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Wholetime Firefighter

How much does a Wholetime Firefighter get paid?

There are three phases of pay for Wholetime Firefighters:
– As a Trainee (until the end of training) the annual salary is £25,884 (£11.82 basic hourly rate)
– In Development (from end of training until end of apprenticeship) the annual salary is £26,962 (£12.31 basic hourly rate)
– Once Competent (on successful completion of apprenticeship) the annual salary is £34,501 (£15.75 basic hourly rate)

Is child care provision available for the residential element of the basic-training course, or within the workplace, once I start?

Unfortunately not.

What character traits suit a Wholetime Firefighter?

When recruiting for Firefighters we look for people who demonstrate:
– A ‘Can Do’ attitude
– A keen interest in the fire and rescue service
– A willingness to learn
– The ability to communicate effectively with a range of people
– The ability to work in a team environment
– The ability to achieve a good level of physical fitness
– The ability to follow instructions
– The ability to think about the bigger picture in a dynamic and challenging environment.

What are the entry requirements to be a Wholetime Firefighter at Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service?

To apply for a Wholetime Firefighter role you must:

– Be at least 18 years old by the start date
– Hold a full UK driving licence (must have passed test by completion of application)
– Live within 20 miles of the Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes border
– Have Level 2 Functional Skills or GCSE’s in Maths and English Language A* to C (9 to 4) or accepted equivalent
– Be able to swim

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