During May and June, we are running free online ‘Yes You Can’ sessions for all those interested in a firefighting career.
During the session, you will learn:-
- More about our work at East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service
- What makes a good firefighter
- The recruitment and training process
- How to apply
Being a firefighter is so much more than just putting out fires, it is an immensely rewarding career, in which an individual can develop, irrespective of sexuality, race, or gender, as long as you have the right natural ability and qualities that we are looking for: amongst those are teamwork, enjoyment of engaging with the public and a willingness to learn.
Whilst we can teach you the practical skills needed for a successful career, firefighters need a combination of physical strength and stamina, strength of character and compassion.
Also important are confidence, resilience, an ability to communicate effectively and a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
Some of this we can teach you, some of it is already inside of you – join us to find out more!
Register here for one of the sessions via Eventbrite.
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Women only 'Yes You Can' session
We are hosting online sessions which anyone can join, however we also recognise through our workforce data that women are underrepresented in our service in the firefighter role. For that reason we are running a women only 'Yes You Can' session.
We encourage you to sign up if the session is relevant to you, however we welcome applications from all.
The standards for successful application are the same for everyone.
- Thursday 27th May (7pm-9pm)
Register here for the women only 'Yes You Can' session.
Not sure if becoming a firefighter is for you?
East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFRS) are hosting an online session for people who are interested in learning about a career as a Firefighter. This is an opportunity to speak to your local firefighters, if you are not sure that becoming a firefighter is for you. This session will not cover the recruitment process. To find out more about the recruitment process, please sign up to our Yes You Can event.
Come along to find out more from your local firefighters and staff at ESFRS at this 1 hour informal evening session, where you will get to hear from some of our firefighters and staff networks about working for ESFRS.
We are also hosting an online session which anyone can join, however we also recognise through our workforce data that people who identify as women, LGBT+ and ethnic minorities are underrepresented in our service in the firefighter role. For that reason we are running sessions where these groups can find out more about the role and hear from our staff networks.
To sign up for the "Being a firefighter - Is it for you?" Career Event on Thursday 13th May 7pm-8pm click here.
For the other session dates click here.