The Job – want a career with great prospects for progression?


Firefighters require a degree of physical strength and fitness, but this is just one part of the story.

Firefighting isn’t just about fires. Our role has developed and so has our place in the community. We’re team members, teachers, communicators, community-minded, protectors and role models – firefighting is a diverse and rewarding career. One thing’s for sure – you won’t be bored or sitting around an office all day. Whether you’re out at an incident, inspiring and advising the community about safety or brushing up on your skills and training, there’s always something to keep you on your toes. 

Your shift patterns are regular, but no two days are the same when you’re a firefighter. As well as the varied incidents you could attend, such as road traffic collisions and floods, you are just as likely to be carrying out a home safety visit, talking to the community about fire safety, or working with our partners to support a campaign.
 


Applications are now closed as we’ve reached 1200. Thanks for your support and interest and good luck to everyone who applied.

Once you’ve registered you’ll receive an email and text message confirming you have secured one of the 1200 places.

The next step is to complete information on your employment history, references, criminal convictions and equality and diversity monitoring info – you have until midday Friday 26 April to submit this.

If you have any issues please email fire.professionals@essex-fire.gov.uk or call 01376 576445.