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Essential criteria

To be eligible to apply for the position of a firefighter, applications will only be considered if all of the following criteria are met (relevant checks will be undertaken during the recruitment process):

  • You must be 18 years old (or older) at the point of application
  • You must live in Northamptonshire
  • You must have a full driving licence valid for the UK due to the possibility of travelling between stations for cover work
  • You must be able to permanently live and work in the UK without any restrictions
  • You must be able to pass a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

Please note: If you are successful and do not possess the requisite qualifications in Maths and English, you will be supported and required to undertake the level 2 Maths and English qualification. You will also need to study for and pass the Institute of Fire Engineering (IFE) level 2 Operations Exams.


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