Apprentice Information Hub

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Apprentice Information Hub

Everyone’s apprenticeship journey is different, but every apprentice will feel the pressures of working, training and preparing for EPA all at the same time.

This Apprenticeship Information Hub will try to ease some of your anxieties around EPA by helping you understand what to expect from it and how to prepare for it.

In this section:


Apprentice Stories

Chelsea Greenfield

Chelsea came to her PCSO apprenticeship with Sussex Police after previously working in childcare. Learn about Chelsea’s apprenticeship experience.

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Josh Manley, firefighter apprentice from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Josh Manley

Meet Josh Manley, a firefighter apprentice from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service.

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Loren Sims, PCSO apprentice from Sussex Police

Loren Sims

After working in the contact centre at Sussex Police for 4 years, Loren got a taste for front-line policing and decided to apply for the PCSO apprenticeship.

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Andy Majer, firefighter apprentice from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Andy Majer

Andy Majer was in the army for 12 years before starting an apprenticeship to become a firefighter. Find out more.

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Marcos Miranda de la Fuente headshot

Marcos Miranda de la Fuente

Find out about Marcos’ PCSO apprenticeship with Sussex Police.

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Joseph Smith headshot

Joseph Smith

Discover how Joseph started his firefighter career with County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service.

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Patricia Montoya

Patricia Montoya

Meet emergency contact handler Patricia, who completed an apprenticeship with Thames Valley Police in 2021.

Meet Patricia

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Lauren Bradshaw

Read about Lauren’s apprenticeship journey with Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service.

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Explore our End-Point Assessment FAQs

Operational Firefighter FAQs

As a leading End-Point Assessment organisation, at SFJ Awards we understand the importance of ensuring the hard work spent developing an apprentice pays off when it comes to their EPA. Find out what to expect from the Operational Firefighter EPA in our Frequently Asked Questions.

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End-Point Assessment FAQs

Who decides if an apprentice is ready for EPA? Who delivers the EPA? What EPAs do you offer? These are all questions you can find the answers to in our End-Point Assessment general FAQs.

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On-Call Firefighter Apprenticeships FAQs

Whilst some regional fire and rescue services have a wealth of staffing available to them, many in remote locations, covering large populations, and sometimes incidents that can ravage miles of the natural landscape, often rely on a workforce of On-Call Firefighters.

Find out more about the End-Point Assessment process for the On-Call Firefighter apprenticeship.

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