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You can apply to join our team as a firefighter, between the below application window dates, through our dedicated application portal. Before you do so, though, we ask that you ensure you meet the criteria outlined below.
Wholetime Window: CLOSED - keep checking back for updates.
   On-Call Window: CLOSED - keep checking back for updates.
Application criteria - on-call:
  • You must live or work within a five minute drive (at normal road speed) of your local fire station. If you have any queries about this, get in touch with the team at your local station and they will be able to help you gauge whether or not you are close enough.
  • You must be able to attend training - which may involve taking time off work and attending our Service Development Centre at evenings and weekends.
  • You must be aged 18 or over on the date that your training begins.
  • You must be able to offer at least 84 hours of fire cover each week. If you don't feel like you can offer this cover, but, for example, you are available during weekdays (our time of greatest need) then get in touch with your local station staff or contact our HR team.

Application criteria - wholetime:

  • You must live within the Nottinghamshire border.
  • You must be aged 18 or over on the date your training course begins. 
  • You must be able to attend a three month long training course at our Service Development Centre. The dates of this course are non-negotiable.
  • You must be able to travel between stations as and when necessary - bearing in mind you could be posted anywhere across the county.      


If you submit an application and it is successful, you will be invited to attend a 'job related test weekend'. This will take place at our Service Development Centre and will consist of a bleep test, our job related selection tests and a written numeracy and literacy skills test.

If you pass this part of the process, you will be invited to an interview with the local station management team, before having a medical, DBS checks and - if successful - a kit fitting.

For more information on the job related tests that we require all our applicants to pass - click on the link above.

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