Current testing dates

THE SECOND NATIONAL RECRUITMENT ROUND FOR 2020 OPENS MONDAY 1ST JUNE TO MONDAY 3RD AUGUST 2020.

Region

Location

PPT
(Physical Pre-Entry Test)

PAC
(Practical Assessment Centre)

Interview

Te Hiku

(previously Region 1)

Auckland

September 15th/16th

Not yet confirmed

Not yet confirmed

Ngā Tai ki te Puku (previously Region 2)

Rotorua

September 5th

x

Waikato yet to confirm

Te Ūpoko

(previously Region 3)

Palmerston North

x

x

x

Wellington

September 3rd/4th

September 14th/15th

 

October 12th/13th

Te Ihu

(previously Region 4)

Christchurch

September 6th

September 29th/30th

x

Te Kei

(previously Region 5)

Dunedin

September 5th

September 26th

East Otago October 21st/22nd

Southland - to confirm

 

See our Practice and Information sessions for the second National Recruiting Round for 2020.

12-week course

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

  • 11th January – 2nd April 2021
  • 5th April – 25th June 2021

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.