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Step Three: Interview

Candidates who successfully complete the group exercise will be invited to interview. 

The main aim of the interview is to find out about you and your motivation to become a firefighter. The interview will be conducted by two people who will take it in turns to ask you questions about you and your experience, taking a set of notes to ensure a record is kept of the examples you give.

Interview questions will be behavioural based, during the interview you will be asked to give examples of when and how you have demonstrated the behaviours that are important for potential firefighters, in line with RBFRS’ Behavioural Competency Framework. You should answer based on your personal experience. More information about the interview structure and how to prepare will be sent to those invited for the interview.

During this stage of the process, you may also be invited to complete online functional skills tests that will enable you to demonstrate your knowledge and skills applicable to the role (e.g. English and Maths).

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service is committed to equality of opportunity. If you would like information on the adjustments that can be made at this stage of the application process, please contact