Summer Internship Scheme is open for applications

News from: Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS)

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service is seeking motivated young people from ethnic backgrounds that are currently under-represented within the workforce, to take part in the Chairman’s Internship Scheme.

As RBFRS continues to work towards an inclusive culture of equality and diversity, the Service wants to encourage people who may not have considered a career in the Fire and Rescue Sector to explore some of the many roles available to them.

The Service is looking for a number of interns to join the scheme for between five and six weeks in the summer, which can be arranged to fit in with school or college term dates and other individual commitments.

Each intern will have the opportunity to gain valuable real-world work experience and transferable skills that they can take with them into their future careers or academic pursuits. During the programme, interns will take part in learning and development workshops to enhance their skills, as well as visits to operational fire stations across the county.

As part of the scheme, each successful applicant will be paid an hourly wage of £8. They will also receive access to tailored support and flexible working arrangements to help them make the most of their time with the Service.

To qualify for the internship, applicants must live in Berkshire, be between the ages of 16 and 18, and come from an ethnic group that is under-represented in Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

For more information on the internship, the eligibility criteria or how to apply, visit the portal on the website at

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