Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service is searching for apprentice firefighters for a potential start on 9 January 2023.Advertisement
The fire service wishes to recruit apprentice operational whole-time firefighters, with the vacancy closing once they receive a ‘significant number’ of applications.
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service has urged interested candidates to complete their applications promptly, with those not completed by the closing date not accepted.
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The closing date is 12 noon on Wednesday, 10 August 2022 or earlier if they receive a ‘significant number’ of applications.
They said potential applicants must be able to respond calmly and professionally to people in distress and emergencies.
They must be able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, communicate community safety messages clearly and confidently to local groups and support vulnerable people with different needs in the community.
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In addition, they are keen to recruit people who can reflect their core values and behaviours, work in an inclusive, positive, non-judgmental way, and actively listen and value the contribution of others.
All applicants must hold a current category ‘B’ car full driving licence that entitles the individual to drive in the UK without restrictions.
As part of the recruitment process, applicants must undertake a number of job-related assessments, both online and practical.
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Applicants will be tested on their fitness and their verbal and numerical ability, situational judgement, and ability to follow instructions and undertake practical tasks.
Candidates must be able to attend all dates associated with the recruitment process.
Successful candidates will become apprentice firefighters and undertake the Level 3 Operational Firefighter Apprenticeship standard, typically over 24 months.
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Those who do not possess a GCSE A-C in maths and English language or equivalent will be required to achieve these qualifications as part of the apprenticeship.
During the 15-week course, the salary is £24,191, but it rises to £25,198, which is the development rate, after completion of the course, with it increasing once achieving competency.
They actively encourage applications from women, members of Lancashire’s minority ethnic communities and the LGBTQ+ community.
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These groups are under-represented in the organisation, and the service wishes to reflect diversity to deliver the best service possible to the people of Lancashire.
They said the recruitment process is challenging, only appointing candidates who perform at the highest level.
It is an opportunity to join an organisation identified as a workplace with an ‘outstanding workplace culture’.
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It offers inclusive employment policies, comprehensive development, free car parking, a pension scheme, a tax-free childcare voucher scheme, a cycle-to-work scheme and free access to workplace gym facilities.
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service cannot accept late applications due to the failure of devices.
For more information, visit – https://jobs.lancsfirerescue.org.uk/firefighters
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