Dates for on-call firefighters courses

Dates of when we are running courses and assessments for new recruits.

May 2022 on-call initial course

Psychometric assessments

All must be passed by:
Closing date: Friday 18 February
Closing time: 11pm

PPE and workwear measuring

Date: Wednesday 23 February
Time: Time slots will be available throughout the date up until 5.30pm
Location: Kidlington HQ

Practical Assessments:

Date: Saturday 26 February
Time: Morning and Afternoon Sessions available.
Location: Didcot Fire Station

Medicals

Date: Anytime from 28 February 2022 – end of March 2022
Time: To be organised
Location: People Asset Management (PAM), Rewley Road Fire Station, Oxford  

Interviews

Anytime from 28 February 2022 – end of March 2022
Date: To be organised with relevant Station
Time: To be organised with relevant Station
Location: Station you are applying to or via Teams

Contract start date and PPE Workwear Issue

Date: Tuesday 5 April 2022
Time: 3 sessions during the day, morning, lunchtime and afternoon, only 1 to be attended. 2 hours per session.
Location: Kidlington HQ

Induction weekend

Dates: Saturday & Sunday 9 & 10 April 2022
Time: 09.00 – 17.00
Location: Witney Fire Station or Via Teams

Pre-Course Training Evenings (3 in total, all to be attended – to be completed by 9 May 2022)

Dates: To be Organised with relevant Station
Time: To be organised with relevant Station
Location: Station you are applying to or via Teams

Initial Course:

Dates: Week Commencing 9 May 2022 and Week Commencing 16 May 2022
Time: 09.00 – 17.00
Location: Didcot Fire Station, although depending on numbers, there may be additional locations.

September 2022 On Call Initial Course

Psychometric Assessments, all must be passed by:
Closing Date: Friday 24 June 2022
Closing Time: 11 PM

PPE and Workwear Measuring

Date the measuring will take place: Wednesday 29 June 2022
Time: Time Slots will be available throughout the date up until 17.30
Location: Kidlington HQ

Practical Assessments:

Date: Saturday 2 July 2022
Time: Morning and Afternoon Session available.
Location: Didcot Fire Station

Medicals

Date: 4 July 2022 – early August 2022
Time: To be Organised
Location: People Asset Management (PAM), Rewley Road Fire Station, Oxford  

Interviews

Anytime from 4 July 2022 – 26 July 2022
Date: To be organised with relevant Station
Time: To be organised with relevant Station
Location: Station you are applying to or via Teams

Contract start date and PPE Workwear Issue

Date: Tuesday 16 August 2022
Time: 3 sessions during the day, morning, lunchtime and afternoon, only 1 to be attended. 2 hours per session.
Location: Kidlington HQ

Induction Weekend

Dates: Saturday & Sunday 20 & 21 August 2022
Time: 09.00 – 17.00
Location: Witney Fire Station or Via Teams

Pre-Course Training Evenings (3 in total, all to be attended – to be completed by 12 September 2022)

Dates: To be Organised with relevant Station
Time: To be organised with relevant Station
Location: Station you are applying to or via Teams

Initial course:

Dates: Week Commencing 12 September 2022 and Week Commencing 19 September 2022
Time: 9am - 5pm

November 2022 on-call initial course

Psychometric Assessments

all must be passed by:
Closing Date: Friday 19 August 2022
Closing Time: 11 PM

PPE and Workwear Measuring

Date the measuring will take place: Wednesday 24 August 2022
Time: Time Slots will be available throughout the date up until 17.30
Location: Kidlington HQ

Practical Assessments:

Date: Saturday 27 August 2022
Time: Morning and Afternoon Session available.
Location: Didcot Fire Station

Medicals

Date:  September 2022
Time: To be Organised
Location: People Asset Management (PAM), Rewley Road Fire Station, Oxford  

Interviews

Anytime from 27 August 2022 – 30 September 2022
Date: To be Organised with relevant Station
Time: To be organised with relevant Station
Location: Station you are applying to or via Teams

Contract start date and PPE Workwear Issue

Date: Tuesday 11 October 2022
Time: 3 sessions during the day, morning, lunchtime and afternoon, only 1 to be attended. 2 hours per session.
Location: Kidlington HQ

Induction Weekend

Dates: Saturday & Sunday 15 & 16 October 2022
Time: 9am - 5pm
Location: Witney Fire Station or Via Teams

Pre-Course Training Evenings (3 in total, all to be attended – to be completed by 7 November 2022)

Dates: To be organised with relevant Station
Time: To be organised with relevant Station
Location: Station you are applying to or via Teams

Initial Course:

Dates: Week Commencing 7 November 2022 and Week Commencing 14 November 2022
Time: 9am - 5pm

February 2023 on-call initial course

Psychometric Assessments

All must be passed by:
Closing Date: Friday 2 December 2022
Closing Time: 11 PM

PPE and Workwear Measuring

Date the measuring will take place: Wednesday 7 December 2022
Time: Time Slots will be available throughout the date up until 17.30
Location: Kidlington HQ

Practical Assessments:

Date: Saturday 10 December 2022
Time: Morning and Afternoon Session available.
Location: Didcot Fire Station

Medicals

Date: 12 December – early January 2023
Time: To be Organised
Location: People Asset Management (PAM), Rewley Road Fire Station, Oxford  

Interviews – Anytime from 14 December 2022 – 3 January 2023

Date: To be organised with the relevant station
Time: To be organised with the relevant station
Location: Station you are applying to or via Teams

Contract start date and PPE Workwear Issue

Date: Tuesday 24 January 2023
Time: 3 sessions during the day, morning, lunchtime and afternoon, only 1 to be attended. 2 hours per session.
Location: Kidlington HQ

Induction Weekend

Dates: Saturday & Sunday 28 & 29 January 2023
Time: 09.00 – 17.00
Location: Witney Fire Station or Via Teams

Pre-Course Training Evenings (3 in total, all to be attended – to be completed by 20 February 2023)

Dates: To be Organised with the relevant station
Time: To be organised with the relevant station
Location: Station you are applying to or via MS Teams

Initial Course:

Dates: Week Commencing 20 February 2023 and Week Commencing 27 February 2023
Time: 9am - 5pm

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