Applications for future firefighters open

Today sees applications for firefighter roles go live at midday on our website. The role has historically attracted significant interest and there will be 16 positions available to fill.

The roles will be to replace firefighters who are expected to leave the organisation in the next year, predominantly through retirement. We’re encouraging people who may have never considered a career with us before to find out more, as we want to attract people from a range of backgrounds and diverse communities.

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Assistant Chief Fire Officer Michelle Hickmott said: “Today, we are really pleased to be opening up the application process to recruit our firefighters of the future. We looking for people who are caring, kind, compassionate and have a passion about helping people in the community. There may still be a perception that firefighters need to be a certain height or build, but the reality is you just need to have a good level of fitness to pass the physical tests and determination to learn new skills. You may not be that person who has dreamt of being a firefighter since you were a child, but if you are after a varied and fulfilling role with opportunities for continuous development and career progression, this might be the role for you.”

Benefits of the role include; a funded professional apprenticeship qualification, a good pension scheme, an excellent maternity package, free on-site gym access, membership to an employee assistance programme and a salary of over £36,000 once fully qualified.

Crew Manager, Lianne Petts who became a firefighter 13 years ago said: “It’s a really rewarding, varied career where you can make a difference. No two days are the same and there are plenty of opportunities to specialise and progress. It’s a great family friendly organisation to work for and it’s a role I’d recommend to anyone.”

To find out more about the role, recruitment process and FAQs visit: Firefighter recruitment | Staffordshire Fire and Rescue service

Applications will go live on this page at 12noon on 2 October. They will close at 23.59pm on 15 October.

Once applications have been submitted, those who are successful will find out in the winter and will start training in February next year.

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