Careers at Advance TRS

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Don’t tell me the sky’s limit when there are footprints on the moon

Our story began when CEO & founder Andy decided to start his own recruitment company, following a successful 15-year career in rail signalling recruitment. With over 25 years experience in the industry, he had a vision to offer a service that really focused on quality over quantity. As a company, we recognise the integral role each individual plays in driving the business forward.

From the very beginning Andy has nurtured a close family feel office culture, where colleagues work together, socialise and look out for each other. Since it’s humble beginnings in 2011, the company is seeing year on year growth and continues to offer an organic expansion of services, sectors, staff and offices.

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Why Advance TRS?

Advance TRS offers a supportive environment to help you to be the best you can be and reach your career goals as part of our team, whether you are an established recruiter or just starting out on your journey. With access to the biggest clients in each market sector, a strongly networked and experienced Senior Leadership Team and great compensation, at Advance TRS we can help people grow and succeed as the company does the same.

As a rapidly growing recruitment business, we have fantastic opportunities for career development. We pride ourselves on rewarding success and promoting from within. However, we are always looking for new talent to further strengthen and expand our teams.

As recruiters, we really understand that talented and motivated staff is the key to any successful business. To help us develop our team into the best they can be, all staff receive invaluable mentorship from our experienced senior leaders and are able to shape a clear career path bespoke to them, mapping out potential routes of progression within the company.

Hot jobs

Admin Coordinator

Guildford, Surrey

  • £18,500
  • - £22,000

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and driven individual to make a great impact supporting our compliance team as a Admin Coordinator. The role will include but not be restricted to the following:Booking of all training courses required Booking all D&A and medicalsMonitoring expiries of all courses, D&A and medicals. Arranging recerts where […]

Recruitment Consultant

Guildford, Surrey

  • £23,000
  • - £30,000

Due to continued business growth, Advance TRS is looking for successful applicants to join our infrastructure recruitment teams in Guildford. This is an opportunity to join a rapidly growing SME recruiting for an established client base within the built environment sector. Advance TRS is looking for experienced Recruitment Consultants, preferably with experience recruiting within the […]

Recruitment Resourcer

Portsmouth, Hampshire

  • £18,000
  • - £22,000

As a Resourcer, it will be your job to support established recruitment consultants with certain tasks. This includes candidate name gathering, interviewing, candidate management, database maintenance and ensuring quality assurance compliance. You could be dealing with permanent, contract and temporary placements, and finding suitable candidates at a range of different levels. The Role: Being a […]

Admin Coordinator

Guildford, Surrey

  • £18,000
  • - £22,000

This is a key support role within the business services team specifically focused on the compliance management of the contractors we supply to our clients. Working as part of a team, you will be responsible for the management and administration of various training courses, booking medical examinations and upkeep of bespoke company databases. This is […]

Social Media Intern

Guildford, Surrey

As a Social Media Intern, you’ll work alongside our Marketing Executive and Marketing & Development Director on all social media content & creative strategy; making sure our business’s content is on-brand, reaching the right people, and converting them into candidates or new recruits for our growing team. You’ll be working on core channels across Facebook, […]

Recruitment Consultant – Portsmouth

Portsmouth, Hampshire

  • £20,000
  • - £25,000

The Role You will be working in the Buildings and Infrastructure market with warm clients and exploiting long standing relationships of our skilled team of consultants, taking responsibility for building and expanding on the existing foundations of a successful Contract desk. On this desk you will be working with Design Consultants and Main Contractor companies […]


Jess Wells, Talent Acquisition Manager

As our Talent Acquisition Manager, Jess specialises in Internal Recruitment, training, development and mentoring of junior staff.

For a confidential chat, the opportunity to discuss your potential and the possibility of making a career move, or simply exploring the countless options available to you, get in touch today.

Benefits & Incentives

As a rapidly growing recruitment business, we subscribe to the work hard, play hard way of life. We pride ourselves on rewarding success and taking time to celebrate together as one united team. 

We work hard to push ourselves to deliver the best possible service for our clients and candidates, so we also know how to let our hair down and have fun as a team. 

Our team incentives, days out and company drinks are a great opportunity to have fun and build strong relationships with the team. By joining Advance TRS, in addition to a competitive salary, you’ll also be able to take advantage of our fantastic benefits package. 

About Advance TRS

Unparalleled Career Development

To help us develop our team into the best they can be, all staff receive invaluable mentorship from our experienced senior leaders and are able to shape a clear career path bespoke to them, mapping out potential routes of progression within the company.

Our induction is supported by online learning modules and quizzes to confirm what new colleagues have understood. Where appropriate we can match junior recruits and new starters with more senior members of the team to provide an additional point of contact for support and guidance.

In order to learn from one another and understand different ways of tackling a common problem or sharing ways of doing things, we run round table training sessions with consultants. 

Members of The Recruitment Network

We are delighted to be a part of The Recruitment Network, offering opportunities for our team to learn and develop, whatever their role may be.

To be an approved member of The Recruitment Network you have to have a commitment to Excellence, Ethics and Values, Employees and the Community.

As Members of The Recruitment Network, we believe in embracing best practice and delivering service excellence to clients, candidates and suppliers.

TRN members believe in doing business the right way, using a framework of values, ethics and regulatory compliance which positively impacts and raises the bar in the recruitment sector, benefitting clients, candidates and colleagues

Recruitment organisations across the TRN membership work tirelessly to become true employers of choice in our industry and embrace best practice talent management

TRN members are committed to the TRN Community by supporting and adding value to their fellow recruitment business leaders within TRN as well as the wider community and society, recognising we are stronger together.

From the moment I joined, the team have been so supportive, always checking in and making sure I’m getting on ok. The business feels more like a family.


Louise, Client Services Delivery Manager

Client Services Delivery Manager Louise discusses her experiences and achievements as a woman in the recruitment industry. Her role involves headhunting experienced candidates and developing a good understanding of client companies and their industry, to best understand their assignments.

Tam, Delivery Project Manager

Tam Shahid is a Delivery Project Manager, Water Environment & Infrastructure Team. He joined Advance TRS in November 2020, specialising in the delivery process for Senior Consultants. Tam generates suitable candidates to match client requirements/expectations.

giving back

Giving Back

Our staff have raised over £55,000 for charities. Taking on personal challenges and fundraising activities to advance others has been a core founding principle.

Over the years, Andy has turned his love for fitness and personal challenges into a personal passion project to raise money and awareness for those less fortunate. Andy has always supported and encouraged the team to take on personal challenges, pushing people out of their comfort zone and raising money for good causes. Here are just some of those activities we have undertaken:


Our Annual Golf Day for Rail Aid has proved an important fixture in the rail industry calendar. In 2021 Paul Merson, English former professional footballer, joined us as an after-dinner speaker. We are delighted our partner sponsors MACE Dragados and Turner & Townsend will continue for 2022.

Quality, Loyalty, Integrity, Honesty, Commitment

As providers of quality recruitment solutions, honesty and integrity are at the core of our values.

Our company values run at the heart of our approach, governing our actions and services. We believe in them and 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. Integrity means we do what we say we’re going to do, and manage expectations through ongoing communication and accountability. We’re dedicated to building and maintaining loyal relationships with each other and are committed to being the best we can be. For us, we believe in the age-old adage, that honesty is the best policy.


Guildford Office


With restaurants, shops and bars aplenty, Guildford is a fantastic place to work. Our offices are located adjacent to the bus station and only a short walk away from the main railway station.

Stamford House
91 Woodbridge Road
Guildford GU1 4QD


Solent Office


Nestled into the Marina with restaurants and bars on your doorstep. Our Port Solent office has a new double-fronted outlook with views out across the harbour and marina and has parking available.

23-24, The Slipway
26 Marina Keep
Portsmouth PO6 4TR


London Office


We are looking forward to launching our London office later in 2022! Watch this space.

Coming soon


Sam Jennings Ride Vietnam

Sam Jennings To Take Part in Railway Children Ride Vietnam

26th April 2022

This October our Director of Client Services & Rail Signalling, Sam Jennings will be taking part in Railway Children’s Ride Vietnam Challenge. The trip itself will see Sam spend between six and eight hours in the saddle each day, travelling across waterways and plantations on unpaved and dusty roads, slightly different surfaces to the hills he will be training on but all part of the challenge for a true bike novice!

Advance TRS take part in Railway Children’s Sleep In

15th April 2021

Once again, the team at Advance TRS got involved in fundraising activities, this time to help the amazing children’s charity Railway Children, which we have been involved with numerous times in the past.  At Advance TRS, helping charities by fundraising regularly is at the heart of what we do. We care about others and we […]

Advance TRS get moving for Rail Aid

26th November 2020

The charity Railway Children is incredibly important to the Advance TRS team, especially to our founder and Group MD Andy Ridout, who has seen first-hand the work the charity does on the streets in Africa and Nepal.  Rail Aid This year Railway Children have launched the Rail Aid mission, bringing the best of the UK […]