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Fancy yourself as a firefighter? Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service are recruiting

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Fancy yourself as a firefighter?

Cumbria County Council’s Fire and Rescue Service is recruiting four firefighter apprentices.

Applicants undergo a rigorous selection process - including written and physical fitness tests, and successful candidates undertake an extensive training programme starting in February 2019.

After successfully completing this training they then work alongside firefighter crews throughout the county.

CFRS has recruited a number of firefighter apprentices in recent years and the vast majority have gone on to secure permanent full-time jobs, either as firefighters within CFRS or with other employers in the county.

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“This is a fantastic opportunity to join Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service and receive full training to carry out the work of a firefighter. We are fully committed to our apprenticeship programme and offer a career path that can often lead to a permanent full-time firefighter role.”

– Roger Exley, CFRS Station Manager