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Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service launches recruitment drive - here's how to apply

Ever thought of becoming a firefighter?

Tuesday, 27th October 2020, 7:00 am

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Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) has launched its latest recruitment drive – and those wishing to apply for a career in the service have until next month to fill out an application.

Launching the drive online, TWFRS has also announced a trio of information sessions taking place this week.

The hour-long online events will detail more about the role and recruitment process for those interested in applying.

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A statement on the TWFRS website said: “If you want to make a real difference in your community, enjoy working as part of a team and have a good level of physical fitness, we want to hear from you.”

Applications open today – Monday, October 26 – and are running until Friday, November 13.

The online information sessions are taking place through the TWFRS website as follows:

Monday, October (tonight): 6-7pm

Chris Lowther, chief fire officer at Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service.

Wednesday, October 28: 6-7pm

Friday, October 30: 6-7pm

To apply to become a firefighter, you must be aged 18 or over on April 1, 2021.

Candidates will be asked to fill in an application form, with an accompanying personal statement, and also complete a number of online tests.

They will also have to undertake the ‘bleep test’ to demonstrate fitness levels, and take part in a selection of practical assessments.

TWFRS added: “We need people who are resilient, confident and physically fit, as well as good communicators and team workers.”

For the rest of the criteria, to join an online information session and to apply, visit the website here.

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