Diversity in the firefighter intake

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-06-20
Session date: 
June 20, 2019
Reference: 
2019/12193
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What percentage of a) applicants and b) appointees in the most recent recruitment round were a) BAME and b) women and c) BAME women?

Answer

Diversity in the firefighter intake

Diversity in the firefighter intake

Answered By: 
The Mayor

At the last London Fire Brigade firefighter recruitment round there were 6,545 applicants. Of these there were 1,358 BAME applicants (20.75 per cent), 647 women applicants (9.89 per cent) and 163 BAME woman applicants (2.49 per cent). Of the 357 appointees, the number of BAME appointees was 31 (8.68%), 41 women appointees (11.48%) and 4 (1.12%) BAME women appointees. The current recruitment round has seen a further 650 applications and provides greater encouragement with 40% of applicants from BAME groups and 30% female.