We’ve made it to the final 3 for the Somerset Business Awards "Skills for Growth" category - Friday 30th Sep 2016



Earlier this year we entered the Somerset Business Awards in the Skills for Growth category.

Following a visit from the SBA judge to the One Step Recruitment / Foundation Headquarters in Taunton, we have just found out we have made it to the final 3!

This recognises our work not only with our own staff in terms of development and training but also our work within the local community, schools and our annual Careers Fair.

The next step is a visit from a film crew to compose a short film which will be played at the Black tie awards evening on the 21st October where we will find out if we have WON!

Fingers crossed and we shall keep you all posted

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A permanent contract and a wedding proposal for our July’s Team Player of the Month! - Thursday 29th Sep 2016



Shaun Larcombe brought in some treats for the Chard ladies as a huge thank you for their help and fantastic service he receive on his and his families behalf.

As soon as he received the news of his permanent contract he proposed to his partner and now the whole family is over the moon and looking forward to a jolly good celebration!

Congratulations Shaun this news has really made our day! 

This just goes to show we really can get you on the right path to landing you your dream job. - Stay local, use One Step Recruitment. 

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Mr James Tuckett SMASHED his Level 3 REC Exam with flying colours! - Monday 26th Sep 2016


Congratulations to James Tuckett our Commercial Manager who smashed his Level 3 REC Exam (Institute of Recruitment Professionals)

James had to wait 6 whole weeks to find out if he passed and finally the wait is over. – HE PASSED!

Hats off to you Tuckett, it's no easy task tackling the Level 3 - It's a very proud day in the One Step house.




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Happy Jeans for Genes day! - Friday 23rd Sep 2016


All 3 of our branches have taken part in Jeans for Genes day and made cakes to raise funds for a great cause and having a lot of fun in the process!



The Taunton crew are looking fab and Daria has made some incredible traditional Polish cakes which took her 3 hours..Plus we have received a few generous donations this morning (thank you!!)

Sally in the Chard office has made a beast of a cake which candidates and visitors to the branch are welcome to  help themselves to in exchange for a small donation.

We absolutely have that Friday feeling today. Have a great weekend all.

For further information and how to contribute to Jeans for Genes day, follow the link. http://www.jeansforgenesday.org/

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A new diamond in the One Step House - Tuesday 20th Sep 2016


Congratulations to Samantha King our Chard Administrator, who after a quick dash to Spain for some rest and relaxation came back engaged to her wonderful husband- to-be Adam. 

We couldn't be happier for you...best go buy a hat! 

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What a wonderful Thursday. - Thursday 15th Sep 2016



The One Step house has certainly been busy recently and we wouldn’t have it any other way! Here’s what we’ve been up to today...

Mr James Tuckett spent the morning at Kingsmead School chatting to students about CV advice how to gear up towards your dream job. Later this evening Kingsmead are hosting their own Careers Fair and good old Tuckett will be back to further chat and assist the guests.

Meanwhile, Miss Sami Gilas in our Taunton office is literally over the moon that we have confirmed a placement for our 71 year young candidate. – See, it really doesn’t matter what age you are to get where you want to be.

A happy client, a happy Sami and most importantly a happy candidate.

We are also short listed for the Somerset Business Awards 2016 in the Skills for Growth category, which is a result of our Consultants leading workshops, offering advice and building trust with the local schools and community.

If it wasn’t for One Step doing what we do, we wouldn't be in a position to host our annual Somerset Skills & Careers Fair, which is less than 4 WEEKS AWAY!

For further information about our Careers Fair on October 12th please follow the link! #inspiresomerset


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We are through to the next stage of the Somerset Business Awards in the ‘Skills for Growth’ Category 2016! - Monday 05th Sep 2016



One Step Recruitment is proud to announce that are through to the next stage of the Somerset Business Awards in the ‘Skills for Growth’ Category 2016.

This award recognises businesses that have not only invested in the skills of their existing workforce to meet a particular business need, but have shown a commitment to developing the Somerset workforce of the future. 

Having spoken with the award organisers, at the Somerset Chamber of Commerce, we know we were up against a huge number of companies so we are delighted to get this far.  Next step is the judge’s visit within the next couple of weeks!

Why do we do it?  Well, One Step Foundation was established by One Step Recruitment in 2012 and is run as a not-for-profit organisation to widen the reach of our work with schools, preparing students to enter the work place. One Step supports lots of students in this super county, including those in more rural areas, those from disadvantaged backgrounds and/or with learning needs, helping to release their talent.  We work closely with local schools and colleges entirely free of charge, providing mentoring, help with building a CV, interview practice and social skills advice – all in readiness for starting work.  

To top it off we also host the South West’s largest Somerset Skills and Careers Fair, which this year is looking to be the biggest and most interactive fair YET on 12th October at The Venue @J24, North Petherton.

Full information about the Somerset Business Awards can be found here: http://www.somersetbusinessawards.org.uk/the-awards/ and details of the Careers Fair can be found here: www.onestepfoundation.co.uk/careers-fair/

We will keep you updated!  

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We've signed up to support Jeans for Genes day on Friday 23rd September. - Thursday 01st Sep 2016

Our Taunton, Chard and Yeovil offices are super excited to put on a cake sale and dress up in denim on Friday 23rd September to support the great cause Jeans for Genes and transform the lives of children living with a genetic disorder in the UK! 

Keep your eyes peeled for posters, stickers and donation buckets in our offices and spread the word! 

#JeansforGenes  #inspiresomerset 

Full info about the charity and how you can help donate via their website.http://www.jeansforgenesday.org/

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Somerset Skills + Careers Fair - Exhibitors announced for 2016 - Wednesday 17th Aug 2016


Which stands are you most excited about visiting at The Somerset Skills & Careers Fair on 12th October at The Venue @ J24, North Petherton? 

Check out the huge range of exhibitors this year by clicking here – with more exhibitor bookings still being made and we’ve got some surprises to come on the day too!


With GCSE and A Level results all over the media, if your thoughts are occupied by ‘what next?, check out the exhibitors at The Careers Fair who are ready to outline your options on leaving school/college, from taking a gap year, to signing up for an apprenticeship, to starting a career with the armed forces, to going on to higher education.  If your school/college hasn’t already placed an advanced group booking, get on to your Head of Year!


If you’ve returned from holiday determined to find your first, next or new job, local employers and training agencies will be recruiting on the day so dress to impress and bring your CV.  No advance booking required, see you there between 1600-1800.


This fun and interactive event takes place once a year, returning on 12th October 2016 at The Venue @ J24, North Petherton, just off the M5.

Keep checking our Facebook page for exciting updates in the lead-up to the largest, most interactive Careers Fair in the South West.


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Our very own Emma Eggbeers photo has been featured in the Somerset Gazette online! - Tuesday 16th Aug 2016

Well done to Emma our Commercial Administrator who stayed up until 2am on Friday to capture the fantastic image of the stars and Milky Way during the Perseid Shower. 

Beautiful photo Emma and well worth the "spooky" night time trip to the Quantock Hills! * Fingers crossed it also goes to print in this Thursday's Gazette.*


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