The recruitment procedure has several different stages to its process. We need the best and most committed people to join our team as, every day at work, you are required to give 100 per cent.
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.
Below are the various stages of the recruitment process.
- Stage one – Register interest, realistic job preview, eligibility and online assessment process
- Stage two – Completion of online application form
- Stage three – Fitness testing and document checks
- Stage four – Practical assessment and verification of ability tests
- Stage five – Presentation and interview
- Bleep tests
- Pre-employment checks
Below is an outline of the timescales we are working to:
|10am on 5 October to midnight on 9 October||Registration of interest|
|Various dates between 13 October and 30 October||Online tests|
|Weeks commencing 30 November and 7 December||Fitness testing and document checks|
|Weeks commencing 18 January and 25 January||Practical assessment and verification testing|
|Weeks commencing 22 February and 1 March||Presentation and interview|
|23 March 2021||Bleep Test|
|April 2021||Eyesight tests and medicals|
|April/May 2021 onwards||Appointments made|
The above timeline may be subject to variation and there may be additional assessments required, depending on the number of applications received.
Click here to see an overview of the wholetime shift patterns.
Where will the new jobs be based?
We are recruiting to our wholetime fire stations, which are as follows (use the links to find out more about each): Chippenham, Christchurch, Ferndown, Poole, Redhill Park, Salisbury, Springbourne, Stratton, Swindon, Trowbridge, Westbourne, Westlea and Weymouth.
We have developed an information pack, which can be downloaded from here.