Dates for on-call firefighters courses

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

February 2020 course

Psychometric assessments: Must be completed and passed online by 2 November 2019.

Practical assessments: 16 November 2019 at Didcot Fire Station

Medicals: 1-31 December 2019

Interviews: To be completed at station by 24 December 2019

PPE and workwear measuring: 27 November 2019 at Kidlington HQ 4pm

Contract start date and pre-induction afternoon: 7 January 2020 at Kidlington HQ 4-7 pm.

Induction Saturday: 11 January 2020 at Witney Fire Station 9am - 5pm 

Pre-course training evenings (3 in total, all to be attended): To be organised locally to be completed by 3 February 2020

Initial course: 3-7 and 10-14 February 2020 at Didcot Fire Station 9am - 5pm (dependent on numbers of recruits)

April 2020 course

Psychometric assessments: Must be completed and passed online by 20 January 2020.

Practical assessments: 25 January 2020 at Didcot Fire Station

Medicals: During February 2020

Interviews: To be completed at station in February 2020

PPE and workwear measuring: 26 February 2020 at Kidlington HQ 4pm

Contract start date and pre-induction afternoon: 24 March 2020 at Kidlington HQ 4-7 pm.

Induction Saturday: 28 March 2020 at Witney Fire Station 9am - 5pm 

Pre-course training evenings (3 in total, all to be attended): To be organised locally to be completed by 20 April 2020

Initial 4 day course: 20 and 27 April 2020 at Didcot Fire Station 9am - 5pm (dependent on numbers of recruits)

June 2020 course

Psychometric assessments: Must be completed and passed online by 23 March 2020.

Practical assessments: 28 March 2020 – Didcot Fire Station

Medicals: During April 2020

Interviews: To be completed at station in April 2020

PPE and workwear measuring: 22 April 2020 at Kidlington HQ 4pm

Contract start date and pre-induction afternoon: 19 May 2020 at Kidlington HQ 4-7 pm.

Induction Saturday: 23 May 2020 at Witney Fire Station 9am - 5pm 

Pre-course training evenings (3 in total, all to be attended): To be organised locally to be completed by 15 June 2020 

Initial 4 day course:  15-19 and 22-25 June 2020 at Didcot Fire Station 9am - 5pm (dependent on numbers of recruits)

September 2020 course

Psychometric assessments: Must be completed and passed online by 15 June 2020.

Practical assessments: 20 June 2020 – Didcot Fire Station

Medicals: During July 2020

Interviews: To be completed at station in 2020

PPE and workwear measuring: 8 July 2020 at Kidlington HQ 4pm

Contract start date and pre-induction afternoon: 11 August 2020 at Kidlington HQ 4-7 pm.

Induction Saturday: 15 August 2020 at Witney Fire Station 9am - 5pm 

Pre-course training evenings (3 in total, all to be attended): To be organised locally to be completed by 7 September 2020 

Initial 4 day course: 7-10 and 14-19 September 2020 at Didcot Fire Station 9am - 5pm (dependent on numbers of recruits)

February 2021 course

Psychometric assessments: Must be completed and passed online by 26 October 2020.

Practical assessments: 31 October 2020 - Didcot Fire Station

Medicals: During November and early December 2020

Interviews: To be completed at station in November and early December 2020

PPE and workwear measuring: 18 November 2020 at Kidlington HQ 4pm

Contract start date and pre-induction afternoon: 5 January 2021 at Kidlington HQ 4-7 pm.

Induction Saturday:  9 January 2021 at Witney Fire Station 9am - 5pm 

Pre-course training evenings (3 in total, all to be attended): To be organised locally to be completed by 1 February 2021.

Initial 4 day course: 1-4 and 8-11 February 2021 at Didcot Fire Station 9am - 5pm (dependent on numbers of recruits)