Fancy a career in the fire service? Look no further!

Bucks & MK fire are holding an apprenticeship weekend on the 11 and 12 of March for those who fancy a career in the fire service.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 24th February 2017, 9:23 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 8:44 am
Bucks & MK Fire and Rescue apprenticeship week
Bucks & MK Fire and Rescue apprenticeship week

As part of National Apprenticeship Week, Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire Authority will be showcasing current apprenticeships and providing an insight into those that they plan to offer in the future.

Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service will be celebrating National Apprenticeship Week next in March with a two-day event at Aylesbury Fire Station.

The organisation currently has 25 apprentices working in firefighting roles throughout Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes and in support staff roles at headquarters in Aylesbury.

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These familiarisation days are a great opportunity for anyone interested in a career within the fire and rescue service to come and see if we have a vocation that is right for you.

Apprenticeships are offered in the following sectors:


-Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

-Business Administration

-Information Technology

-Human Resources

=Health and Safety

The familiarisation days aim to give individuals an overview of the various apprenticeships on offer and answer any questions you may have. You will be able to meet current in-post apprentices and discuss their experiences within the service.

Budding firefighters can come and observe a drill, talk to the crews, ask questions and ultimately, get hands on with the equipment. There will also be an opportunity to try some of the role related tests yourself. Following the practical element Bucks & MK fire will hold a Q&A session to answer any questions you may have regarding the apprenticeship scheme as a whole.

Sessions times and dates are as follows:

-Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 March

9am – 12pm: Firefighter familiarisation and practical session.

12pm – 2pm: Support roles information event.

2pm – 5pm: Firefighter familiarisation and practical session.

To book your place at one of these familiarisation sessions, please register your interest [email protected] or call on 01296 744414 by 5 March 2017.