Work for WFRS

Yes you can

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service’s firefighters play a huge part in their Communities. We help make Warwickshire be the best it can be by supporting communities, individuals and businesses to stay safe. Members of our communities value the services we offer and we are recruiting new members to our great team now. We support our communities in many different ways, ranging from prevention work through to responding to incidents.

Applicants will need to have a strong desire to support the local community, an enthusiasm for working as part of a team, as well as a desire to learn and develop new skills.

The role of a firefighter is wider than responding to emergencies. Some of the other areas of work include:

  • Safe and Well checks for vulnerable people across the community
  • Educating young drivers to help minimise the risk of accident and injury
  • Workplace fire safety inspections to help reduce risk across the Warwickshire
  • Supporting our blue light colleagues in Ambulance and Police, from dealing with medical emergencies and searching for missing people to dealing with Road Traffic Collisions
  • Road and Fire Safety presentations at schools and local events
  • Rescuing both people and animals when they are facing real danger, wherever they may be. These might be rescues from height, confined spaces or water

Of course, we do respond to emergencies and as part of your development you will learn new skills and techniques that help keep you safe. Firefighters learn a great deal throughout their career as part of their ongoing development and successful applicants will need to be committed to their personal development.

We are looking for people who share our values and who continually demonstrate these values in their behaviours:

  • High performing
  • Collaborative
  • Customer focused
  • Accountable
  • Trustworthy

So if you’re interested in a career that provides varied work activities, supported by training and development opportunities, a career within Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service is for you.

We recognise that diversity is a strength, helping us to better connect with and serve our local communities, so we welcome applications from all members of the community. We are dedicated to enabling each employee to be the best they can be, and committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. 

Read more about inclusion in our recruitment.

As a member of Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service, you’ll support communities and make a real difference to people’s lives.

It’s an exciting time to be a part of our Service and if you think you’ve got what it takes to become a Wholetime Firefighter, we want to hear from you.

What else do I need to know?

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service has a number of Stations that provide wholetime cover (24 hours a day/seven days a week) in Nuneaton, Rugby, Leamington, Stratford, Coleshill, Atherstone, Gaydon and Alcester.

You will be placed at stations where there are vacancies, but it's worthwhile being aware that our firefighters may also be required to transfer and work at other stations in the county. Further information on the different types of shift systems can be found on our recruitment webpage.

To be considered you must:

  • be 18 years of age (at the beginning of your training course)
  • A full UK driving licence is essential to become a Wholetime Firefighter.
  • have the ability to communicate at ease with members of the public

Our recruitment programme seeks to secure talent from a diverse background to provide the service with a range of skills and abilities. This includes different pathways for individuals who have previous operational experience, which will allow them to apply for vacancies in the future that are non-apprenticeship training related.

WFRS value the commitment and expertise of individuals with operational experience and would strongly encourage candidates who meet this criterion to apply as and when these alternative opportunities arise.

What happens after I apply?

If you are successful at application stage, you will need to pass some psychometric selection tests. The assessments are administered online; you can find out more about these types of assessment and have a go at some practice questions by visiting:

The recruitment process is currently closed. Details of future recruitment campaigns will be published when next available.

If you have any further questions, please contact us at FFrecruitment@warwickshire.gov.uk.