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What's it all about?

The role of a firefighter is ever-changing. Although responding to emergencies is what we're traditionally known for, the reality is that the majority of our time is spent carrying out other tasks that focus on prevention, education, training and development and working within the heart of our community. Our firefighters play a key role in supporting the health sector and carry out a range of health related activity to support some of the most vulnerable members of our community.

If you are a caring, empathetic, dedicated individual with a high level of emotional intelligence and are committed to serving the community within the West Midlands, then this could be the perfect job for you!

Once you have completed the selection process, you will embark on an initial training programme where you will be employed as a trainee firefighter on a starting salary of £22,000 rising to £29,000 when signed off as competent (this can take up to 3 years).

Click here to find out more about the initial training programme and here to find out more about the recruitment process.

We also have our Frequently Asked Questions to help answer any other questions you might have.

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What's in it for you?

Skills for life

You will embark on a programme of continuous learning, training and personal development. You will meet new people, make new friends, gain confidence and learn new skills.

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Do more, get more

Play a vital role within the community by visiting, teaching and influencing a range of diverse groups and individuals.

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Career path

A career as a West Midlands firefighter offers extensive career progression opportunities and job satisfaction in what will be a highly rewarding career.

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What our Firefighters say

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"You get to be part of a really close team, but there are also loads of opportunities to develop yourself professionally and make the job your own."

Station Commander Samantha Samuels

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"It's a really varied career and involves so much more than 999 response. We do lots of work with our local communities, helping people live healthier and safer lives."

Firefighter Peter Bhatti

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"28 years in and I am still look forward to coming into work every day.  Being dyslexic should never stop you being able to fulfil your potential."

Station Commander Dave Bromley

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Why we need you

Prevention

Our prevention work focuses on our most vulnerable residents. By encouraging safe and healthy lifestyles, we can dramatically reduce the risks that people face.

Protection

We're passionate about helping West Midlands businesses to stay in business and helping the economy to thrive.

Response

Our firefighters aim to get to life or death emergencies in 5 minutes or less. When they arrive, they call on their training and professionalism to deliver an assertive, safe and effective response.

Health

We play a key role in supporting the health sector, with a natural instinct to care and help our firefighters demonstrate true value across the whole health and social care system.

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Assessment Centre

Having successfully completed your online application you will be allocated a date and invitation to an assessment day where we will measure your behaviours, attitude and how you interact with a diverse group of individuals.. To find out more about whats required and to see how our latest applicants got on check out the video.

To help you understand the West Midlands Fire Service recruitment process in more detail we have outlined the different stages for you here.

Application Form

To start the application process simply enter the relevant postcodes in the boxes below and click 'Show job opportunities near me'.


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