Benefits

Being a firefighter is challenging but rewarding.

Here’s an overview of the benefits once you’ve been offered a post.

PAY RATES

£23,833

Trainee firefighter attending basic training course – currently
£23,833 per annum

£24,826

Firefighter in development period – currently £24,826 per annum

£31,767

Firefighter with full competence - currently £31,767 per annum

Pay scales are correct as at 1 July 2020 and are reviewed annually.

UNIFORM

All firefighters are issued with a uniform and kit before initial training commences.

​Uniforms must conform to our uniform standards but as an inclusive workplace we understand that we are all unique – our uniforms are not ‘one size fits all’, we accommodate all genders, shapes and sizes.

BENEFITS

QUALIFICATIONS

Training and personal development opportunities, including a Level 3 NVQ Diploma (Emergency Fire Services Operations in the Community), an LGV licence, First Aid qualification and health and safety training

PROMOTIONS

Easy to navigate promotion pathways and awards for long service and good conduct.

FREE GYM

Access to a range of sports and social clubs and also free use of all gyms at WYFRS stations and headquarters. You will also have time to physically train during your shifts.

JOB SATISFACTION

Satisfaction and pride in helping the people of West Yorkshire in an exciting and rewarding job.

APPRAISALS AND SUPPORT

A comprehensive induction programme for all staff and an annual appraisal scheme to ensure you are always growing within your role.

STAFF NETWORKS

Access to our staff networks

CHILDCARE ASSISTANCE

Inclusive HR policies which include: generous maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave. Childcare vouchers are also available.

DISCOUNT SCHEMES

Access to a variety of benefits and discount schemes; including blue light discounts.

CHARITY SUPPORT

Access to The Firefighters Charity, their resources and support – visit www.firefighterscharity.org.uk for more details

ANNUAL LEAVE

20 days annual leave plus 8 public holidays, increasing to 23 days after 5 years' service. There is also a provision for paid and unpaid special leave.

FREE PARKING

Free of charge parking at WYFRS premises

HEALTH SUPPORT

Occupational health support (including nurses, physiotherapy, medical checks, a 24/7 employee assistance programme which offers advice and counselling).

PENSION SCHEME

You will automatically become a member of the 2015 Firefighter’s Pension Scheme. This is a career average pension scheme.

FOR MORE DETAILS

For more details on the benefits you could enjoy,
please refer to Your Guide to Joining WYFRS as a
Firefighter booklet.

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Your Next Step

Being a firefighter involves making a commitment. The training and dedication
to the role is demanding, but the role provides real rewards.

Join our professional team and make a difference in the West Yorkshire community today. We’ll help you uncover strengths you didn’t even know you had and you’ll soon start noticing the benefits.

See the various stages of the recruitment and selection process here.

 

REGISTER INTEREST


If you have any questions, there are a few ways you can contact us

Register your interest in becoming a West Yorkshire firefighter