In October 2019, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service is recruiting for Wholetime Duty System (full-time) firefighters to start in 2020. Can you be more than the uniform, more than the badge? We are looking for community focused and disciplined individuals who are committed to making Wales a safer place.

We are recruiting Wholetime Firefighters. To be considered, 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 the role.

What can you expect from the role? View the candidate information pack. Read more about being a Wholetime Firefighter.



If you would like to join our team as a Wholetime Firefighter, make sure you register your details and eligibility, as there is high demand for this rewarding role. Registration is open for two days only and takes approximately 30 minutes.

Registration is now closed.

Next steps

Those successfully registered and eligible will then receive an application form by the 18th October. Completed application forms must be received by 11:59 of 27th October 2019.

If shortlisted, successful applicants will then be asked to attend an ability test. Following on from this stage successful candidates will be invited to attend physical and practical tests and then the final stage is an interview. These stages of the process will be held between November 2019 and January 2020. View the recruitment process here. Please note: this is a highly competitive process.

If you have any enquiries, please contact our dedicated Whole-time Firefighter recruitment team by emailing:

Read our frequently asked questions.

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 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

We are also recruiting for on-call firefighters. Read more on firefighter roles here.