How to apply

Ready to become a paid firefighter?

Please make sure you've read all the information available on this website so you have a thorough understanding of what the role of a modern firefighter is today, whether you'll pass 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 contact us by emailing


Otherwise, please hit the ‘Apply Now’ button below and take the first step towards an exciting new career – where you'll have a real sense of purpose and a new nationwide family!


The next recruitment round will be for candidates available to start a training course on 2 July or 24 September 2018. Applications will open on 6 February and close at 10am on 6 March 2018. Please see the link below for testing dates.


See our current testing dates.