London Fire Brigade
4.1 out of 5 stars.
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Excellent organisation to work for. Great comoradary , excellent team mates and great work life balance.It was a pleasure to work there.Excellent hours. Used the gym daily and was extremely fit. Loved every minute of my time at the station.
Pros
Use of gym.
Cons
None to mention.
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30 years i served. Best job ever. Worth everything thd job can throw at you and more. Dont just think it. Do it.Dont go through life wishing youd done it. Go for it. The best job in the world.
Pros
Job satisfaction
Cons
Shifts, nights, working bank holidays, easter, christmas etc
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there are great risks in this job and the main one that your not told about is cancer I have it some of my colleagues have it .risk is very high then the throw you on the heap . Promotion is clicky and management are bullies
Pros
everyone loves firefighters
Cons
risky and rubbish pay
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No day is ever the same. From attending incidents to conducting home fire safety visits and conducting community talks. Very much a team based work environment. Challenging yet hugely rewarding career.
Pros
Team led
Cons
Shift work
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Work long hours due to tight deadlines. Not much work/life balance. Good holiday allowance. More generous than other public sector companies. Over 30 days.
Pros
Holiday Allowance
Cons
Culture
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the staff are friendly but they have an odd culture management changing frequently. My team had 3 line managers and one temporary manager in two months.
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Easy going culture but fast-paced. Stress is manageable but there are easy to follow guidelines available. There is a lot to learn in a short space of time but this is offset by helpful more experienced colleagues
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Enjoyable rewarding bravery no day is the same! Unexpected conditions gets the adrenaline going. Quick thinking, at problem solving is what we train for.
Pros
Community activities
Cons
There are no cons
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Hard job to get into , very physical and mentally demanding, reasonably long process to get to training school. 1 year . 9 weeks basic training and then 2 years trading to become competent
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One of the most exciting jobs available with the tightest of bonds between crews. Unfortunately it seems you have to sell your soul to climb anywhere of importance in the rank structuring.
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Excellent team morale across all functions and supports personal development. Very supportive environment and great team values across organisation. Great
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It's the London Fire Brigade, how much more does anyone need to know. The busy stations are the place to be for excitement and lasting friendships. Money is reasonable, and advancement is fair and available to all.
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Taking a lead and to make judgements across specialist Projects Management M&E maintenance services & technical designs in all projects and ensure compliance with Health & Safety Technical Memorandum in terms of management policy, Site visit, inspection, specialist crane management, Specialised works (Road Closures), working with local authorities obtaining work permeates; validation and verification, operational policy and technical guidance through and associated to CDM 2015. Also building upon Health & Safety Regulation and compliance are adhering, JCT (Joint Contracts Tribunal), Documentation, Mechanical & Electrical specification.
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Lots of travelling
Cons
Too many sites
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A demanding way of life, hours of boring mundain and dull as dishwater work followed by intense action, if you can put up with the rough then the smooth is worth it, I guess.
Pros
uniform provided
Cons
Long hours of boring repetitive work, London weighting is not worth much
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I was , I believe the most qualified medically trained person there? I enjoyed teaching medical emergency situations and management. The job was not just at the training centres but at stations also. The Senior management were retired FireOfficers, who were quick to get rid of you, however if you put them in your place, i bet they could not do your role?
Pros
Training, Fire Service community
Cons
Bad management
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Friendly professional team. Great camaraderie. made everyone feel valued. The project was one of high pressure with tight deadlines however everyone was pleasant and we all worked well together to achieve our deadlines.
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London's fire and rescue service is the busiest in the country and one of the largest firefighting and rescue organisations in the world. LFB can offer lots
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Constantly changing job with different unique challenges every day. I never have a day where I dread going to work.
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The job is very fulfilling and I've enjoyed being part of the emergency services. Shift work is a good balance and the pay reflects this role also. The day to day working conditions are a lot better than some other places I have worked.
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A secure place to work. Secure as in a potential job for life. The recruitment process could do with a lot of work, though.It can be very frustrating and the lack of willing to make the change that is needed makes it even more so.
Pros
Lots of leave
Cons
Lack of progression opportunites
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All duties of firfighting skills with tools and ig machinery. A great bond with work colleagues and a great place to work. Learning new skills and techniques everyday.
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