DACO Peter Heath answers recruitment questions on twitter
23 November 2017
Senior officer provides personal advice to those wanting to join the SFRS
DACO Peter Heath answered questions this morning - Thursday, November 23 about the upcoming #PeopleLikeYou wholetime firefighter recruitment campaign.
See his answers below:
Q: I've passed all the online exams in the past when applying for the retained when applying again for whole time would I need to sit them again?
Q: Is there a stand out personal attribute that you're hoping to gain from applicants this time round?
Q: Have you any tips and tricks for filling in the application form? and also how likely are you to get posted to your preferred location?
Q: Can people outside the UK apply for a wholetime firefighter position?
Q: 1) In the application and the interview, is it better to focus on situations related to work/study but not to emergencies OR family/friends/voluntary work and emergencies/care 2) tips for those with no experience of practical aspects of selection process
Q: W hat stations are you looking to recruit for and what are the shifts like ?
Q: What is the upper age limit and qualifications needed?
Q: What's the best thing about being a firefighter?
Q: Out of all the initial applications, roughly what percentage move on the mathematical stage?
Q: Is 34 too old to be applying for the role of whole time firefighter?
Q: Would being only 18 affect my chances in comparison to someone who has a bit more life experience?
Q: W ill there be any evening firefighter information events held?
Q: Do you have any advice for people who are going to be applying in the upcoming recruitment process?
Q: Can you wear glasses or contact lenses when being a firefighter?
Q: How many vacancies are known to be available.? will this year be even harder to get in due to the people in last years pool getting priority?
Q: I f I am successful and I am invited to training what would be the training dates?
Q: Can you tell me the salary?
Q: Would having a criminal record for a motoring offence make me ineligible?
Q: Would you say the role of whole time firefighter is now a lot about fire prevention and education?
Q: Based on current and upcoming campaigns, which age group would gaining experience with be most valuable?
Q: M ight using situations drawn from your involvement with disabled people's organisations as a disabled person affect your interview negatively? is any disclosure of disability still secret at interview stage?