Prepare for the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Written Test

Applying for a job in the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue and need some help getting to grips with the recruitment process? You have come to the right place! Here we will show you how to best prepare for a Manchester fire service job as a full time or retained firefighter position.
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There are a number of different stages in the Greater Manchester fire service recruitment process and you have to do well in each of them in order to give yourself the best chance of getting a firefighter job. Remember that. Greater Manchester fire service vacancies are limited, and they only come up periodically. Make sure you perform at your best by practicing everything that you can.

Greater Manchester Fire Service Recruitment Process

One aspect of the recruitment process that applicants find difficult are the firefighter written tests. These are a series of standardised tests that most fire services in the UK use to assess your verbal, numerical and situational judgement skills.

For a full rundown on each of these tests see our dedicated page on the firefighter written test.

Other stages of the Greater Manchester fire service recruitment include:

Application Form: Here you have to complete general details such as your contact information, education and work eligibility.

Application sift: You are then sent an email, hopefully confirming your success and asking you to attend the firefighter assessment centre.

Firefighter Written Tests

In the morning session of the assessment centre you will sit a series of firefighter aptitude tests that test your numerical, verbal and thinking skills. There are four different tests in this series and they are:

Have a look at our blog that goes through example questions along with full explanations giving you a great place to start your preparation.

Firefighter Physical Ability Tests: These are a series of challenges to ensure that you have the physical capability to be a firefighter. There are seven tests in this section of the firefighter recruitment and you have to pass all of them.

Greater Manchester Fire Service Basic Requirements

There are a number of prerequisites that you need to have in order to start your application to the Greater Manchester fire service. They are:

  • Minimum 18 years of age.
  • Have a full driving license.
  • Eligibility to work and live in the UK.
  • Good colour vision.

There are other requirements and skills that you must demonstrate but these will be assessed throughout the job application.

How can JobTestPrep help you?

JobTestPrep has earned a reputation of providing high quality practice materials for psychometric and aptitude testing across many fields. We offer firefighting written test practice packs to give you the best chance of success. We look forward to helping you out with your application for Greater Manchester fire service jobs.

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