Competency Interview

The interview is the fourth stage of the recruitment process. You must be successful at this stage in order to proceed to the remaining stages of the selection process.

The interview will last up to 1 hour and the main aim of the interview is to gather information about you in relation to various Personal Qualities and Attributes (PQAs) that are required as a Firefighter. The following PQAs will be assessed:

  • Working with Others
  • Commitment to Excellence
  • Commitment to Development
  • Commitment to Diversity and Integrity
  • Confidence & Resilience
  • Openness to Change
  • Effective Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Situational Awareness

Please click here for more detail on each of the PQA areas.

For further information on what is involved in the competency based interview download the full recruitment information booklet.

If you are successful at this stage you may be offered a place on the next trainee course.

Download the full booklet by clicking the link below: