About Advance TRS

Quality Recruitment Solutions for the Built Environment Sector

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About Advance TRS

Perfectly matching top talent with leading businesses across the UK.

Advance TRS is a niche recruitment consultancy specialising in the provision of highly-skilled technical professionals for the built environment. We provide permanent, contract and temporary recruitment solutions to both candidates and clients across a number of key technical sectors.

Having successfully placed hundreds of skilled candidates into major organisations at all levels, we pride ourselves on consistently supplying quality candidates. With a reputation for delivering skilled technical resource on industry leading infrastructure projects, Advance TRS are the go-to agency to advance your workforce.

My consultant was very easy to talk to and very informative giving me all the information I needed right from the start. Very friendly and approachable for any questions I had and rang me for regular check ups during the first few weeks to make sure I was settled in well.

Candidate

My consultant was extremely professional and helpful in their approach. I was kept informed with clear communication at all stages of the process. They guided me through the successful assignment leading to employment with a Very Reputable Client.

Candidate

I have worked through Advance TRS on a fairly regular basis over the past few years and my consultant has always kept me informed about positions that they have put me forward for, always checks on how I am doing. 

Candidate

I liked that my consultant listened carefully to what I was saying and was fully supportive and understanding my situation, in particular due to the fact that I had been with my previous company for almost 20 years, so not easy to leave. They did the extra steps in helping me sending the resignation email, when to send it, and providing moral support in that difficult moment. They left me as well a message to wish me good luck for my first day at the new company just before starting.

Candidate

Using an agency like Advance TRS helped me see that I had transferrable skills I could use across sectors. Their knowledge gave me the confidence in my capabilities when I couldn’t see them myself, which was really encouraging.

Candidate

My consultant had great knowledge and knew how to match the CV to the job position. He is professional, knowledgeable and approachable. He asked the right questions at the introductory interview and collected all required information in addition to my CV to communicate to the new employer. He kept me informed during the whole period with regular phone calls to ensure a smooth process from the start, to the interview, the negotiations, signing of the contract and onboarding. I highly recommend Advance TRS for anyone wanting to find a matching job opportunity.

Candidate

I can honestly say the service provided to me is brilliant. My consultant has consistently kept me in the loop with everything and has been a great help for me. Very professional and approachable person who has always gone above and beyond. I would always recommend TRS to any work colleagues and friends.

Candidate

One of Advance TRS’s greatest assets is its people. I work with a great group of people who make coming to work not feel like work at all, they are fun and upbeat whilst being hard working and dedicated. It is a pleasure to be part of a company with so much potential, I look forward to growing with the business and seeing what the future holds. 

Member of staff

I truly believe that company culture and the everyday working atmosphere is essential in any company. You spend a lot of time at work and with your colleagues and in the last 6 years working for Advance TRS I can honestly say I always look forward to coming to work. Many of the people I work with I can genuinely call my friends and the exponential opportunity for personal and professional development offered to me has been really exciting.

Member of staff

At Advance TRS the people care about what they do and the company values permeate through the entire team. It’s great to work with such great people and the incentives are always so much fun. One of the best things about working for Advance TRS are the real opportunities to grow and progress through the organisation. It’s a really exciting company to be part of and an added bonus to be right in the middle of a thriving town.

Member of staff

Advance TRS have access to specialist engineering staff and have a very good understanding of our business needs along with the skill and knowledge requirements of the individuals that they propose. These roles have varied from site supervisors and engineers to senior engineers, CRE’s, CEM’s and construction managers. All of the staff that have been provided have either met or exceeded the basic requirements that we have requested.

Client

Personally, I have found Advance TRS to be very pro-active with regular engagement on our current needs and importantly, on the performance and behaviours of the staff that they have supplied. They have also fed back on how staff have settled in, and this is a valuable source of information on the performance and perception of staff who sit outside of the more structured feedback loops. 

Client

We have been working closely with Advance TRS, for over a year now, developing an understanding of the type of work we do and more importantly, the calibre of staff we require to fulfil certain key roles. To date, Advance TRS have successfully helped us fill many key roles within the business unit. This is testament to the wide network of people Advance TRS are able to reach out to and also a deep understanding of the industry as well as our specific requirements.

Client

Having dealt with Advance TRS as both a candidate and as a client I can confirm that they are professional and efficient in the supply of skilled staff. They have some excellent calibre candidates, with a wealth of industry experience that can certainly make the difference in the delivery of large multi-disciplinary infrastructure projects. Many of these candidates will only contract through Advance TRS, and this demonstrates the professionalism and trust that exists between candidate and agency. I have always found that ATRS are open, honest and fair in their dealings, which builds relationships throughout the supply chain from candidate to ultimate client.

Client

Quality Recruitment Process

We pride ourselves on our exceptional level of customer service and seek to create long-lasting and dependable relationships.

We understand that no two requirements are the same and as such, we can use a tailored approach to find the perfect candidate for your vacancies.

Our consultants are frequently trained and assessed to ensure that they are continually effective at identifying the industry’s top talent.

Advance TRS also offer an in-depth candidate management process supporting candidates through interview, remuneration negotiation, counter-offer and onboarding.

Work for Advance TRS

Our Story

Following a 15-year career in rail signalling recruitment, Andy Ridout started Advance TRS.

We have established market specialisms in key sectors and deliver MSPs and RPOs for some of the biggest businesses in the built environment.

Since establishing, our team have managed to deliver year-on-year growth and to this day the team work closely with clients and candidates, with a commitment to provide honest, reliable, and top-quality recruitment solutions.

Our company values run at the heart of our approach, governing our actions and services. We believe in them and we recognise each of them in the way we act both with each other and with those we support.

Join Our Team

We are always looking for new talented and ambitious people to join our team, across our offices and in sales, management or business services.

We pride ourselves on being the best we can be and delivering a premium quality service to our candidates and clients alike. In order to deliver this, we look for people with the right qualities and habits so we can equip them with the tools to be the best recruiters. 

DRIVEN, HARD-WORKING, FOCUSED, AMBITIOUS, OPTIMISTIC, SELF-MOTIVATED, PERSISTENT, CARING, FUN, COMMITTED 

These personal qualities together with our core values and company charter form the basis of the Advance TRS DNA we look for in every new recruit.

We outsourced our external recruitment to Advance TRS and they have provided exceptional implementation and delivery of an RPO model to our permanent engineering and management recruitment. The hard work and dedication to the job has been an integral part of the success in attracting key personnel to the business.

Managing Director

Job Sectors

Expert Sector Specialists

With decades of combined experience in their individual sector disciplines, our consultants have accumulated expert knowledge of the specialisms in which they recruit and regularly advise our clients on; Salary/Rate guidance, Market intelligence, and Candidate availability within the industry.

Throughout the built environment our teams are focused specifically on key disciplines of Health, Safety, Quality & Environment, Compliance, Commercial, Procurement & Supply Chain, Bids & Tendering, Planning & Project Controls, Test & Commissioning, Installation, Operations & Maintenance, Trades & Labour, Scientific & Technical, Engineering & Design, Inspection & Supervision, Site Management, Programme & Project Management, Executive & C-Suite and Digital in each of our key market sectors. 

Rail

Advance TRS know the rail industry like no one else. We work with some of the world’s biggest engineering organisations, creating bespoke recruitment solutions for some of the UK’s biggest rail projects.

Our team of experts are well established in the sector and expertly networked to ensure the best results for clients every time with specialisms focused on signalling, telecoms, E&P, OLE, Civils, M&E, Pway and Project Services. With over 400 contractors working across the UK rail network we are proud to be committed to high safety standards.

Advance TRS is accredited by the Rail Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS), enabling us to supply rail recruitment solutions to clients across the UK.

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Construction

As experts in technical recruitment, our specialist consultants have established an expansive network of technical professionals to support your construction project from planning through to completion.

Working in partnership with companies across the UK, ranging from blue-chip construction giants to SMEs, our team recognise the importance of delivering on time and within budget.

Our team have access to an unparalleled network of contacts and candidates. This network ensures we offer exclusive candidates, expertly vetted to closely match your requirements and expectations.

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Water

Advance TRS’s water team have a combined 50+ years’ recruitment experience specialising in Water Engineering (Civils / MEICA / Process), Rivers & Coastal, Flood Risk & Drainage, Hydraulic Modelling, Hydrology, Environmental and Project Management.

The team offer a quality recruitment service to clients and candidates in the water and environment sector, consistently meeting and exceeding expectations.

As a well-respected and effective recruitment partner, the team deliver results for a range of public and private sector clients across the UK with extensive experience and detailed market knowledge of the various water and wastewater AMP6 / AMP7 and Environment Agency WEM / NGSA framework agreements.

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Environment

Recruiting across corporate, consultancy, and environment agency frameworks, we use our experience to deliver unrivalled insight and candidates via our vast network of contacts.

With the increasing complexity of environmental and sustainability challenges and fierce competition for the best candidates in the market, this is an exciting time to be recruiting for this growing and demanding sector.

Our team have a particular focus on Environmental Engineering and Geoenvironmental Services, Environmental Management and Compliance, Planning and Surveying, Water Management and Resources, and Professional Services.

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Infrastructure

As our world evolves, so do our national infrastructure systems, our team support clients across the built environment with infrastructure development and maintenance across a wide range of assets and facilities, including; Telecoms, Highways, Airports, Bridges, Tunnelling, Energy, Ports, Power, Public housing, and utilities.

From planning and pre-construction through to commissioning and maintenance, our team support clients to find the talent they need to drive improvements across the national infrastructure network.

Our team focus on supporting recruitment requirements for civil and structural engineering for consultancies, contractors and end clients across the built environment and infrastructure network.

Highways

As the UK’s road network is expanded and upgraded, our teams are there to support projects and find the right personnel to complete scheduled works.

As specialists in highway recruitment, we can provide a range of experienced staff from project/construction management staff, engineers, tunnelling staff, commercial staff, telecommunications personnel and a range of civil engineering operatives.

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Rail

Advance TRS know the rail industry like no one else. We work with some of the world’s biggest engineering organisations, creating bespoke recruitment solutions for some of the UK’s biggest rail projects. Our team of experts are well established in the sector and expertly networked to ensure the best results for clients every time with specialisms focused on signalling, telecoms, E&P, OLE, Civils, M&E, Pway and Project Services. With over 400 contractors working across the UK rail network we are proud to be committed to high safety standards. Advance TRS is rated 5-star by the Rail Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS), enabling us to supply rail recruitment solutions to clients across the UK.

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Meet the Team

Andy Ridout

Andy Ridout

Group Managing Director

Paul Metcalfe

Paul Metcalfe

Non-Executive Director

Paul Merton

Paul Merton

Group Operations Director

Carolyn Kaye

Carolyn Kaye

Group Finance Director

Michael Schruyers

Business Development Director

Matt Bray

Managing Director - Construction

Rob Kelly

Water & Infrastructure Director

Jess Wells

Talent Aquisition Manager

At Advance TRS the people care about what they do and the company values permeate through the entire team. It’s great to work with such great people and the incentives are always so much fun. It’s a really exciting company to be part of.

Lauren, Health & Safety Manager at Advance TRS

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