This exercise is delivered by VCA Ltd, using our highly qualified and experienced assessors. Our team can assess up to 40 candidates per day, returning preliminary results at the end of each day.
The Selection Interview
VCA has designed an interview for use within the Firefighter Selection process and delivered this for Northamptonshire FRS in 2017 and 2018. The project used VCA’s team of external assessors and applicants were invited to attend the recruitment process at the Fire Service College at Moreton-in-Marsh.
The Interview includes four main PQA/behavioural questions with additional probing questions to draw out further details. The final two questions examine ‘motivation fit’, exploring the applicants understanding of the role and their potential contribution.
Candidate feedback for the interview was positive;
“I just wanted to extend my thanks for a very enjoyable and rewarding day. Can I extend my own thanks to assessors, they made me feel really at ease.”
Results from the exercise were impressive; a high standard of overall performance, but clear criteria-based discrimination between the higher and lower performing candidates.