Cadet Corps

勤學習, 愛服務, 有志向, 好前途

  1. Overview
  2. Aim
  3. Activities
  4. Training Programme
  5. Social Services
  6. Training Hours
  7. Attendance Rate
  8. Allowances
  9. Promotion Opportunity
  10. Eligibility
  11. Enrolment
  12. Fees
  13. Download Application Form
  14. (The recruitment of AMS Cadet Corps has been resumed since 1 Aug 2012.)

1. Overview

Founded in 2011 in accordance with Cap. 517 of the Laws of Hong Kong, the Auxiliary Medical Service (AMS) Cadet Corps is a youth group under the AMS of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. With members who are youngsters aged 12 to under 18 years, the Cadet Corps is a youth uniformed group formed by the Government and one of the major uniformed groups in Hong Kong.

2. Aim

The AMS Cadet Corps is committed to equipping its cadets with professional knowledge and skills of healthcare, hygiene and health and cultivating their self-discipline and sense of responsibility through discipline training. In addition, the Cadet Corps organises various group activities in which cadets foster their self-confidence, devotion to serving others, and leadership as well as acquiring interpersonal and communication skills.

3. Activities

Regular training, hiking, picnicking, camping, mountaineering, swimming, rowing, windsurfing, etc.

Visits to Government emergency response departments (e.g. the Government Flying Service and the Civil Aviation Department) will be arranged. Various other activities (e.g. Annual Parade, Annual Camping, Challenge Day, large carnivals and visits outside Hong Kong) will also be held regularly.

4. Training Programme

The Cadet Corps will equip its cadets with professional knowledge and skills of healthcare, hygiene and health. It will also help them develop good manners and character through discipline training so that they will grow into pillars of society in the future.


(1)   Induction course: including AMS orders, first-aid skills, foot drill, discipline, and basic etiquette.


(2Regular training: including AMS orders, skills of disaster medical assistance, foot drill, discipline, basic etiquette, and civic education.

(3)   Advanced training courses:

  • Physical fitness training (foot drill and cycling);
  • Public health / infection control;
  • Health education / health promotion;
  • Basic nursing care;
  • Psychosocial first aid / psychosocial health;
  • Site observation at accidental and emergency rooms / hospitals / other medical units;
  • Personal development (e.g. delivering public speeches, or hosting talks on staying away from drugs and health education at their schools); and
  • Others: lifesaving, canoeing, orienteering, camp craft, dragon boat racing, leadership training, the Hong Kong Award for Young People, etc.

5. Social Services

Cadets are required to take part in a range of social services on different occasions, including major events (e.g. carrying out duties at an international marathon, a float parade, and the Cheung Chau Island Floating Colours Parade during the Cheung Chau Bun Festival), environmental protection events in country parks, visits to residential care homes for the elderly, and other social service programmes.

6. Training Hours

Eligible applicants can attend a free induction course. In addition, they will receive 3 hours of regular monthly training to be held in Saturday afternoons chosen by the AMS. (Training may be suspended during the Lunar New Year period. Prior notice will be given if the occasion arises.)

7. Attendance Rate

Each year, cadets’ attendance should meet the AMS’s requirement.

8. Allowances

Since cadets mainly receive training and participate in group activities, they are not eligible to receive any pay and allowances. However, they will be paid half a ration allowance for continuously attending training for 4 hours and an entire ration allowance for continuously attending training for 8 hours or above.

Training courses or service activities conducted in the form of self-enhancement do not offer allowances.

9. Promotion Opportunity

Cadets with outstanding performance will be promoted to Senior Cadet, Deputy Cadet Leader, Cadet Leader and Senior Cadet Leader.

10. Eligibility

  • Youngsters aged 12 to under 16 years;
  • Hold an HKSAR identity card;
  • Able to speak Cantonese and read simple Chinese;
  • Obtain a written consent from a parent or guardian; and
  • Submit a completed application form for our screening.

11. Enrolment

If you are interested in joining the AMS Cadet Corps, please return your completed application form by post or hand it in to Auxiliary Medical Service Headquarters, 81 Princess Margaret Road, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon. After receiving your application form, we will inform you in writing and arrange for you to attend:


(1)   An interview; and

(2)   A medical examination (to be held during our office hours).

12. Fees

There are no charges to join the Cadet Corps. We will provide free uniforms and equipment for all cadets.

Remarks

  • Cadets’ membership will automatically lapse when members reach 18 years of age.
  • Those who reach 16 can apply for adult membership at the AMS.


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