Are you considering a change in career or looking for new employment? Have you thought about becoming a firefighter?
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service have announced that they will be recruiting wholetime firefighters this Autumn.
The role of a firefighter is much more than tackling fires, it also involves responding to incidents such as road traffic collisions, floods, animal and open water rescues.
Several taster days are being held throughout July and August and are aimed at encouraging people from under represented groups to apply to become a firefighter.
The taster sessions offered by the Shropshire Fire& Rescue Service have been designed to provide an insight into the role of a firefighter and the important part they play in community safety. There will be the opportunity to take part in some physical tests, talk to firefighters to obtain more information on what is involved and to ask any questions about the application process.
Some of the events are aimed at women, people from LGBT+ backgrounds or those who are Black, Asian or from minority ethnic groups who may not have ever previously considered a career as a firefighter.
The job is still given to the best candidate, regardless of whether they have a particular characteristic or not.
You will have to book onto a session in order to attend. Numbers will be restricted due to Covid 19.
Taster days are being held at Telford Central Fire Station on the following days:
Tuesday 28 July 2020 – PM – Black, Asian, and minority ethnic groups
Saturday 1 August – AM – Women
Wednesday 5 August – PM – LGBT+
Tuesday 11 August – PM – Women
Saturday 15 August – AM – Black, Asian, and minority ethnic groups
Saturday 5 September – AM – Mixed women, Black, Asian, and minority ethnic and /LGBT+ groups
For further information or to book a session please visit Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service