Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service now recruiting wholetime firefighters

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has launched its Wholetime Firefighter recruitment campaign for 2024.

The Service will be opening applications at midday on Monday 22nd January and encourage everyone to consider the fire service as a career for you.

If you want to get out from behind the desk, the fire service could be for you.

Being a firefighter is an exciting and varied job with no two days the same. The successful candidates will not only attend operational incidents, but will be part of a close-knit team, help people in need and engage with their communities.

A career in the fire service comes with opportunities to develop and clear pathways for progression along with options to specialise in other areas of work such as training, protection and management.

Chief Fire Officer Simon Hardiman said: “We are excited to start the wholetime recruitment process and the opportunity to bring in new firefighters with varied experiences, ideas and skills to the workforce.

“Our recruitment campaign illustrates the different aspects of a firefighter’s role and the variety of specialist skills a career in the fire service can give you.

“Being a firefighter not only gives you a job that is exciting, active and different every day, but also provides immense job satisfaction.

“Whether it is from rescuing someone from a collision or educating children about the importance of being fire safe at home; firefighters truly help people and save lives.

“Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service welcome people from all walks of life and encourage everyone to consider the fire service as career choice.

"I started my career as an operational firefighter and now have the honour of serving as Chief Fire Officer, so why not ask yourself where a career in the Fire Service could take you?”

New firefighters start on £27,178 and will carry out a competency programme lasting on average 24 months before they are qualified and will receive a full competent firefighter’s salary.

Applicants must:

· Be over the age of 18

· Live within our neighbouring counties including, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Cheshire, Wrexham and Powys,

· Be prepared to have a full DBS check

To apply, visit the wholetime firefighters careers page here:

11th January, 2024