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Final selection

The following stages form the final selection process for the Wholetime Duty System (Full-time) firefighter recruitment process.

Pre-Employment Checks

You will also be required to:

  • Complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) form (formerly known as a criminal record check)
  • Provide a copy of your driving license
  • Provide verification of your National Insurance number
  • Provide details of two referees
  • Bring documents to show that you have the right to work in the UK


Interviews will consist of four panels made up of two interviewers per panel and interview questions will be based around our Principles and Behaviours: Passion, Leadership, Dependability and Innovation.

Making the final selection

The top candidates from the interview process will then be invited to undertake a medical and fitness test.


Those invited for a medical will be required to complete a pre-employment medical form and can expect to undertake the following tests:

  • Eye sight
  • Drugs and alcohol

Fitness Test

Covox / VO2 max on a fitness bike – This test accurately measures VO2 max involving physical effort sufficient in duration and intensity to fully tax the aerobic energy system.

Initial Training

Initial training will consist of a 14 week training course.           

The recruit training will be located at our Training School in Immingham – Immingham West Fire Station, Rosper Road, South Killingholme, Immingham DN40 3DU

The training course may be partially residential. Flexibility will be allowed for successful applicants, where this will cause them a problem e.g. due to parental/caring responsibilities. If you are in this position, please email

A ceremonial Passing out Parade will then be held at the end of the course where family and friends can be invited and recruits can show off their new found skills and competencies.

Full Time Station Allocation

Recruits will be given their Full Time Station allocation, which could be anywhere within the Humberside boundary and not necessarily close to their home address.  An element of annual leave will be planned in prior to joining the station and watch.

Recruits will then be in development for three years, during which time the Trainee Fire Functions Programme (TFFP) will be undertaken. 

Development – higher rate of pay (currently £23,162) for the 3 year probation period.