Fire service launches new apprenticeship scheme
- Credit: Avon Fire and Rescue Service
Avon Fire and Rescue Service has unveiled its new apprenticeship scheme.
Six new apprenticeship places will be launched in September in a bid to secure a more diverse range of firefighters.
The scheme will see the six individuals develop into fully operational firefighters during the two-year apprenticeship.
They will work within various service departments and gain a broad depth of knowledge into how the service works.
It will include fitness, fire safety and practical skills such as breathing apparatus and ladder training.
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Assistant Chief Fire Officer Simon Shilton said: “Fire services are embracing apprenticeships as a way of enhancing diversity along with developing the skills required for the future and we are looking to do the same.
“This new apprenticeship will allow us to provide a route into the service for people from a variety of backgrounds to develop as firefighters.”
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