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Advance TRS is a niche recruitment consultancy specialising in the provision of highly-skilled technical professionals, and custom recruitment solutions to engineering clients in the Built Environment sector.

Advance TRS has developed a reputation for delivering skilled technical professionals to industry-leading infrastructure projects, making Advance TRS the go-to agency to advance your workforce. Our impressive growth trajectory has attracted recruitment leaders from across the built environment, bringing with them established networks and decades of experience.

At Advance TRS we don’t believe one size fits all. This is why we offer a range of customisable solutions to best suit your business requirements. We also work closely with our clients to form a trusted partnership, deliver a comprehensive recruitment service and give you peace of mind. You can be assured that we are best placed to support you in your hiring process.

I am happy to recommend Advance TRS, as an exceptionally responsive, resourceful and reliable agency. The team work hard to provide us with a genuine choice of good candidates, no matter how difficult the brief may be. We know that candidates submitted by you will have been carefully qualified and suitable for the role. You have also been proactive in seeking out interesting solutions that we might not have immediately considered. Altogether a great service.

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Extensive Candidate Network

Advance TRS works with an extensive database detailing thousands of skilled candidates, with the ability to tap into the rich pool of passive candidates not actively looking for a new role.

Our recruitment service is transparent, so you’ll never be left in the dark. Our consultants go out of their way to keep you informed throughout every stage of the recruitment process. With decades of combined experience in their individual sector disciplines, our consultants have accumulated expert knowledge of the specialisms in which they recruit. They regularly advise our clients on; salary/rate guidance, market intelligence, and candidate availability within the industry.

With a large social media following and active relationships with the top industry media publications, you can be assured that your future employees are within our network.

Having successfully placed hundreds of skilled candidates into major organisations at all levels including technical, managerial and directorial disciplines, we pride ourselves on consistently supplying quality candidates and seek to create long-lasting and dependable relationships, saving you time and money, every time.

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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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Our Client Services

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Permanent

Our consultants are highly trained in identifying both active and passive candidates. Qualifying committed permanent candidates who will maximise your return on investment and drive your business forward.

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Managed Services

At Advance TRS we believe the key to a successful Managed Service (MSP) is a bespoke design that is sympathetic to existing culture and processes and includes all key stakeholders. Advance TRS offer a bespoke MSP build module service where we work with the client to establish the best option each time.

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Executive Search

Our Executive Search team have a strong network of high-quality industry professionals who are experts in their respective sectors and disciplines. Our candidates are adept at managing change, delivering projects and providing key senior management leadership.

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Contract

Our team are experts in supplying contract resources, utilising contracts compliant with agency worker regulations (AWR) and IR35 insured. We professionally manage all aspects of client and candidate contractual obligations, ensuring that your staff are compliant and engaged upon starting.

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Outsourcing

Our Recruitment Process Outsourcing solutions have proven resilience and delivered against agreed performance indicators even through a pandemic. We work closely with our clients to form a close partnership, enabling us to deliver the best results.

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Payroll

We understand paying contractors correctly and on time is essential. Whatever size your company, by outsourcing your payroll to Advance TRS you can free up staff time leaving your team to focus on what is important. We can act as your payroll department and scale to fit your business needs.

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Why Advance TRS?

Today’s recruitment challenges require innovative, custom and flexible solutions. At Advance TRS we work closely with our clients to understand their specific challenges and design bespoke solutions to support business strategy.

Advance TRS support clients to find efficiencies throughout the recruitment process whilst maintaining the highest quality standards. From navigating legislation updates including IR35 and National Insurance updates to strengthening clients’ employer brand and mitigating risk by delivering high volume recruitment when needed, whilst remaining reactive and agile to allow the service provision to reflect the ever-changing needs of client’s business and project deliverables.

By working together with Advance TRS as a trusted recruitment partner, we can support clients vastly improve efficiency, communication and centralise control for grey and white collar permanent and contract recruitment all in line with the company strategy.

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 Manager

Matt Bray

Managing Director - Construction

Rob Kelly

Water & Infrastructure Director

Jess Wells

Talent Aquisition Manager

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. We had not anticipated the speed and efficiency of the delivery received and have been delighted with the outcomes.

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Get in touch

GUILDFORD:

Rail | Construction
91 Woodbridge Road, Guildford, GU1 4QD, United Kingdom
01483 361 061

PORT SOLENT:

Water | Environment | Buildings
23-24 Marina Keep, The Slipway, Portsmouth PO6 4TJ
023 9421 3880

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