Renee Amos, 18, Deal Detachment is studying Psychology and Public Services at 6th Form.
Renee has just aged out and is looking to join as a Cadet Force Adult Volunteer (CFAV), we caught up with her to find out more about her cadet experience – she was also presented with her CVQO certificate on the same night!
Here’s what she said:
I joined in 2014, my nan signed me up and at first I wasn’t really that interested, but after a week I was really invested! My cousin and brother all joined at the same time!
When I first started I was shy and nervous and very quiet – one of the main benefits in my own personal development has been how being in the ACF and the support from the adult instructors has helped me grow in confidence and independence – I can honestly say it’s changed me as a person.
If you’re thinking of joining do it – there’s a great support system. I learn at quite a slow pace but it’s never been a problem and I’m submitting my paperwork to stay on as an adult volunteer.
The skills I’ve learnt have helped me in so many different ways, I’ve put my first aid skills into practice when someone fainted – real skills for life!