Hundreds compete for four firefighting jobs
MORE than 800 people are vying for just four jobs as full-time firefighters with the Highlands and Islands’ beleaguered emergency service.
The number of applicants was described last night as “huge” considering recent recruitment problems at the service.
Applications for the rare positions – at the HIFRS’s only full-time station, in Inverness – were accepted during one week in July. It was the first time in three years that there has been any recruitment for full-time firefighters.
Candidates’ applications are now being scrutinised before interviews in the next few weeks.
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