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Recruitment process (Control)

The recruitment procedure has several different stages to its process. We need the best and most committed people to join our team. Every day at work you are required to give 100 percent. If you are one of the successful applicants to make it through the process you will be rewarded with a competitive salary, fantastic career opportunities, and the chance to work as part of a highly skilled Service, whilst achieving further qualifications and personal goals.

Stage 1 – Complete online application form.

Stage 2 –  Complete online assessments.

Stage 3 – Practical Testing.  On successful completion of all prior elements of the recruitment process, applicants will be invited to attend an in-person assessment day at the DWFRS Support offices in Potterne. The assessment day should take between one and two hours to complete, subject to the number of applicants and proceedings on the day. The assessment day will be split into three assessments. Details of the assessments can be found here.

If you are successful in passing all of the three elements of the assessment day, you will be notified and invited through to interview.

Stage 4Interview

We will be adhering to Government Covid-19 safety measures to protect the health and welfare of our staff and candidates throughout the selection process.

As you are aware, the Covid-19 pandemic is an evolving situation, and this means that elements of our process, or timescales, may need to change to accommodate new government restrictions and guidelines.  We will keep candidates updated and informed at all stages should any changes become necessary.

Please make note: due to the volume of applications received, we will not be able to provide candidates with individual results or feedback from the assessments completed.  

You will be emailed regularly throughout the process therefore it is essential that candidates check their junk email on a daily basis throughout the process.

Below is a more detailed timetable of the recruitment process:

Stage One – Online application form
Monday 19 April 2021 Applications go live
Midnight Monday 03 May 2021 Applications close
Stage Two – Online assessment
Thursday 06 May 2021 Invites sent for Online Testing
Midnight Monday 10 May 2021 Online testing closes
Stage Three – Practical Testing
Wednesday 12 May 2021 Invites sent to self-select Practical Test date
Monday 17 May 2021 Practical Test self-selection closes
Tuesday 18 May – Friday 21 May 2021 Practical Tests take place
Stage Four – Interview
Tuesday 25 May 2021 Invites sent to self-select Interview date
Thursday 27 May 2021 Interview self-selection closes
Tuesday 01 June – Thursday 03 June 2021 Interviews take place
Week commencing 08 June 2021 Onboarding successful candidates – medical tests anticipated to be week commencing 14 June
Wednesday 28 July 2021 Anticipated Training Course start date


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