The Navy Training Corps is a National Youth Organisation promoting adventurous activities for Junior Cadets 8-12 years of age and Cadets 12-18 years of age. We operate an equal opportunities policy with regard to sex, religion, race, and disability (within the bounds of safety)
Our Instructors are trained by the Navy Training Corps and hold nationally recognised qualifications for the adventurous and waterborne activities undertaken. We operate to the highest safety standards.
We give the youth of the United Kingdom opportunities for realising their potential, instilling in them a sense of pride in themselves, their peers, and their organisation. We promote an understanding of personal ability and recognition of opportunity.
The aims of the Corps are:
To advance in life and help young people through:
(a) The provision of recreational and leisure time activities provided in the interest of social welfare, designed to improve their conditions of life;
(b) Providing support and activities which develop their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as mature and responsible individuals.
This is achieved by:
Helping young people fulfil their potential to become a responsible adult;
Allowing cadets to participate in activities that enhance their knowledge and skills in an organised and disciplined environment;
Cadets interacting with their peers; participating in teamwork and learning leadership skills based on the traditions and training of the maritime services;
Providing a programme that is structured, and designed to give them enjoyment.
What makes us different?
- The Navy Training Corps is fully self-funded.
- Cadets can join from the age of 8 to 18.
- Everyone including the Headquarters Staff is a volunteer. Funds raised are not spent on salaries thus can be channelled for the benefit of youth training.
- Bureaucracy is kept to an absolute minimum, within the bounds of safety, and the demands on the volunteers are less.
- Our training programme is relevant to today’s modern world.
- The Navy Training Corps will strive to open units wherever there is a need for youth training in a nautical setting.
- Every volunteer is valued for the time and commitment they can offer to the Corps.
- There is no upper age limit or set time periods for volunteers as long as they are fit and able to perform their duties safely and efficiently within their local unit – so come and join us!
- Rank Structures and Training will be stable and new initiatives will be incorporated into the existing rather than making wholesale changes.
The Corps is looking to set up units anywhere there is a need for young people looking for something interesting and worthwhile to do.
We are currently looking for potential Adult Instructors either wanting to go into uniform or who just want to be Civilian Instructors who ideally would be ex services, ex cadet forces or youth leaders interested in a new and worthwhile organisation which is growing.
All applicants must be aged 18 years or over and will be required to have CRB checks which the Corps will undertake. Full training will be given; there is no upper age limit for adults.
The Corps accepts members from 8-18 years of age. Each Unit is autonomous but part of the National Organisation which is structured and disciplined. Bureaucracy is kept to a minimum, within the bounds of safety.
Activities include seamanship, sailing, electrical and mechanical engineering, logistics (Cook/Steward ), canoeing, target shooting, DofE, offshore sailing and much more including visits abroad.
Those with a genuine interest can call 07594882729 for further information.
Where are we and when do they meet?
For details of your local unit please search on the Navy Training Corps Unit Locater. Click HERE for link.
With the continuing progress and growth of the Navy Training Corps this is an exciting time to join us so why not come on board.
Navy Training Corps Headquarters
St James Church Hall
St James Street