The online process includes an eligibility questionnaire followed by a range of psychometric assessments which measure your ability to be an effective firefighter. These include:
You will be sent an application form asking about your understanding of having a diverse workforce. We will also ask for an example of when you’ve demonstrated your personal commitment to diversity and integrity. This is in a written format with a maximum word count.
These checks include:
Medical, which currently includes;
Height, weight, blood pressure, urinalysis (urine test), eye test (near and distance vision, with/without spectacles), breathing test (lung function), hearing test (audiometry).
You will be asked questions about your health and seen by an Occupational Health Consultant (Doctor) who will review your results and may examine you.
A fitness assessment will be carried out by the fitness advisor as part of your medical.
A date will be issued for you to be measured for your firefighting kit and uniform.
Requests for these will be sent to your referees following your successful completion of these stages.
Following successful completion of all stages and satisfactory references being returned, we will allocate you a course start date and a contract will be issued.