Could you become a firefighter apprentice?

PUBLISHED: 13:00 11 March 2019

Avon Fire and Rescue Service launch apprenticeship scheme. Picture: AF&RS

Avon Fire and Rescue Service launch apprenticeship scheme. Picture: AF&RS

Avon Fire and Rescue Service

A new programme for apprentice firefighters has been announced to coincide with National Apprenticeship Week.

Avon Fire and Rescue Service will take on up to six new apprenticeships from September.

The scheme will see them develop into fully operational firefighters during the two-year apprenticeship.

They will work within various departments and gain a broad depth of knowledge into how the service works.

It will include everything from fitness, fire safety and practical skills such as breathing apparatus and ladder training.

Assistant Chief Fire Officer Simon Shilton said: “Fire services are embracing apprenticeships as a way of enhancing diversity along with developing the skills required for the future and we are looking to do the same.

“This new apprenticeship will allow us to provide a route into the service for people from a variety of backgrounds to develop as firefighters.”

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