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Advance-TRS achieves 4-star RISQS accreditation

17th December 2014

Advance Training & Recruitment Services, the rail industry’s recruitment experts, are proud to have achieved Achilles RISQS certification (formerly known as Link-Up), enabling the consultancy to supply the rail industry with skilled engineers and construction contractors.

RISQS is the rail industry’s supplier registration and qualification scheme. Suppliers are required to undergo a rigorous pre-qualification and auditing process, qualifying them to more than a hundred industry buyers including Network Rail and Transport for London (TfL).

Advance-TRS were awarded a 4-star passing grade by Achilles, the highest possible grade for an organisation in the primary year of the new audit scheme. Now in it’s fourth year of trading, the Surrey-based rail recruitment consultancy turns over in excess of £7 million per year and employs an experienced team of 15 staff.

“This is an excellent achievement for the company in a year where both the RISQS and Rail Sentinel schemes have undergone significant changes” says Operations Director, Paul Merton. “We were delighted to have become members of APSCo earlier in 2014 and we now move into 2015 with a robust focus on operational safety and compliance with an aim to have achieved ISO 9001 and ISO 18001 accreditation by the end of the first quarter.”