We employ Associates who provide additional support to our rescue teams and business during times of peak demand.
If you are looking for flexible working and have experience and qualifications in confined space rescue or working in other hazardous or high-risk environments, then this could be the perfect role for you
Our associates are employed by us
As one of our associates, you will be employed by MRS Training & Rescue on a zero-hours contract and will work alongside existing colleagues as part of a small team, providing confined space rescue cover, emergency escape, rescue and associated services.
The role is varied and will involve working midweek, weekends, and bank holidays during peak demand to meet business needs, at customer’s sites or one of our other training centres. So, it is important you are willing to travel and spend occasional nights away to meet the needs of the business.
Flexible working to suit you
Being an associate means you will not have fixed contractual hours of work, and several of our current associates hold down another job as well. Many are serving emergency service workers who may work shift patterns enabling them to also work for us. We contact you as and when we have a business need and, subject to your availability, expect you to be able to work for whatever hours we reasonably require. So, a flexible approach is essential.
Steps to becoming an associate
Being a rescue operative can be physically demanding so, as with all our rescue operatives, you will be required to undertake an annual medical / fitness test and must retain your fitness to work with us.
We also pay for any continual professional development training that you may need to keep up your level of competency. You will be annually assessed to ensure you meet the required standards so you must be willing to undertake personal training and development.
You also must hold a full valid driving licence.
Benefits of joining us an an associate
As well as continual professional development and flexible working, being one of our associates offers you:
Holiday entitlement – based on the number of days you have worked during our year that runs April to March, we will pay an annual payment for holiday due with your March salary.
Pension - you will be enrolled in the Company’s qualifying scheme under the Government’s Automatic Enrolment Pension Initiative if you meet the qualifying criteria.
Full PPE and uniform will be provided free of charge
We are always looking for associates to join us so get in touch if you think this might be of interest to you.
We’re always on the lookout for talented people looking to join MRS Training & Rescue. If you have experience and knowledge related to training, health and safety and high-risk environments view our current vacancies.
MRS Training & Rescue assisted OGN in training over 600 of our workforce to work safely in Low Risk & Confined Spaces. Their flexible approach allowed us to train Dayshift, Nightshift and Weekend staff
Susan Culyer, Technical Author, OGN
Maersk Oil UK have been using MRS Training & Rescue for the past four years to advise, coach and assess personnel in various aspects of confined space rescue and management principles
Billy Greer, Safety Advisor, Maersk Oil UK
Great experience, comprehensive training with competent and helpful instructors.
Alex Ana, Veolia
Excellent training on the IOSH managing safely course. Jason was great and ensures you have the underpinning knowledge to complete the exam. Been here quite a few times before and its always great training.
Mark Wyard, Enfinium
Truly excellent training centre, I pass my personal thanks to Dave Halliday. A very professional and knowledgeable trainer, who keeps blokes who normally work outside, from falling asleep in a classroom. 100% recommended to anyone looking for this type of training course.
Christian Wilkinson, Smith Brothers (Contracting) Ltd
Next testimonialPrevious testimonial
We're always on the lookout for talented people looking to join MRS Rescue & Training as one of our Associates. If you have experience and knowledge related to working in confined spaces or other high-risk environments, fill in our application form below.
For over 100 years, MRS has provided its specialist skills, experience and knowledge to effect the rescue and escape of mine workers from underground. Read more about our historic heritage, and how it has impacted on our present and future, by clicking here
Experts you can trust
With real life stories to make the theory come alive