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If you meet the criteria above, you can apply during our next recruitment period.
You don’t need any particular qualifications to become a firefighter, however you’ll be expected to sit tests at a similar level to English and Maths GCSEs, along with a test to assess your mechanical reasoning.
Mechanical reasoning tests are generally used during the recruitment process for jobs related to engineering, the emergency services and the army, amongst many others. They are typically used to assess how well you can solve problems in a practical environment. You can see some practice questions, with answers, here: Mechanical reasoning practice questions PDF.
Other than good fitness levels, the diverse role of a firefighter means we’re looking for people with the following skills and personal qualities: