Stage 1 | Awareness session/application form
The first element of the process is to register your interest online. Following on from this, the recruitment team will be in touch to invite you to an awareness session. These sessions will have limited spaces available. Candidates will be sent a link to request a session, allocations will be made on a first come, first served basis.
Once you have attended an awareness session, you will be invited to complete an online application form and eligibility questions. Applications will be scored and successful candidates will be sent a link to proceed to the ability tests.
Please note: We are now recruiting on a more regular basis and anticipate that this will be every 3-4 months. Please do not be disheartened if you do not secure a place first time.
Stage 2 | Ability Tests (Numerical and Verbal Reasoning)
Each ability test will be timed per question. All questions will have a list of potential answers to choose from, one of which will be the correct answer. The length of each test is between 15-20 minutes long.
Please find below links to practice tests:
Stage 3 | Practical Physical Selection Testing
Stage 4 | Assessment Centre & Interview
The Assessment Centre will consist of a range of behavioural-style interview questions, role play, teamwork task and literacy skills test.
Stage 5 | Medical & HR Checks
Baseline Security checks, References, Basic Disclosure and Barring Service check and Driving License check. Uniform and kit issued.
Stage 6 | Recruits commence 13 week training course temporarily based at Halifax fire station