How to apply


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 and have a read through of the documents at the bottom of this page.

On-Call recruitment window now open. You can apply here.

If you need more information and missed our webinar on the 15 July 2020 over on Facebook you can watch it again below: 

Dates of Interest

  • April course starts 20 April 2022
  • July course starts 6 July 2022
  • Bleep test and written tests week commencing 17 January 2022
  • Job Related Tests (JRT's)  23 / 30 January and 13 February 2022
  • Interviews 14 - 25 February 2022
  • Kit fitting for April course week commencing 7 March 2022
  • Medicals for April course 14 March - 1 April 2022
  • Kit fitting for July course week commencing 13 April 2022
  • Medicals for July course 16 May - 10 June 2022
* Dates subject to change

Application criteria:

  • 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.

For more information on the job related tests that we require all our applicants to pass see our Job Related Test page.


Useful documents

Below are links to documents you might find useful in applying.

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