Opportunity for Keen Youngsters within Dorset Fire Service
7:23am 8th July 2014
Dorset Fire and Rescue are launching an apprenticeship scheme.
They'll be taking on five new young recruits for two years who will gain qualifications while they're with the service.
Its' hoped the scheme which is in partnership with Kingston Maurward College will encourage more young people to take up a career as a professional firefighter.
Chief Fire Officer Darran Gunter told Wessex FM: "I am delighted that Dorset Fire Authority approved the development of the Operational Firefighter Apprenticeship scheme. This exciting new project is not only going to allow the service to address our ageing workforce concerns but also support the training and development of young people in our communities. This will be a fantastic opportunity for five young people in Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole allowing them to gain a number of qualifications and potentially a career as a professional firefighter. Whilst all public services face a very challenging future, we must continue to ensure that wherever possible we provide opportunities for local young people. I look forward to welcoming our five apprentices to DFRS over the coming months."