Stage 1 | Candidate registration & realistic job preview
12 – 26 October 2020
The first element of the online process is to register some basic personal details about yourself before you progress to the realistic job preview.
The realistic job preview is a questionnaire, which presents you with information about the various demands and challenges you may be faced with as a firefighter. The realistic job preview will give you a score based on your response to these questions that indicates how likely you would be suited to the role of firefighter. After completing the realistic job preview you will be asked if you wish to proceed to complete the eligibility questions.
After the eligibility questions have been completed the responses from candidates will be checked and those eligible to continue the process will be sent a link to complete the Behavioural Styles Questionnaire.
Stage 2 | Behavioural Styles Questionnaire
27 October – 2 November 2020
The Behavioural Styles Questionnaire explores your preferred behaviours in a working environment. This test is not timed.
Please see information for completing Behavioural Style Questionnaire here including example question.
Stage 3 | Ability Tests (Numerical and Verbal Reasoning)
9 – 23 November 2020
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 4 | Practical Physical Selection Testing
3 – 18 December 2020
Stage 5 | Assessment Centre & Interviews
4 – 15 January 2021
Stage 6 | Medical & HR Checks
25 January – 9 April 2021
Baseline Security checks, References, Basic Disclosure and Barring Service check and Driving License check. Uniform and kit issued.
Stage 7 | Recruits commence 15 week training course
First course 31 May 2021 | Second course TBC