A major national campaign to increase the number of adult volunteer staff in the Air Training Corps will roll out in February.
The Air Training Corps is staffed by adult volunteers who are essential to the running of local squadrons. With more than 1,000 squadrons located all over the UK (26 of which are in the Warwickshire and Birmingham area) and over 40,000 cadets the organisation is looking to recruit new adult volunteers.
Adult staff have a crucial role within the organisation, without them the Air Cadets could not offer the vast range of activities it does. As well as helping cadets realise their potential, adult staff can also gain valuable academic qualifications and leadership skills which are highly valued by employers.
So what exactly is the secret of helping young people to become high flyers?
Air Commodore Jon Chitty, Commandant Air Cadets, said: "Quite simply, we give our cadets the opportunity to gain self-confidence and develop strong personal qualities, whilst taking part in exciting and challenging activities. "We aim to develop enthusiastic and responsible members of society who strive to succeed in whatever occupation they choose and the results prove we are successful."
The ATC is a vibrant challenging voluntary youth organisation, which prides itself on offering opportunities for all. If you're looking for a challenge and are willing to give up some of your time to lend a hand then we would love to hear from you. Most adult members of ATC staff start off as Civilian Instructors (CIs) or members of the Squadron's Civilian Committee. After serving some time as a Civilian Instructor it may be possible for you to move into the uniformed service as an Adult Sergeant or apply for a Commission in the Training Branch of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
"Challenge Yourself - the Next Generation Needs You"
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