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Work Experience

WorkExperience

 

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service recognises its role in providing young people with the skills, attitudes and experience required in the world of work. Through our work experience placements, we aim to provide and encourage each individual to use these skills which they will need in later life.

Work experience offers each individual many advantages, including:

  • Opportunity to develop skills and qualities needed for future employment

  • Experience to offer on application forms and in interview situations

  • Improved prospects for entry to higher education

  • Opportunity to establish new networks and develop existing ones

At present, Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service offer two forms of work experience placements, short and long term. Each individual will then have the opportunity to work in one of the following environments:

Currently the following departments potentially have work experience available, please click on a department to get more information about what they do:

  • The Health and Safety Section comprises of a Safety Coordinator and two Safety Advisors and the primary objective of the team is to ensure that the service is in compliance with its statutory duties as defined by health and safety law, to protect the health and well-being of employees whilst at work and others that may be affected by their acts and omissions.

    The activities carried out by the team are varied and involve monitoring of workplace health and safety standards and the publication of reports on the findings that are circulated to key individuals and groups throughout the organisation.

    The collation of data attained from accident investigations for analysis by the team to identify significant trends where further management intervention may be required. The section also coordinates all aspects of health and safety training ensuring that adequate levels of competence are maintained enabling risk management systems to be effectively implemented.

    Most importantly the section provides a support mechanism for all employees on health and safety issues and internal policy and procedures than underpins the services strategic aim for the prevention of accidents and ill health whilst at work.

    Health and Safety
  • Estates and Facilities

    The main responsibility of Estates and Facilities is to organise the repair and maintenance of all Fire Service properties in line with current legislation.

  • Procurement and Stores
    Procurement and Stores

    Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service stores provides everything you see on both a fire appliance and a firefighter. From hose to helmets, everything is procured through the stores after recommendations from operational advisors.

    We are responsible for supplying all firefighting ensembles (PPE) and ensuring it remains suitable, safe and fit for purpose at all times. This includes measuring all new recruits to the service, supplying them with both PPE and uniform/workwear.

    We support the Service Asset Tracking system, Redkite, which allows knowledge of an items status, location, last use and service schedule. We also support the Service Appliance & Equipment department in procuring new and innovative products for use within the Service.

    The Stores also provides a weekly delivery service to stations and departments fulfilling requisitions/orders raised by stations.

  • Workshops and Fleet
    Workshops and Fleet

    Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service Workshops are responsible for the service, maintenance and repairs to the fleet of vehicles based throughout Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. This number is made up of Heavy vehicles such as Fire Engines, and light vehicles such as cars and vans.

    Our Workshops also provide service, maintenance and repairs for all other equipment used by the Fire Service such as ladders, pumps, cutting equipment, fans and water equipment.

  • Information Management
    Information Management

    The Information Management section conducts a wide variety of information related processes including complaints and concerns from the public, incident reports, Freedom of Information enquiries and document retention; In addition to this the section is responsible for website content and management.

    The Headquarters reception is managed by the staff within the Information Office and provides an initial point of contact for all non-emergency communications throughout the Service as well as performing administrative functions in support of Information Management.

  • Information and Communication Technology
    Information and Communication Technology

    Provides information and communications systems which include computers, phones, mobile communications, computer networking and business systems such as people management, payroll, intranet and email.

  • Civil Contingencies
    Civil Contingencies

    As part of the wider Operational Planning Group it is responsible for ensuring that the Service meets its responsibilities under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004; this involves working with other agencies to plan and prepare for large scale emergencies such as flooding, industrial accidents, fuel shortages and terrorist attacks. In addition it also has responsibility for internal risk management, maintenance of the Corporate Risk Register and business continuity planning (ensuring we can continue our own business during an incident that impacts on the Service).

  • Community Safety Support Group
    Community Safety Support Group

    The Community Safety Support Group has various work streams: Safer Neighbourhoods, schools education and youth engagement, including running several Princes Trust teams; and arson reduction and investigation. Our staff visit vulnerable people to carry out home fire safety checks, and engage with the public at events and educational establishments to promote fire and road safety awareness.

    Please note this department is only available to applicants who are 16 years old or over

  • Operational Planning
    Operational Planning

    As part of the wider Operational Planning Group it is responsible for ensuring that the Service meets its responsibilities under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004; this involves working with other agencies to plan and prepare for large scale emergencies such as flooding, industrial accidents, fuel shortages and terrorist attacks. In addition it also has responsibility for internal risk management, maintenance of the Corporate Risk Register and business continuity planning (ensuring we can continue our own business during an incident that impacts on the Service).

  • Risk Information Advisory Team
    Risk Information Advisory Team

    RIAT are a team who cover several departments for their administration needs. The work is based largely on the risk to Firefighters whether it is their everyday Operational Procedures or the risk to them in commercial buildings. We also assist with any various project work; scanning, inputting, photocopying and monitoring of systems. We also support areas of Community Safety through the Home Fire Safety Check and the Schools Programme.

  • Planning and Performance
    Planning and Performance

    The Data Team work within the Corporate Planning and Performance Team. The main responsibility of this team is to provide data management professional services and support to system users. This includes managing the Firewatch system, Incident recording System (IRS), Corporate Graphical Information System (GIS) and Corporate Addressing. The team also provides Data Protection advice and process engineering. Statistical analysis and reporting services are also carried out using a range of tools.

  • Finance - General
    Finance - General

    The main responsibility of the finance team is to provide financial administration services, including the payment of salaries, fees and expenses, raising orders and the collection of income due.

  • Finance - Accounting
    Finance - Accounting

    The main responsibility of the Finance – Accounting section is to reconcile our bank account and produce annual financial statements.

  • Training
    Training

    The Training and Workforce Development Department provides training, development and assessment of all firefighters across a wide range of areas, including initial training, on-going reviews, incident command, driving and trauma care.

To be considered for short or long term work experience with Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service you must be one of the following:

  • Needing to demonstrate work experience as part of the University and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS)

  • A final year student of secondary school looking for work experience

  • Enrolled on an apprenticeship such as an NVQ in Business, Administration and Finance

  • Undertaking the Public Service Diploma

  • Contemplating a career within the Fire Service

  • Enrolled on the Princes Trust Programme

For more information and requirements for short and long term work experience placements with Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service, click one of the options below.

Short Term
Placement

Long Term
Placement

 

* Whilst Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service are committed to providing young people with work experience, resources and numbers of work experience places within the organisation is limited and therefore we cannot guarantee all applications will be successful. Under no circumstances will learners be working in operational, frontline departments in both short and long term work experience placements.

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