Any 15-18-year-olds can now apply to become Lieutenant-Governor's Cadets for 2019-2020, with fewer restrictions on those who can be nominated.
Up to four will be chosen and they will have a special role in supporting the Lieutenant-Governor during the year at a variety of functions, from Royal visits, to the annual Service of Remembrance and the Queen's Birthday Reception.
This year’s application process, which is supported by The Youth Commission, will also see the schemed extended to young people from across the island’s schools in addition to the uniformed groups that have previously been able to apply.
Aaron Davies, Service Lead for the Youth Commission, said: “We have an abundance of talented young people in the Bailiwick and would encourage people to nominate. We are looking for young people who show an aptitude for leadership or who make a positive contribution to their community. Anyone can make a nomination, so we are encouraging the whole community to consider nominating an inspiring young people they know.”
The Lieutenant-Governor, Vice-Admiral Sir Ian Corder, said: "Having marked 30 years of Guernsey’s Lieutenant-Governors' Cadets last year, I’m delighted that the scheme is continuing to evolve and become even more accessible. We are still aiming to appoint some outstanding young islanders, but the difference this year is that they need not necessarily be part of a uniformed youth organisation."
"I know that Guernsey’s uniformed youth groups will continue to be a rich source of excellent candidates, but I hope that we shall also see some other outstanding young people coming forward from right across our community."
For more information or for an application form contact Mr Davies at the Youth Commission by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 756099. The final deadline for application is Monday 13 May.
Pictured: The Lieutenant Governor Sir Ian Corder and his wife Lady Corder with the current cadets.
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