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Vacancy Details

Location: Training & Development Academy
Region: Liverpool
Job Type: Permanent Full Time
Vacancy Group: Uniformed
Closing Date: 23/07/2018
Date Posted: 09/07/2018
Reference: FF2018




Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service are recruiting for Trainee Wholetime Firefighters to join our Recruit Courses in 2019.
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, 459 per annum

Upon successful completion of the Recruit Training course and subsequent development within the role, salary will increase to £29, 934 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 23rd July 2018

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

Physical Assessments: 10th September – 29th September 2018

Assessment Centres: 24th September – 27th October 2018

Swimming Assessments: 12th – 16th November 2018

Interviews: 19th November – 23rd November 2018

Commencement date: February and August 2019

Please indicate within your application form if you are unavailable for any of the above dates.

Important Information for completing your application form

You must have a full driving licence at the point of application.

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:

  • Do you have a full British/EU driving license?
  • 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?


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Contact Name: Recruitment Team
Telephone: 0151 296 4925
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