Two-day event to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week

Wed 22 Feb, 2017



Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service will be celebrating National Apprenticeship Week next month 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.

A series of information and "hands-on" sessions will take place on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 March to showcase the work of these apprentices and to provide an insight into apprenticeship opportunities that Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service plans to offer in the future.

Chief Fire Officer Jason Thelwell said: "This is an excellent opportunity to find out more about a range of rewarding and respected roles in the community.

"You will be able to learn about how we change people's lives for the better every day, and how we do so much more than just putting out fires.

"Apprenticeships are for everyone, not just younger people. We have already created a number of exciting opportunities for apprentices and we want to go on creating these opportunities." 

Both days will feature two firefighter familiarisation and practical sessions and an information session looking at support staff roles.

Places are limited and must be booked by Sunday 5 March. Click here for more details if you would like to find out more or attend.

Although there are currently no apprenticeship vacancies within Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service, details of how to apply for future apprenticeship opportunities will be published in the Recruitment section of this website as soon as they are available.