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Vacancy Details

Location: Training & Development Academy
Region: Liverpool
Job Type: Permanent Full Time
Vacancy Group: Uniformed
Closing Date: 09/12/2017
Date Posted: 08/29/2017
Reference: FF2017A



Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service are recruiting for Trainee Wholetime Firefighters to join our Recruit Courses in 2018.

The role of a Merseyside Firefighter is to save and preserve endangered life by supporting and maintaining an emergency response service to the community.  Instances where Firefighters are called upon to make life-saving decisions include the distinguishing of all fire related incidents, responding to requests for emergency medical care and rescuing people from what can be distressing situations.  As well as providing this crucial service, Merseyside Firefighters assist in the delivery of prevention activities to the most vulnerable people in our region to keep them safe and well.

We are looking for people with the right skills and experience who are just as passionate as we are in working to make the communities of Merseyside safer and stronger.

The role:

Hours: 42 hours per week (48 hours over 8 days)

Trainee Salary: £22, 237 per annum

Upon successful completion of the Recruit Training course and subsequent development within the role, salary will increase to £29, 638 per annum.

If you think you meet the criteria as set out in the Person Specification, please complete the on-line application form to be considered for this exciting career.

Please note the proposed dates for the Firefighter selection process:

Closing date: Midnight 12th September 2017

**Should we receive a sufficient amount of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert early**

Physical Assessments: 18th September – 7th October 2017

Assessment Centres: 16th October – 4th November 2017

Swimming Assessments: 13th – 17th November 2017

Interviews: 27th November – 1st December 2017

Commencement date: February and August 2018

Important Information for completing your application form

If you have not attained the required qualifications as indicated in the Person Specification, you will be asked to complete an on-line numeracy and literacy assessment before being invited to attend the Physical Assessments.

If you have the required qualifications, you must attach copies of your certificates when submitting your application.  Failure to do so will result in you being asked to complete the on-line numeracy and literacy assessments.

Applicants should note that information provided in the Supporting Evidence section of the application form should be no longer than 20,000 characters in length.

You do not need to live in Merseyside currently to apply for the role, however if successful you will be required to reside in Merseyside from when you start your Firefighter training course.

In order to apply for this vacancy, you must be able to supply the required answers to the following questions:

  • Are you over 17 and a half years of age at the time of your application?
  • Are you eligible to work in the UK without any restrictions?
  • Do you have a full British/EU driving license?


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Contact Name: Recruitment Team
Telephone: 0151-296-4925
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