London Fire Brigade is launching the Multi-Tier Entry (MTE) recruitment scheme, to attract high capability people from different backgrounds to bring in expertise, as well as new leadership and management styles. Chairman of London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority Brian Coleman said: "For the first time talented and experienced people will be able to enter the Fire Service as operational managers, reinforcing the excellent leadership that already exists within the brigade and helping us continue delivering the best possible service to Londoners." Successful candidates will have the opportunity to move from firefighter training to Station Manager in around two years.