Current testing dates

The second National Recruitment Round for 2021 is open 10am Tuesday 1st June and closes Wednesday 30th June at 5pm.

Region

Location

PPT
(Physical Pre-Entry Test)

PAC
(Practical Assessment Centre)

Interview

Te Hiku

(previously Region 1)

Auckland

TBA

TBA

TBA

Ngā Tai ki te Puku (previously Region 2)

Rotorua

TBA

If successful at PPT, Auckland PAC is to be attended.

Hamilton TBA

Te Ūpoko

(previously Region 3)

Palmerston North

TBA

If successful at PPT, Wellington PAC is to be attended.

New Plymouth TBA

Whanganui TBA

Napier TBA

Wellington TBA

Wellington

6-7 October

20-21 October

Te Ihu

(previously Region 4)

Christchurch

CANCELLED

CANCELLED

CANCELLED

Te Kei

(previously Region 5)

Dunedin

16 October

17 October

First week of November, date to be confirmed.

 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 second National Recruiting Round for 2021.

12-week course

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

  • Course 1: 10 January – 1 April 2022

  • Course 2: 4 April – 23 June

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, or you are a candidate that is still in the process from the first National Recruitment Round for 2020 and need assistance, please email recruiting@fireandemergency.nz.