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Recruiting in a time of Covid

Ellen Culhane

 

Even though the competition is fierce and the process tough, every year thousands of people apply to become a firefighter. Ellen Culhane tells FIRE about the recent joint recruitment by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service as they try out new approaches to increase the diversity of their latest intake in the middle of a pandemic.

Whether it is keeping calm under pressure, taking pride in giving something back to our communities, or getting a buzz out of being part of a dedicated team, everyone at Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service has their own reason for coming to work. It is our ambition to create a truly inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected. By respecting and valuing each other’s ideas and contributions, we can create an organisation that performs even better.

This is our starting point for recruitment. We want to find people who can be their best. We discover what makes people tick and help them to match that with what we need.hether it is keeping calm under pressure, taking pride in giving something back to our communities, or getting a buzz out of being part of a dedicated team, everyone at Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service has their own reason for coming to work. It is our ambition to create a truly inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected. By respecting and valuing each other’s ideas and contributions, we can create an organisation that performs even better.

Just like every other fire and rescue service, we do not struggle to get people to apply to be firefighters. What we do find challenging is attracting people to apply from all sectors of the community.

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