When completing the online application form you will be asked to provide personal details such as your name, address, contact details, qualifications etc. You will also be required to answer the following motivational questions in support of your application you will have up to 300 words per question. You may use evidence from both your personal and professional experiences.
These online tests measure your ability to read and interpret numerical and verbal information quickly and accurately. Providing proof of GCSE Maths and English will exempt you from this stage.
Check out our Training for firefighter selection page for more information about this stage.
The interview will be a strengths-based interview that links to the strengths required in the firefighter role and seeks to explore whether they are something you would be good at and enjoy doing. There will be a predefined list of questions and scoring criteria to support this.
Successful applicants will be required to attend a medical assessment. References and a criminal record checks will also be obtained prior to employment status being confirmed.
As the position of firefighter gives you privileged access to vulnerable groups, this means that you will be required to disclose any unspent convictions, including any driving offences. Through the criminal records checking process, we will apply for a criminal record disclosure. We will do this by asking you to complete a criminal record application.
Following the successful completion of the pre-employment checks you will move onto a course of full training before you become a firefighter