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Opening Soon: Wholetime Firefighter Recruitment

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) will soon be accepting applications to join our next cohort of Wholetime Firefighter Apprentices.

Firefighters doing a ladder rescue drill with a ladder climbing a drill tower.
Wholetime Firefighter Apprentices graduating at Maidenhead Fire Station in May 2024.

Starting next week, we will be accepting applications to join our friendly and supportive team. Stay tuned for more information about making a difference in your community and beginning a new, exciting and fulfilling career.

To become a Firefighter Apprentice, you need to be 17 years and six months or older at the point of application and 18 years or older when you commence in role. You must also live within a 30-mile radius of the centre of Reading.

Please explore our website to better understand this rewarding role and the benefits of joining our team. You’ll also find details about the application process, frequently asked questions, and how to apply, please visit our page on becoming a Wholetime Firefighter. A further announcement will be published when the recruitment window opens next week.