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Positive Action 

 

An important point, in relation to positive action, is that it is not about giving more favourable treatment to particular groups in the recruitment process, but raising awareness of employment opportunities that exist within our organisation.  Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service firmly believe; and are committed to selection and promotion being based solely on merit.   

Our findings currently show that we are underrepresented by women and people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds in certain areas of our workforce; fire-fighting.  As a result of these findings we carry out positive action initiatives to attract applications from women and people from BAME backgrounds to become firefighters.

If you would like to read about Helen Shaw's experience of training to become a firefighter please click here (.PDF).

If you would like your name added to our positive action contacts list please contact us at diversity@bedsfire.com

 

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