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Could you be a firefighter? Positive action days to attract females and ethnic minorities to fire and rescue service


North Wales Fire and Rescue Service is hosting two Positive Action days at Rhyl Community Fire Station on 19th August and 7th September to encourage women and those from black or ethnic minority backgrounds to consider a career as a firefighter.


The Service aims is to achieve a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community it serves, and in turn helps to deliver the best possible fire and rescue service to the people of North Wales.


Llinos Gutierrez Jones, Human Resources Manager, explains: “Presently the number of our employees who are women or people from black and ethnic minority backgrounds is significantly lower than we would like for a modern fire and rescue service.


“With this in mind we will be hosting two positive action days aimed specifically at raising awareness amongst identified under-represented groups within our workforce - these include women and people from black and ethnic minority groups.


“The day is intended to provide those attending with an opportunity to gain an insight into the career of a firefighter and our selection process.


“Positive action does not guarantee that anyone of a specific sex or race will gain employment – all members of staff are employed on merit and are expected to achieve the same standards.


“If you are embody one of these under-represented groups and are interested in a career as a firefighter, please call us on 01745 535292 – places on the open day are limited.”


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