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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.


Vacancy – Improvement Technician Apprentice

  • Apprenticeship – 12-14 months fixed term
  • Salary – £170 per week
  • Hours – full-time, 37 hours per week
  • Location – Central HQ, 197 Eyre Street, Sheffield, S1 3FG

At South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue we always strive to be the best we can be and offer the highest quality of services we can to our communities.

As part of our ongoing journey we are seeking applications for the role of Improvement Technician Apprentice within our Operational Support Team. This role will work across the organisation collating data, undertaking research and proposing new and innovative solutions to make our service more efficient and effective.

The successful candidate will undertake the Improvement Technician Level 3 Apprentice Standard which will focus on tools and strategies about making businesses work better and could lead to higher level professional qualifications or apprenticeships in this area.

We are seeking applicants who are interested in not just identifying areas for improvement but who can see the bigger picture, make connections and can propose new ideas and ways of working. Applicants will need a high attention to detail, the ability to learn to work with new systems and data and a confident attitude. If you’re curious and ready for a new challenge we’d love to hear from you!

A job description and person specification can be found here.

To apply, download an application form here.

Closing date – 5pm on Tuesday 20 August 2019.

This content was last updated on August 06th, 2019