Stage 1 | Candidate registration, realistic job preview & eligibility tests
Thursday 8 March – Monday 26 March 2018
The first element of the online process is to register some basic personal details about yourself before you progress to the realistic job preview.
The realistic job preview is a questionnaire, which presents you with information about the various demands and challenges you may be faced with as a firefighter. The realistic job preview will give you a score based on your response to these questions that indicates how likely you would be suited to the role of firefighter. After completing the realistic job preview you will be asked if you wish to proceed to complete the eligibility questions.
After the eligibility questions have been completed the responses from candidates will be checked and those eligible to continue the process will be sent a link to complete the Behavioural Styles Questionnaire.
Stage 2 | Behavioural Styles Questionnaire
Tuesday 10 April – Monday 16 April 2018
The Behavioural Styles Questionnaire explores your preferred behaviours in a working environment. This test is not timed.
Candidates that pass the Behavioural Styles Questionnaire will be invited to proceed to complete the Situational Judgement Test.
Please see information for completing Behavioural Style Questionnaire here including example question.
Stage 3 | Situational Judgement Test
Tuesday 24 April – Monday 30 April 2018
The Situational Judgement Test measures your judgement and decision making skill in situations you may typically face in the fire and rescue service. This test is not timed.
Candidates that pass the Situational Judgement Test will be invited to proceed to complete the Ability Tests.
Please see information for completing Situational Judgement Test here including example questions.
Stage 4 | Ability Tests (Numerical and Verbal Reasoning)
Tuesday 8 May – Monday 14 May 2018
Each ability test will be timed per question. All questions will have a list of potential answers to choose from, one of which will be the correct answer. The length of each test is between 15-20 minutes long.
Please find below links to practice tests:
Stage 5 | Practical Physical Selection Testing
Monday 4 June – Friday 22 June 2018
Check out our Physical Fitness Guide here in preparation to the testing.
Stage 6 | Assessment Centre & Interviews
Monday 2 July – Tuesday 17 July 2018 (Assessment Centre – includes revalidation of both Ability Tests)
Wednesday 18 July – Wednesday 8 August 2018 (Interviews)
Stage 7 | Medical & HR Checks
Tuesday 14 August 2018 onwards
Baseline Security checks, References, Disclosure Scotland check and Driving License check. Uniform and kit issued.