and Apprenticeships

This new (Summer 2016) initiative, in association with Skills Group, offers cadets and young adult volunteers a new pathway into employment or apprenticeships. It is free of charge and will help to translate the skills and qualifications gained in the ACF in to benefits that employers and further education organisations can understand.

Learn more about the three options available to cadets:

Introduction2employability - all cadet participants are advised to attend this part of the course.

Participants then have the option of continuing their training through one of the following Skills Group pathways:

Apprenticeships4me – for young people with an interest in apprenticeship opportunities

Learn2work – for young people who are still thinking about their apprenticeship / employment options

Financial help – bursaries4cadets

The ACFA can provide additional grants/bursaries where it is clear that further financial assistance would directly benefit a cadet to achieve their aspirations. Grants/bursaries are awarded on a case by case basis and could for example include cases of genuine hardship or help with additional travel costs for those who live some distance away from a training centre. When you register to join, bursaries4cadets will be explained to you in more detail.

(NB: The Skills Group will provide cadets who are attending a learn2work pathway with a uniform and/or personal protective equipment (PPE), training kit and a travel allowance)

How to register

Register your interest in one of the pathways. You will then be contacted to discuss your eligibility.

Please note: this is currently a trial initiative being run in Devon and Cornwall ONLY. Unfortunately we cannot accept any enquiries from other counties at this stage.