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What additional skills are considered to be of benefit to applicants and valued during the selection process ?


CountryNo.remark
Austrianone
Belgium Experience as volunteer or retained
Knowledge in data processing or other computer skills
Driving licence
Experience as technicia
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic Military service / Social service
Experience as volunteer or retained
Knowledge in data processing or other computer skills
First-aid titles or diplomas
Foreign languages
Driving licence
DenmarkMilitary service / Social service
Experience as volunteer or retained
First-aid titles or diplomas
Driving licence
Other
Remark:
Estonia
FinlandMilitary service / Social service
Experience as volunteer or retained
First-aid titles or diplomas
Foreign languages
Diving lisence
FranceFirst-aid titles or diplomas
Foreign languages
GermanyExperience as volunteer or retained
Knowledge in data processing or other computer skills
First-aid titles or diplomas
Foreign languages
Driving licence
Greece Military service / Social service
Foreign language
Hungary
International Military service / Social service
Experience as volunteer or retained
Knowledge in data processing or other computer skills
First-aid titles or diplomas
Foreign languages
Driving licence
IrelandMilitary service / Social service
Experience as volunteer or retained
First-aid titles or diplomas
Driving licence
Italyno additional skills can be considered during the selection process but those defined in the Official Journal
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourgnone
NetherlandsExperience as volunteer or retained
First-aid titles or diplomas
Foreign languages
Driving licence
Other
Remark:
NorwayMilitary service / Social service
Experience as volunteer or retained
First-aid titles or diplomas
Driving licence
Higher formal education than required, Divers license, Parachute jumper, Ambulance experience,.. etc.
PolandMilitary service / Social service
Experience as volunteer or retained
Knowledge in data processing or other computer skills
First-aid titles or diplomas
Foreign languages
Driving licence
diving skills
PortugalFirst-aid titles or diplomas
Driving licence
Slovakia
SloveniaExperience as volunteer or retained
Knowledge in data processing or other computer skills
Driving licence
Spain Experience as volunteer or retained
First-aid titles or diplomas
Other
SwedenMilitary service / Social service
Experience as volunteer or retained
Knowledge in data processing or other computer skills
Foreign languages
Ambulance service, Scuba diving, Truck driving licence
United Kingdom Military service / Social service
Experience as volunteer or retained
Knowledge in data processing or other computer skills
First-aid titles or diplomas
Foreign languages
Driving licence


Is previous experience gained in the same or other authorities valued during the selection process ?


CountryNo.last updateremark
Austriano0000-00-00
Belgiumnot always0000-00-00
Croatia0000-00-00
Cyprus0000-00-00
Czech RepublicYes. Only previous experience gained in the fire service0000-00-00
DenmarkYes. Only previous experience gained in the fire brigades0000-00-00
Estonia0000-00-00
Finlandyes0000-00-00
Franceyes0000-00-00
Germanyno0000-00-00
GreeceYes
1-fire extinction in forest fires
2-drivers
3-technicians
0000-00-00
Hungary0000-00-00
InternationalYes, Only experience gained in the fire service, but only when on transfer from one brigade to another0000-00-00
Irelandyes0000-00-00Remark:
Italyyes0000-00-00
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourgno0000-00-00
NetherlandsYes. Experience in anything useful to the job the application is made for.0000-00-00
Norwayyes
Only previous experience gained in the fire service
0000-00-00
Polandyes0000-00-00Remark:
Portugalno0000-00-00
Slovakia
Sloveniayes0000-00-00Remark:
SpainYes0000-00-00
SwedenYes, Only experience in emergency related jobs0000-00-00
United KingdomYes, Only experience gained in the fire service, but only when on transfer from one brigade to another0000-00-00


Are professional occupations including training received considered as an additional qualification during the selection process ?


CountryNo.last updateremark
Austriayes0000-00-00Remark:
Belgiumyes0000-00-00Remark:
Croatia0000-00-00
Cyprus0000-00-00
Czech RepublicYes. It could be. The professional occupations valued depends on fire service needs.0000-00-00
DenmarkYes. Electricians, mechanics, builders, plumbers etc.0000-00-00
Estonia0000-00-00
Finlandno0000-00-00
Franceno0000-00-00
Germanyyes0000-00-00Remark:
GreeceNo0000-00-00
Hungary0000-00-00
Internationalno0000-00-00
Irelandyes0000-00-00Remark:
Italyno0000-00-00
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourgno0000-00-00
NetherlandsYes. Carpenter, plumber, engineer, mostly technically related jobs, but recently also other experiences are taken into account (certainly for management roles)0000-00-00
Norwayyes0000-00-00Remark:
Polandyes0000-00-00Remark:
Portugalno0000-00-00
Slovakia
Sloveniayes0000-00-00Remark:
SpainNo0000-00-00Remark:
SwedenYes, Builder, electrical skills, professional driving0000-00-00
United Kingdomno0000-00-00


Are professional degrees taken into account as an additional qualification during the selection process ?


CountryNo.last updateremark
Austriayes0000-00-00Remark:
Belgiumno0000-00-00
Croatia0000-00-00
Cyprus0000-00-00
Czech RepublicYes. If they are useful for the fire and rescue service.0000-00-00
DenmarkYes. Any degree0000-00-00
Estonia0000-00-00
Finlandyes0000-00-00
Franceno0000-00-00
Germanyyes0000-00-00Remark:
GreeceOnly for drivers and technicians0000-00-00
Hungary0000-00-00
Internationalno0000-00-00
Irelandyes0000-00-00Remark:
Italyno0000-00-00
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourgyes0000-00-00Remark:
NetherlandsYes. Any degree, but in relation to the function, especially for the higher (professional) management functions.0000-00-00
Norwayyes0000-00-00Remark:
Polandyes0000-00-00Remark:
Portugalno0000-00-00
Slovakia
Sloveniayes0000-00-00Remark:
SpainNo0000-00-00Remark:
SwedenYes, Scuba-diving0000-00-00
United Kingdomno0000-00-00


Are accredited sport specialities considered as an additional qualification during the selection process ?


CountryNo.last updateremark
Austriano0000-00-00
Belgiumno0000-00-00
Croatia0000-00-00
Cyprus0000-00-00
Czech RepublicYes. e.g.: scuba-diving, climbing, speleology0000-00-00
Denmarkno0000-00-00
Estonia0000-00-00
Finlandno0000-00-00
Franceno0000-00-00
Germanyno0000-00-00
GreeceNo0000-00-00
Hungary0000-00-00
Internationalno0000-00-00
Irelandyes0000-00-00Remark:
Italyyes0000-00-00
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourgno0000-00-00
NetherlandsYes. But only for special functions in relation to other specifications0000-00-00
Norwayyes0000-00-00Remark:
Polandyes0000-00-00Remark:
Portugalno0000-00-00
Slovakia
Sloveniano0000-00-00
SpainNo0000-00-00
SwedenYes, e.g.: scuba-diving0000-00-00
United Kingdomno0000-00-00



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