About Advance TRS

Quality Recruitment Solutions for the Built Environment Sector

Advance TRS is a niche recruitment consultancy specialising in the provision of highly-skilled technical professionals for the built environment. Advance TRS provides permanent, contract and temporary recruitment solutions to both candidates and clients across a number of key technical sectors including rail, water & environment, construction and property services.

Our company values run at the heart of our approach, governing our actions and services. They were not idly chosen; we recognise each of them in the way we act both with each other and with those we support. I am proud to lead a business founded on these values and dynamic staff who extol them.


Andy Ridout, Group Managing Director

Our Specialist Sectors

Signalling | Telecoms | M&E | Civils | Permanent Way | E&P | Commercial | Planning | HSQE | Project & Site Management

Our specialist rail recruiters have over 200 years experience in the industry. We work with Tier One contractors on some of the biggest rail infrastructure projects in the UK.

M&E | Instrument Controls | Environmental | HSQE | Products & Sales | Civils | Project Services | Utilities

Our Water and Environment team are deeply emersed in the industry supplying talent to some of the biggest maintenance and infrastructure investment schemes across the country.

On-Site Professionals | Trades & Labour | MEP & Building Services | Project Services | Technical | Civils

Supplying talented construction professionals to work across the UK on both commercial and residential sites. Working with companies ranging from blue chip construction giants to SMEs .

Block, Estate and PRS Property Management | Surveying Staff | Fire Safety | Town Planning | Site-Based Staff | Office Support 

Our team of property services recruitment experts have first-hand experience within the sector, where they gained the very best knowledge of the roles they recruit for and the challenges clients and candidates face.

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Our Core Values

Quality, Integrity, Loyalty, Commitment, and Honesty – 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.


Advance TRS was founded to be a company that places quality over quantity. We are committed to delivering a high degree of excellence in all our areas of responsibility and strive to demonstrate best practice throughout the entire recruitment process.


Our ethos at Advance TRS is: ‘Deliver what we promise and only promise what we can deliver’. For us, integrity means we do what we say we are going to do, manage expectations through ongoing communication, and are accountable for agreements and deadlines.


We believe in the age-old adage, honesty is the best policy. To uphold our pledge to honesty, we have the courage to ask for help and feedback when needed, are realistic about what we can and can’t do and are honest to clients, candidates, colleagues and ourselves.


We are dedicated to building and maintaining loyal relationships with our customers and colleagues. We strive to be a loyal ambassador for our clients and candidates, work in a collaborative and co-operative manner and treat others in a manner that you would wish to be treated.


We are committed to being the best we can be. In order to achieve this, we place the customer at the centre of everything we do. We fully commit to consistently delivering on expectations, go the extra mile to get the job done and give 100% in all that we do and approach everything with a “can do attitude”.

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

Senior Management Team

Andy Ridout
Group Managing Director

Paul Metcalfe
Chief Executive Officer

Paul Merton
Group Operations Director

Carolyn Kaye
Group Finance Director

Michael Schruyers
Rail & Infrastructure Director

Alan Durrant MIRP CertRP
Director - Property Services

Rob Kelly
Water & Infrastructure Director

Matt Bray
Managing Director - Construction

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 hardworking 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.


Katie, Compliance & Admin Manager