Starting on 29 January 2024, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service is recruiting for Wholetime Duty System (full-time) Firefighters. Is it your ambition to say “I am a Firefighter”? Can you be more than the uniform, more than the badge? We want to hear from you! We are looking for people who want to make a difference within their community, who are disciplined and focused and can help us keep South Wales a safe place to live, work and travel. 

As part of our process, you will need to demonstrate that you share our Core Values and are prepared to commit to the level of training and fitness required to meet the challenging demands of this important role.

What can you expect from the role?

Read more about being a Wholetime Firefighter.

Watch our full video below:

Next steps: how to apply

Applications via our Core HR e-recruitment system are now open until midday on Monday 19th February.

For help on how to complete an application in our Core HR system, please view this video: 

If shortlisted, successful applicants will be invited to attend an ability test. Following on from this stage, successful candidates will be asked to attend physical and practical tests before the final stage, which is an interview. These stages of the process will be held between late March and May 2024.

Please note: this is a highly competitive process.

If you have any enquiries please carefully read our Frequently Asked Questions and Answers document. If your question is not answered by the document, please contact our dedicated Wholetime Firefighter recruitment team by emailing:

Working with South Wales Fire and Rescue Service

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service recognises the value of having a diverse workforce and encourages applicants from all members of our communities to apply.  At South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, we know embracing genuine equality and diversity is an ongoing journey.

We asked some of our Firefighters what they enjoy about the role. View their short videos below:

We are passionate about:

  • Making everyone in our communities safer
  • Being an employer that reflects all the people we serve
  • Treating both the public and our staff with dignity and respect

View our WDS information book here.

We are also recruiting for On-Call Firefighters. Read more on Firefighter roles here.