Current testing dates

The first National Recruitment Round for 2022 is open 10am Wednesday 1st December and closes Friday 14th January at 5pm.

Region

Location

PPT
(Physical Pre-Entry Test)

PAC
(Practical Assessment Centre)

Interview

Te Hiku

(previously Region 1)

Auckland

February 28 – March 4

March 14-18

TBA

Ngā Tai ki te Puku (previously Region 2)

Rotorua

February 26

 

TBA

Te Ūpoko

(previously Region 3)

Palmerston North

1 March

TBA

TBA

Wellington

21/22 February

9/10 March

Te Ihu

(previously Region 4)

Christchurch

March 5/6

March 29/30

TBA

Te Kei

(previously Region 5)

Dunedin

February 26

February 27

TBA

 Please note: PAC is completed at the nearest testing centre to the area in which you are applying.

See our Practice and Information sessions for the first National Recruiting Round for 2022.

12-week course

Successful candidates who are offered employment from this round will be placed on a 12-week training course, commencing:

  • Course 1: 27 June – 16 September 2022

  • Course 2: 19 September – 9 December 2022

Please make sure you've read all the information available on this website so you have a thorough understanding of the role of a modern firefighter, whether you'll clear our police and medical checks, and to make sure this is something you want to do for a career!

Not 100% sure? Consider volunteering as a firefighter first to make sure it's the right role for you. You can find more information in our volunteering section.

If you have any questions, please email recruiting@fireandemergency.nz.