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120+ Years Experience Over 120 years' experience
People trained (25,000) - 25,000 trained in last 12 months 25,000 trained in last 12 months
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Rescue Team Member and Health & Safety Instructor - Knottingley

Job Description

We are looking for amazing people to invest in.

Our business is unique. Our staff work as health and safety trainers, teaching delegates how to work safely in dangerous environments such as at height or in confined spaces. They maintain their expertise by working as members of an emergency response team, providing on-site emergency response services for clients in major hazard industries such as power generation, construction, and utilities. 

As a one-of-a-kind business, we are used to training and developing the right people for the role. Some of the people we have trained in the past have included:

  • Teachers / Trainers
  • Construction / Civils Workers
  • Utility Workers
  • Fire & Rescue Responders
  • Outdoor Activity Instructors


We are more interested in who you are than what you’ve already done. We need people who:

  • Are outgoing and confident
  • Want to teach and train others
  • Are professional and presentable
  • Want to learn new skills and gain nationally-recognised qualifications
  • Are willing to travel and work long shifts from time-to-time
  • Are able to cope with a flexible schedule
  • Are willing to work in unusual locations

We expect a high standard from our staff, but we give a lot in return. As a trainee, you will start on a base salary of at least £25,857 with the potential for rapid progression and rewards as you meet your training milestones. This is augmented by a generous overtime rate, annual profit related bonus payment, a 10% employer pension contribution, mobile phone, life insurance, sick pay* and private medical insurance* (to include personal contributions) *after qualifying period.

We have a great culture of rewarding our staff and overtime is paid for all work undertaken outside of shift times with no exceptions. We offer daily bonus payments for working away from home, and for specific tasks, like teaching. Established workers who take on every challenge they are offered, frequently earn in excess of £40,000.

We give all of our operatives formal, recognised training in:

  • Teaching
  • Vocational Assessing
  • Prehospital Emergency Care
  • Rescue from Confined Spaces

Many of our operatives go on to develop additional specialties such as:

  • Mines Rescue
  • Educational Quality Assurance
  • Water Rescue
  • Rescue from Height

This is not a job for everyone. But, for the right person, this is an amazing opportunity. We have a fantastic staff retention rate and we work with the expectation that we are developing our staff for long-term positions with us. We provide career-long opportunities and most of our senior operational staff have been developed from frontline roles within the business.

Hear from one of our team about what it is like working for us. 

Job Type
Full time

For over 120 years, MRS Training & Rescue has developed specialist skills, experience and knowledge gained from working in difficult and potentially dangerous environments, to affect the rescue and escape of mine workers from underground.

However, given the gradual decline of the coal mines over many years, culminating in the closure of the last deep coal mine in December 2015, we have been able to expand and diversify to meet the needs of today’s health and safety market. We have been able to secure long term success by leveraging our expertise, and have branched out from underground mining into providing unique rescue services, specialist equipment (some of which has been designed using practical expertise gathered on the job), consultancy and a comprehensive range of accredited health and safety related products, training and services to a wide range of industries, including nuclear, aerospace, manufacturing and utilities.


Closing Date

We offer:

  • Competitive rates of pay - Opportunity for annual earning of +£40,000 including overtime
  • 26 days holidays (plus Bank Holidays)
  • Pension scheme contribution (10% employer contributions)
  • Life assurance
  • Uniform
  • Private health care scheme*
  • Sick pay*
  • Mobile phone
  • On site parking

(*after qualifying period).


The Person:

  • Must have achieved at least a GCSE (or equivalent) grade ‘C’ in Maths and English
  • Must be physically fit and be able to pass a medical suitable for the active wearing of breathing apparatus
  • Must have experience and be comfortable working within enclosed environments and at height
  • Have previous experience of dealing with customers in a service environment
  • Have the ability to remain calm under pressure, and take the lead in difficult circumstances
  • Wish to develop themselves to become a trainer delivering a full range of health and safety courses
  • Enjoy the challenge of continual personal development
  • Be flexible
  • The role will require periods away from home (and potentially overseas)
  • The role will demand overtime, working at nights and at weekends
  • Whilst prior knowledge would be an advantage, it is not essential as training will be provided
  • Full valid driving licence

Successful employment will be subject to passing a medical suitable for the active wearing of breathing apparatus, two satisfactory employment references and DBS / Disclosure Scotland check (Disclosure and Barring Service, previously CRB), the fee for which will be reimbursed.

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