South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
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Apprentices form a core part of our workforce strategy within South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue and we are building in new positions as we review and change our services. Our apprenticeships are offered within a range of our business area including; Business Administration, Human Resources, Electrical, ICT, Vehicle Workshops and a variety of other service improvement roles. These will be advertised on our website as individual opportunities become available.

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking applications from those with a real drive to provide high quality services to make the public of South Yorkshire safer and who have a passion for learning new skills and helping others.

Our Core Behaviours of Honesty, Integrity and Respect underpin all of the work that we do and we will seek these within those we recruit.

SYFR welcomes applications from all sections of our community. We know that a diverse workforce brings new skills and ideas into our service and helps us to understand the needs of our communities better and ensure that we offer services which really meet the specific needs of our service users. We particularly welcome applications from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME), LGBT candidates and those with disabilities as these groups are currently underrepresented within our workforce.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

In relation to disabilities we offer a Guaranteed Interview Scheme (more information on this can be found here and can offer a range of reasonable adjustments (as relevant to each role) to ensure that staff members from all backgrounds can fully bring their individual abilities, strengths and passions to work and feel fulfilled in the contribution that they make.

If you feel that you need any adjustments in relation to any application or selection process, or wish to speak to someone in confidence about this please contact us on 01142 532811.

Current Apprentice vacancies

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue is seeking two apprentices to provide administration support to our Community Safety Team based at our Lifewise Centre, Hellaby, Rotherham, and also at our Command Head Quarters, Eyre Street, Sheffield. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join our Community Safety Team which provides front line education and guidance on fire safety and wellbeing to the communities of South Yorkshire.

Further Information

The Job Description & Person Specification provides further information about what this apprentice role involves and  can be found here. For more information about the role contact Amanda Thompson on 07771 500729 or Claire Walsh on 07768 418022.

Further information about SYFR Apprenticeships and the work that we do as a service can be found here:

Working Week

37 Hours per week. Monday to Thursday (09:00 – 17:00), Fridays (09:00 – 16:30) 27 Days Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays

(Apprentices will be able to work on a flexi time system with a personal responsibility for ensuring excellent time management and work attendance, in addition to full attendance at all learning events, tutor and assessment sessions in line with the requirements for successful completion of the apprentice standard.)

Personal Qualities

  • We are looking for candidates who have:
  • An enthusiastic approach to work and learning
  • A professional approach to work including excellent attendance, timekeeping and with a high attention to detail
  • Team players
  • Passionate about helping others
  • Interested in making South Yorkshire Communities Safer and Stronger
  • Those who act in line with our SYFR Core Behaviours: Honesty, Integrity & Respect

Skills Required

Information Technology, Administration Skills, Communication Skills, Team Building Skill 

Future Prospects

Potential to apply for further roles within South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service. Further training as required for the position.

Training to be Provided

Qualification: Business Administration Apprenticeship Level 3 Additional Qualifications:

NVQ Business Administration L2 (new recruits) or NVQ BA L3 (existing staff who already have NVQ BA L2) plus Functional Skills at Level 2 in English and Maths Assessment: Knowledge test, project and portfolio of evidence Education Method(s): Delivered in your workplace, a college tutor will visit every month; review meetings with the tutor, apprentice and their manager will be scheduled every 8-12 weeks

Important Other Information:

Pay£170 per week for the first year and continuing for those under 18 during their apprenticeship. This will however move to the minimum wage for the age of the apprentice from year 2 onwards for those over 18.

How to apply

If you meet the essential criteria and wish to apply for the role, please follow the link below to the application process

Closing date for Applications is Friday 15 January 2021

All applications will be given equal consideration. 

If you have any problems with the application process you can contact our Recruitment Team at 

All applications will be given equal consideration and we particularly welcome applications from individuals from Black or Minority Ethnic backgrounds (BME), women, those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT) or are registered as disabled as these groups are currently underrepresented within our workforce. SYFR also offer a guaranteed interview scheme in relation to disability and further details of this can be found on our website.

Please note the appointment is subject to successful pre-employment screening i.e. asylum and immigration check, references, medical screening, substance misuse testing and Disclosure Scotland Criminal Records Check or Enhanced DBS check (formerly CRB) if applicable.

If you require any of our recruitment documents in larger print please contact our recruitment team as above.

This content was last updated on December 18th, 2020