Fire Fighter jobs in the UK
The requirements to become a Firefighter in the UK are pretty easy. You need to have a good level of physical fitness and be in good health. You need a reasonable standard of eyesight and colour perception. Some forms of slight colour blindness are accepted. You also have to be over 18 years old upon starting the job, however, you can apply from 17 years and ten months old. You will be considered in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act if you have no unspent convictions. Every case is considered on its own circumstances should you be successful in the application process to become a Fire Fighter in the UK.
Entry tests to become a Fire Fighter include written tests, physical fitness tests, practical tests, an interview and a medical and eyesight test. To move on to the next stage you must pass the stage before. There are five stages in the process to become a Fire Fighter in the UK :- Completion of The Fire Service Application Form – this is a very detailed application form measured against a national standard of Personal Qualities and Attributes (PQA’s). The PQA’s are a set of competencies judged to be those of an acceptable level for the role of a UK Firefighter.
The next stage is the Firefighter Psychological tests -this requires a number of written psychometric tests to be carried out. They include the National Firefighter questionnaire, a test on working with numbers, one on understanding information, and situational awareness and problem solving test.