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Bradford College

West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service have teamed up with Skillshouse, Forster College and the Job Centre to transform lives.

West Yorkshire Fire Service Academy

We have a large number of vacancies to join our service. We’re looking to find exceptional people from all backgrounds to join us to serve and protect communities across West Yorkshire.

To make sure you have the best opportunity to be selected, why not join our Fire and Rescue Academy to make sure you meet the requirements to join our teams?


Functional skills Maths and English up to level 2
Your fitness
Equality & Diversity awareness
Mental Health First Aid
Interview skills
Backup plan if not successful this time
Essential digital skills
Customer service skills

We employ professionals in many areas of expertise, including:

Control Operators
Inspection Officers
On-call firefighters
Station Clerks
Support Staff
Urban Search and Rescue
Wholetime Firefighter

Interview and Application Support Sessions

If you need help with your application or the interview process, we are here to help. There are specialist sessions available to support you through the process.

Please book your place through Eventbrite.

Drop-in Sessions at Forster Adult Learning Centre:

Monday 20th June, Monday 27th June.

These sessions will last approximately 2 hours with slots from 2pm – 4pm and 5pm – 7pm.

Application Support Sessions (both in person and online):

Tuesday 14th June, 6.30pm – 8pm (Location TBC).

Saturday 18th June, 11am – 1pm at the Forster Adult Learning Centre.

Saturday 18th June, 2pm – 4pm via Microsoft Teams.

Wednesday 22nd June, 6.30pm – 8pm (Location TBC).

Wednesday 29th June, 6.30pm – 8pm.

Play and Learn Application Support Sessions (Single Parent Sessions):

Saturday 25th June, 11am – 1pm at the Bradford Fire Station.

Thursday 30th June, 3pm – 6pm at the Forster Adult Learning Centre.

Please book your place through Eventbrite.

Wednesday 18th May, 12pm – 1pm via Microsoft Teams.

Wednesday 18th May, 6.30pm – 7.30pm both in person and via Microsoft Teams at the Fire Service HQ.

Saturday 21st May, 11am – 12pm via Microsoft Teams.