WDS Firefighter Recruitment  


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The 2016/2017 Wholetime Firefighter Recruitment is currently in progress.


Frequently Asked Questions

I am interested in becoming a Wholetime Firefighter but did not apply for this campaign.  When will you be recruiting next?

If you are interested in becoming a Wholetime Duty System Firefighter you will need to wait until future processes to apply. It is anticipated that the next process will be run in approximately 18 months.  All future Campaigns will be advertised on this website.  Alternatively, you may want to follow us on Twitter @SWFRS_Careers where we post frequent updates on all career opportunities within the Service.

I am a candidate within the process and have sat my Ability Tests, when will I receive the results?

Results will be sent via e-mail no later than the 25th of January.  These results will be sent via e-mail.

I undertook an Eyesight Test when I was at the testing centre and I was advised to visit my optician for clarification that I meet the eyesight/colour perception standards.  What do I need to do next?

After you have visited an Optometrist, please forward your results via e-mail to wds@southwales-fire.gov.uk


What is the timetable for the remaining stages?

Physical And Practical Assessments  - w/c 30th January 2017 + w/c 6th of February 2017

Selection - w/c 27th February 2017 + w/c 6th March 2017 + w/c 13th March 2017 (2 days)

Please note that these dates are subject to change in accordance with the number of candidates involved within the process.


What if I can't make any of the Assessment / Selection dates that are allocated to me?

Due to the numbers involved within the process, it may not be possible to accommodate you at an alternative time. However, please contact us and we will endeavour to help wds@southwales-fire.gov.uk


Where can I find out more about the Physical and Practical Assessments?
Please refer to the Candidate Information Booklet, the Preparatory Fitness Guide and the Firefighter Physical and Practical Test films





Please note: Any enquiries from candidates within this process must be directed to wds@southwales-fire.gov.uk

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E-mail: wds@southwales-fire.gov.uk

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