5 Star Review 5 star reviews
100+ Years Experience Over 100 years' experience
People trained (25,000) - 25,000 trained in last 12 months 25,000 trained in last 12 months
Employed Trainers (100+) - Over 100 employed trainers Over 100 employed trainers
Nationwide (UK Wide Coverage) UK Wide Coverage
Job Description

Initially you will be provided with the necessary training to become an active member of the Emergency Rescue Team based at the Knottingley Training & Rescue Centre.

Should the need arise, you may also be provided the necessary skills and knowledge to allow you to become a competent trainer.

Job Type
Full time

For over 100 years, MRS Training & Rescue (formerly known as Mines Rescue Service), 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.

The continued success of our business means that we are looking to expand our Operations Team. The role will ideally suit an individual who is prepared to develop to become an active team member working within a major hazard environment providing specialised rescue services.

Closing Date

We offer:

  • Competitive rates of pay - Opportunity for annual earning of +£30,000 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

(*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 may require periods away from home (and potentially overseas)
•    The role may 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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