UK FRS Recruitment Special Interest Group

The Fire Service College hosted a Special Interest Group on Tuesday 10th July 2018, the third since its formation in May 2017. The Special Interest Group was attended by 13 Fire and Rescue Services from within UK. The discussion topics were mainly focused around online assessment tools for recruiting firefighters - SIFT™ for Firefighter and FRS Ability Tests, the most popular online recruitment tools within the Fire & Rescue Services to date. The occupational psychologists who designed these online assessments gave a review of these online tools. To date we have had approximately 70,000 applicant completions between SIFT and the FRS Ability Tests and have run assessment days in 2018 for Northamptonshire, Royal Berkshire and Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Services.

Other topics of discussion on the agenda were around ADC’s and innovation around these. The day was well attended and well received. The College will hold another Special Interest Group for recruitment later in the year.  If you are interested in attending future events or if you would like any further information please contact

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