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The search for future firefighters sets its sights on Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets residents are being encouraged to consider whether they’ve got what it takes to become a London firefighter.

The council’s WorkPath employment and training service has launched a new campaign, in partnership with the London Fire Brigade, to find the next generation of recruits to keep the capital safe and informed.

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said: “This is a really exciting partnership and a fantastic opportunity for our residents. I would urge them to consider it carefully.

“I want to particularly encourage women and those from black and minority ethnic backgrounds to get in touch.

“It is important that all our public services reflect the communities they serve and I know the London Fire Brigade is committed to recruiting a workforce that is fully representative.”

WorkPath will be holding an information and insight event next month which interested applicants will be invited to attend. They will be able to meet serving firefighters and get hands-on experience with some of the equipment used in the job.

Those who are still interested in completing a full application will be provided with advice and support from the experienced advisers at WorkPath as they move forward to the formal selection process.

Councillor Motin Uz-Zaman, Cabinet Member for Work and Economic Growth, said: “This is the latest in a series of large scale recruitment campaigns that WorkPath has run in partnership with major employers. It follows on from successful work with organisations including TfL, Travelodge and Hyperoptic.

“By building and growing these relationships, we are delivering on the council’s commitment to provide our residents with greater access to long term jobs and training opportunities.”