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Mick Schruyers and Josh Hill Receive Six Nominations at the RailStaff Awards 2023

18th October 2023

We’re pleased to share that Advance TRS’s very own Mick Schruyers and Josh Hill have been nominated at the RailStaff Awards 2023. 

A relentless pursuit of success for our clients and candidates over the last twelve months has earnt them a total of six nominations (and counting) in this year’s Recruitment and Talent Acquisition Person of the Year category. With commendations from Babcock and VolkerRail representatives among many others, it’s an extraordinary recognition of their commitment to the industry.  

The RailStaff Awards celebrate the achievements of the very best rail veterans, from drivers to cleaners, engineers to station attendants. Bringing together some of the largest and most renowned suppliers, providers and organisations, it’s a night of recognition and of paying thanks to those who deliver the UK’s railway.  

Unlike others of its kind, the RailStaff Awards let the public have their say. The finalists for each category are whittled down by a vote. So, if you want your opinion to count, this is your chance. Vote here

One thing’s for sure: it’s going to be a nail-biting finale for Team Advance TRS. 

Mick Schruyers, Rail Business Development and Infrastructure Director 

Mick has recently celebrated his sixth anniversary with Advance TRS. During his time with the business, he has served as Rail Infrastructure Director and Business Development Director. Renowned for his collaborative approach, Mick has nurtured close relationships with clients including Babcock. 

“Mick is the consummate professional within the rail recruitment industry, helpful, knowledgeable, quick to react and always has time for you.” 

Ashley Gierth

“I am exceptionally proud of the time, work and dedication that has been invested into our client relationships. I am even more grateful that so many of our clients have gone out of their way to nominate me for this award. It’s a real privilege.” – Mick Schruyers 

Vote for Mick! 

Josh Hill, Principal Consultant 

Josh joined Advance TRS as a Recruitment Consultant in January 2016. Now a Principal Consultant, he leads our Civils and PWays team, drawing on years of practical experience managing country-wide recruitment. 

“Josh listens to the requirements of the business. Takes time to build relationships with the clients to ensure that not only do the personnel who they forward to the business have the correct skill set, but they also are a good fit for the team.”  

Peter Blakeley

Of his nomination, Josh said “I’m very flattered to have been recognised at the RailStaff Awards alongside Mick and some other brilliant recruiters. For the last four years, my focus has been on developing Advance TRS’ strengths in Pways and Civils so that we can deliver even better results for the sector. I’m incredibly proud of everything we have achieved.” 

Vote for Josh! 

Who will come out on top? 

The RailStaff Awards are adjudicated by a panel of industry-leading figures. Judges include the Chair of IOSH Railway Group, Chairwoman of Young Rail Professionals and the Chief People Officer of Transport for London.  

With a proven track record in delivering outstanding results for our customers, we are confident that Mick and Josh both stand a good chance of bringing home gold. If you’d like to help them on their way, you can vote for Mick here, and Josh here

The RailStaff Awards will take place on Thursday 30th November at the NEC, Birmingham. We wish all the nominees the very best of luck.  

If you would like support in elevating your recruitment strategy, contact us today. Our award-winning team are here to help.