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Claire Duke

"I joined my trainee course with 27 other recruits. However I quickly realised we all had the same skill levels and no one had the advantage over anyone else."

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Sian Nortcliffe

"My current shift pattern works really well for me. I have two young children and the shifts allow me to drop them off at school and day care most days of the week."

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Delroy Galloway

"It’s a really varied and interesting career. We touch on so many areas and that is the great part of the job, we get to help so many people."

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Applying can be lengthy and involves lots of stages. Find out more about the process and how you can prepare yourself.

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A good level of fitness is essential to becoming a firefighter. Find out how you can reach a standard to pass the practical tests.

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Do you have a question about the recruitment process? These frequently asked questions may have the answer.

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In the fire service there are two types of firefighter roles, these are Wholetime Firefighters and On-call Firefighters.

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To be considered for a Firefighter position, you must:

• be eligible to work in the United Kingdom
• be 18 years of age by the time your training course starts
• live within our service boundary (South Yorkshire)
• have a basic swimming ability and water confidence which will enable you to operate safely in water rescue situations
• be physically fit to meet the requirements of the role and medical examination
• be able to demonstrate reading, writing and numerical skills to meet the requirements of the role
• You must also be committed to maintaining and developing new skills, and studying on top of your normal working days.

If you are eligible to apply please click here to register your interest with our recruitment team.

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