How To Apply

 You can apply to join our team as a Firefighter, between the application window dates below, using our dedicated application portal. Before you apply, we ask that you ensure you meet the criteria outlined below and have read through the useful documents at the bottom of this page.

Wholetime Window: Application window now closed

We recieved over 600 applications in 48 hours and have closed the window to become a wholetime firefigher.

Good luck to all those who have applied and we look forward to welcoming the successful applicants to the NFRS family.

Application criteria - wholetime:

  • You must live within one of these Borough/District Council areas: Mansfield District Council, Ashfield District Council, Bassetlaw District Council, Newark & Sherwood District Council, Gedling Borough Council, Broxtowe Borough Council, Rushcliffe District Council, Nottingham City Council. Unless you are, or have been in the last three years, a serving member of the armed forces (or you are the direct relative of somebody who serves, or has served).
  • You must be aged 18 or over on the date your training course begins.
  • You must be confident in and around water and be able to swim the length of a pool - minimum 25 metres.
  • Have no known phobia of heights or confined spaces.
  • 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.


    Contingency Crews Window: Closed.

Application criteria - contingency:

  • You must be eligible to work in the UK
  • You must be over 18 years of age
  • You must meet fitness and medical standards
  • You must have no unspent criminal convictions (a Basic Criminal disclosure check will be undertaken)
  • See below for more information regarding the role and assessment process.


Useful documents

 More useful documents will be uploaded once the recruitment process begins.

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