Discover a Career as a Firefighter!

Opening date: April 17, 2024
Closing date: June 29, 2024

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service is running a series of Discover a Career as a Firefighter Sessions this summer to help you find out more about the role.

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service is running a series of Discover a Career as a Firefighter Sessions this summer to help you find out more about the role.

This is an ideal opportunity to come along to find out more about the role, the application process and what life as a Firefighter is like.

If you don’t know much about the fire and rescue service at the moment – don’t worry! These sessions have been designed to give anyone a flavour of the role – whether you’ve thought about it before or not. Firefighter roles will be open to anyone that is 17 and six months or over, and live within a 30-mile radius of the centre of Reading.

  • Session 1 – About the role. Whilst there is no typical day in this job, this session will provide you with an overview of the role of a modern Firefighter and what training is provided to successful applicants.
  • Session 2 – About recruitment. Firefighting is a popular career option, so this session is designed to give you all you need to know about the recruitment process and how you can give yourself the best possible chance of success.
  • Session 3 – Station tour and demonstrations. In the third session, you will have an opportunity to visit a local fire station and meet some of our Firefighters.
  • Session 4 – Have a Go events. This is an opportunity to try some of the physical tests that you’ll need to pass to become a Firefighter.

Sessions will begin on 30 April 2024 and run until 29 June 2024. All sessions are free to attend.

To find out more and register for the sessions, please fill in this online form. Further information can be found on our website.

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