Disability Confident Committed Employer
Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Authority is a Disability Confident Committed employer.
There is so much more to being a Firefighter than fighting fires. Your role can include attending fires, floods, road traffic collisions and providing medical responses; to educating the community, maintain equipment and completing paperwork.
Once competent there are opportunities for development in alternative roles and learning new skills for example, community safety, training and more specialised skills. Promotion can be achieved once competence is demonstrated in your existing role, through enrolment onto one of our specific managerial development programmes.
An Optometric Assessment form is included with your application form, which must be completed by an Optician.
Recruits must fulfil the following visual standards:
No, there are no maximum or minimum height restrictions
You do not require any formal qualifications to apply for the On-Call Firefighter post. The Service has its own ‘ in-house’ tests. (See Stage 2 of Selection Process)
There is a physical assessment as part of the selection testing. (See Stage 2 of Selection Process)
Links to practice tests will be sent out once you are invited to the tests.
Online support is also available and prep books can be purchased online. This is a worthwhile investment as they provide hints and tip. These are not provided by MAWW but there are plenty out there. This is the individual’s decision.
The Service is currently predominantly looking for individuals who can provide some level of On-Call cover during the daytime. However, this may vary from station to station. The hours of availability you are able to provide can be discussed in depth during your initial meeting with your Station Liaison Officer.
There will also be drill nights, training courses and community safety tests that you will be paid to attend.
Once your hours of availability have been deemed suitable you will be invited to attend the following upon successful completion on each stage:
Your application will be kept on file until a suitable vacancy arises- the service will contact you.
You will receive feedback and be invited for re-assessment in the area(s) of the test
There are 5 stages: Sift, Ability Tests, Physical and Practical Assessments, Selection and Medical. Full details of the process and what you can expect can be found in our Recruitment Pack
If you have entered the process via our Online Registration and have met the basic Eligibility Criteria, you will receive an e-mail inviting you to complete our On-Line assessment. Details for the assessments can be found in the Information Pack
Pay for Wholetime Firefighters can be found here
Wholetime Firefighters work a 224 rota. This involves 2 days, 2 nights and 4 days off. The Service operate a rota system with a requirement to work anti-social hours, weekends and public holidays.