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Firefighter Taster Sessions 2023

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service
Various locations across Herefordshire and Worcestershire
Firefighter Trainee £24,191
Closing date
24 Feb 2023

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Emergency Services
Job Type
Wholetime firefighter
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Shift work

Job Details

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is responsible for providing day-to-day fire and rescue services across the two counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire.  We have 25 fire stations across the 2 counties, which are crewed by a mixture of wholetime firefighters and on-call firefighters.

More information about our Service can be found on our website at


We will be running a number of taster sessions to give an insight into a potential career as a firefighter.

These sessions are aimed at people who have no experience of the firefighter role, to support our next wholetime recruitment campaign launching in the spring. (Therefore, this session is NOT for existing firefighters).

The sessions will offer an opportunity to have a go at some role-related activities and provide information about the many aspects of a modern firefighter’s role. Firefighting isn’t just about fighting fires.  As well as the varied incidents you could attend such as road traffic collisions and floods, you are just as likely to be carrying out a home safety visit, talking to the community about fire safety or working with our partners to support a campaign.  There will be a number of our current firefighters at each session, who will be happy to answer questions and offer advice.

We particularly welcome individuals from groups that are currently under-represented in our Service.  At present, this includes women and people from ethnic minority backgrounds.  Therefore, although the sessions are open to all and we will aim to accommodate all requests, if places do become over-subscribed, we will give priority to individuals from these groups.

Please don't register to attend if you've already attended a session in January.

If you are unable to attend the taster sessions, but you’d like us to send you information about fitness preparation for the physical aspects of the selection process, please follow the link to the registration form and select the appropriate box.

The taster sessions will be running as follows:-

Location:  Malvern Fire Station, Worcester Road, Malvern, WR14 1TD

Saturday 25 February 2023:  9.45 am - 12.45 pm
Saturday 25 February 2023:  1.45 pm - 4.45 pm

To book a place, click the 'Apply' button below and complete the registration form.

Please note that our Service is committed to facilitating inclusive recruitment processes.  All applicants go through the same selection processes and selection is based on performance, skills and merit.

You do not need to attend a session in order to apply for the wholetime firefighter role.

The registration form for our Firefighter Taster Sessions is not an application form for the wholetime firefighter recruitment process, nor does completing this result in eligibility to apply.

Please click the “Apply” button below in order to book your place.


We've implemented a new system from Monday 4th March which will improve your candidate experience!

There is more information on the WMJobs candidate help page WMJobs Help!

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is responsible for providing day-to-day fire and rescue services across the two counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our stations are staffed by a mix of 'wholetime' firefighters - operating on a full-time basis and providing an immediate response - and ‘on-call’ firefighters who work and live in their local communities and respond to emergency calls whenever they are needed.

There are many interesting career opportunities with us, in Fire Control or one of our non-uniformed specialist support roles as well as being a firefighter.

Non-uniformed staff work in areas including Finance, Community Safety, Training, Human Resources, Information Technology and Workshops. 

Equality and inclusion

We aim to provide equality of opportunity in employment and service delivery and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and sections of society.

Company info
01905 368343
Hereford and Worcester Fire & Rescue Service
Hindlip Park

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