The final week in July marked the last leg of the journey for Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service's apprentices.
This was the culmination of the last 2 years of work for the 02/19 cohort.
Helen Jackman, Dannielle Bailey, Philip Anderson, Deon Meikle, Benjamin Sanders and Jack Smith were the first from the group to enter the final stage of the apprenticeship.
After each candidate successfully passed the written exam, they faced the final 2 days of practical assessments and a professional discussion regarding their time with the Service. Their knowledge, skills and behaviours were all assessed.
Workplace Apprenticeship Coordinator Marcus Pratt said:
"The apprenticeship End Point Assessments are by no means easy, and all 6 of the apprentices managed to pass the written exam on the first attempt, had a really long, tough and hot day for the practical element, which was followed by an in-depth professional discussion.
"They all did really well and did a fantastic job of representing the Service in the assessments. I really hope they get the grades they deserve.”
The results will be given by Skills for Justice, the external awarding body, soon.