Expression of Interest - GMFRS Wholetime Firefighter



Join Our Team and Ignite Your Potential!


Are you passionate about making a positive impact? Are you ready to be part of something greater? Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service (GMFRS) are calling on aspiring Firefighters to express their interest in joining our dedicated team.


Do You Have What It Takes?


As an essential part of our emergency response system, Firefighters play a crucial role in safeguarding lives, property, and the environment. As well as fighting fires, Firefighters attend other emergencies such as road, rail and air traffic accidents, chemical spills, floods, and terror attacks. We place a firm emphasis on fire prevention, and our Firefighters spend a great deal of time promoting fire safety within the community. Through our free Safe and Well checks, Firefighters visit homes, assess their risk from fire, check smoke alarms, and advise people on how best to plan their escape routes in case of fire.



Seeking Career Progression?


After you've completed your two-year apprenticeship, you'll become a fully qualified Firefighter. At GMFRS, there are lots of opportunities for career progression and to develop your skills. You can apply for a promotion to become a Crew Manager and then a Watch Manager, or you can apply for a range of specialist roles within the Service. Firefighter annual salaries start from Trainee level and increases within your first 2 years (minimum):

  • Trainee Firefighter: £27,178.
  • Development Firefighter: £28,310.
  • Fully qualified Firefighter: £36,226. 


Ready to Take the First Step? Join Us:


Step 1 - Registration Process:

Sign up using our expression of interest form. Your details will be added to our Firefighter database and you will receive an email with information on how to book your Taster Day and become eligible for the application process. 


Step 2 - Taster Day Experience:

During the Taster Day, immerse yourself in the firefighter experience, interact with current Firefighters, participate in role-related tests, gain first-hand awareness of the physical fitness requirements and understand the functional skills needed to excel in the process. 


Step 3 – Application:

Apply to your Firefighter recruitment process and take the first steps towards starting your new career. 


Get inspired, register your interest, and be part of a team that makes a real difference!


For more information visit our Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service website for more information or our @ManchesterfireGovUK YouTube channel. 

Expression of Interest - GMFRS Wholetime Firefighter
Location: GMFRS Training and Development Centre
Salary From: £27,178
Posted: 08/11/2019
Closing Date: Ongoing