PQA Interview

The purpose of this interview is to assess your experience in relation to five of the Firefighter PQA’s which are:

  • Commitment to Diversity and Integrity
  • Commitment to Development
  • Commitment to Excellence
  • Working with Others
  • Effective Communication

This is where we get to talk face to face and find out more about your qualities and experiences. The interview will last for 45 minutes and be run using a panel of two Fire Service personnel. You will be asked questions relating to your knowledge, skills and attributes to determine your suitability for the role.
The Interview Practice Booklet is available by following the link for use prior  to the interview.  This will provide information on the nature of the interview and allow you to familiarise yourself with the types of questions that will be asked.


Before the interview…

  • Set aside some time and read the practice booklet prior to your interview
  • Make sure you confirm the time, date and location of the interview and try to arrive early
  • If you are unable to make the interview, contact the recruitment department as soon as possible
  • Use your application form to think of potential questions and the responses you might give

During the interview…

  • Try to relax, it’s understandable that you may be nervous and the interviewers will understand
  • Ensure you speak clearly and slowly, this means the interviewers will be able to note everything you say
  • It’s ok to take a few moments before answering a question
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for the question to be repeated, you want to make sure your response is relevant