In past surveys, we discovered in the comments section that a good number of people were saying how hard it is to recruit new staff in the fire industry, but is this really the case? Or is it just the case for certain sectors?
We are launching a new survey to discover the extent of the problem – is hiring more difficult by sector, by job role, or by location?
Maybe hiring is most difficult for Portable Fire Extinguishing Services, but only in the South-West, or maybe it’s a national problem. Or perhaps we’ll discover that hiring is difficult for Fire Alarm Manufacturers, or Installation companies… or maybe all sectors have an issue but only for certain job roles! At this stage, we don’t know, but with your help we can find out.
This survey will help us to understand and pin down EXACTLY what is happening in the fire industry and where the biggest and smallest problems with recruitment lie.
With the information we gather, we will be investigating ways to solve the recruitment problem and developing a potential project aimed at 16-25-year-olds to inform them about careers in the fire industry, thereby rejuvenating the industry with fresh new faces and skills.
The survey has 11 questions and takes roughly 3 minutes to complete (though if you write lots of comments it could vary) – PLUS by entering your details at the end you have the opportunity to win a £50 Amazon voucher.
08 July 2019
By Robert Thilthorpe, FIA Technical Manager
01 July 2019
By David Smith, FIA, FIRESA Secretary
27 June 2019
By Neil Budd, FIA Technical manager