Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service to welcome applications for wholetime firefighters

24 April 2017 Posted by

Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service will be welcoming applications for wholetime firefighters and operational apprenticship places from Monday 24 April 2017.

We will be accepting applications from:

  • People who do not have competent knowledge or skills about the fire and rescue service and are a resident in or have a strong association to Cornwall or Isles of Scilly or live in PL1,2,3,4 or 5 postcodes.
  • People who are competent on-call firefighters within Cornwall and would like to transfer to a wholetime firefighter role.
  • People who are competent on-call or wholetime firefighters in any UK fire and rescue service and would like to transfer to Cornwall as a wholetime firefighter.
  • People who want an apprenticeship, who do not have competent knowledge or skills about the fire and rescue service and are a resident in or have a strong association to Cornwall or Isles of Scilly or live in PL1,2,3,4 or 5 postcodes.

People can only apply using one route and it must be the one which applies to your level of competence.

The service is also looking to improve under-represented people within the workforce and are promoting applications from women and people who identify as LGBTQI+. This is a very exciting time to be joining the service, our recruits will experience our brand new modular approach to learning the broader diverse skills of a community firefighter within Cornwall.

Group Manager Kathryn Billing said: “This is a rare chance to join, in my opinion, the best career in the world. If you want to help the most vulnerable people in our community, want a challenge and to work in a professional, passionate team environment, then please apply; this is a fantastic opportunity to join our great service.”

RecruitmentCornwall’s Assistant Chief Fire Officer Phil Martin said: “The role of our modern Firefighters involves working to ensure that Cornwall is a safe place to live work and visit. Primarily this will involve visiting people in their homes and working with communities and businesses to ensure the risk of fires and other emergencies are reduced through better education and awareness. Our Firefighters do of course need to train for and respond to a range of emergencies and the public rightly expect and receive a professional response when they are in need. We are looking for people who have a passion for making a positive difference, who are prepared to be flexible to an ever changing working environment and who want to develop a wide range of skills to help those in need.”

Applications will be available to complete from the afternoon of Monday 24 April 2017.

More details on the recruitment process can be found from our website here: http://bit.ly/2lgu628

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