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Emergency fire service operations apprenticeships

Information about emergency fire service operations apprenticeships.

Firefighters mostly work for local authorities, but can also be found in airports, chemical works, military bases and power stations.

Training opportunities

You’ll learn about the various ways to put out a fire using gas, powder, water or foam. You’ll know how fires can best be prevented and act as an advisor to others.

Recruitment into the Fire Service involves mental and physical tests, as well as a medical exam and interview. You’ll have to be physically fit. The working environment can be very dangerous. You’ll need to climb ladders, remove obstructions and occasionally carry people to safety. You’ll also need to be level-headed, a good communicator and able to take decisive action in emergency situations.

Apply for an emergency fire service operations apprenticeship

You can become an apprentice in England if you’re:

  • 16 or over
  • eligible to work in England
  • not in full-time education