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Flexible working
Flexible working
Over 100 employed trainers
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Continual professional development
Holiday entitlement
Holiday entitlement
Uniform provided
Uniform provided

Careers at MRS

Becoming a Rescue Associate

Associate Rescue Workers

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 as 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.

Hear what some of our current associates have to say:


As a former rescue worker in the mining industry, I find working for MRS a very rewarding and enjoyable job and am a member of a great team. My work comprises mostly of confined space and safety cover at various companies all over the country. I also receive ongoing open-circuit breathing apparatus, safety and first aid training, all very important to my work.

Alan Bovill

I recently joined MRS as an associate and being a member of a great team has opened opportunities to see other industries at work, from airports to reservoirs. Seeing so many companies and skills at work has been both a privilege and an eye opener. Being trained in breathing apparatus, advanced first aid and working at height (and abseiling for height too), I recently had to put my skills to use in a recent rescue cover job I attended. It gave me great satisfaction knowing that myself and the team were able to help someone in pain and distress and put them on the road to help and recovery.

Chris McConnachie

Our Associates

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.

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