Following the Government’s announcement on the 14 June 2015 stating their intention to enshrine in law, the commitment to create three million apprenticeships by 2020, and for public sector bodies to play a mandatory role in achieving that commitment, Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Fire Authority (BMKFA) have approved the introduction of an Authority-wide Apprenticeship scheme.
The decision to introduce an apprenticeship scheme was taken at a meeting of the BMKFA Executive Committee held on the 29 July 2015. The scheme will recruit and develop young people into career pathways across the Service, in areas as diverse as Business Administration and Vehicle Technician on the support services side of the organisation, to those employed in delivering our services directly to the communities we serve in Business Fire Safety Advisor, Community Safety Advisor and Firefighter roles.
Peoples and Organisational Development (POD) has established the new Apprenticeship model into the Service. The first cohort has already graduated from the Fire Service College.