Volunteer Firefighter Support Program

With Australia experiencing some of the worst bushfires seen throughout Australian history, Skill Hire is committed to helping those who are helping fight the bushfires. That’s why we are launching a salary relief program design to help our volunteer firefighters.

About the program

Skill Hire is committed to supporting employees who are contributing to volunteer firefighting efforts. To demonstrate such support, we are rolling out a new Volunteer Firefighter Relief Program, designed to allow employees to access salary relief for times when they are called to assist. 

Valid for employees currently engaged in a Group Training agreement or Labour Hire placement, candidates can apply to have salary relief for up to five business days.  

Skill Hire is committing a portion of funds for this program, with any remaining proceeds being donated directly to charities assisting firefighters and communities affected by this tragedy. 

Want to apply for the program?

Entry Requirements:

To apply for this program you must be currently employed by Skill Hire and have work consistently for the past four weeks. Applicants must also be registered as a volunteer firefighter and be able to demonstrate supporting evidence. 

Simply fill download the form below, complete and send to our HR team. 


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