Welcome to the second One Step apprentice - Wednesday 01st Feb 2017




We promised 2017 would be full of new opportunities and we’re celebrating one already!  Caitlin has joined One Step in our flagship Taunton office and will be completing her Level 2 Business Administration Apprenticeship with us, in association with Yeovil College.  Caitlin follows in the footsteps of Abbie in our Yeovil office who joined us in May last year, who is halfway through her course and smashing it.

Caitlin has joined us to assist in our Taunton industrial division, where we focus on non-office based roles such as those in manufacturing, warehouse and gardening.  In her time here Caitlin  is also likely to experience our commercial department whilst completing her course, where we recruit for office based roles such as accounting, customer service, insurance etc.

We’re very happy to have you on board Caitlin

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One Step Recruitment's 2016 year in review - Tuesday 24th Jan 2017


       2016 was a superb year for One Step; let’s look back on a few of our favourite highlights 





2016 was a strong year for our awards cabinet.  It was with enormous pleasure and pride we received the Somerset Business Award in the ‘skills for growth’ category, which is a testimony to our relationship with and contribution to local schools and colleges.  In addition to our annual Somerset Skills & Careers Fair to inspire the workforce of tomorrow, we also work with local schools on their careers events and volunteer for the Young Enterprise programme.

In February we received the Best Corporate Support award from The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation, a charity that arranges and funds weddings for the terminally ill.  One Step Recruitment recruited and continues to fully fund a member of staff for this worthy Foundation.

Our team

The One Step family’s professional development has been evident throughout 2016, with our commercial manager James passing his Level 3 REC exam (he now gets letters after his name!) and Emma is now our in-house junior graphic designer

The first One Step baby was announced in this year, congratulations to our Chard administrator Samantha.

Following our ethos of giving back to the community, we helped the homeless with contributions of food and clothing as well as sleeping under the starts for a night, we took part in Jeans for Genes day,   as well as the mammoth month long ‘Outrun May’ challenge, which nearly finished off our accountant Ben (!), worth it though.

In May 2016 we welcomed our very first apprentice Abbie whose contribution to our business has been so impressive that she has been nominated for the Somerset Apprenticeship Awards.

In addition to our apprenticeship, we created two brand new positions in the business in 2016.  Stephen is now our dedicated Business Development Manager and our Events Manager Tansy came on board to lead our annual Somerset Skills & Careers Fair (breaking our record for the number of attendees and exhibitors, ensuring we hold on to our accolade of running the biggest and most interactive careers fair in Somerset). Tansy became our Marketing Manager in early 2017.

In the words of Richard Branson “if you take care of your staff they will take care of your clients,” well thanks to our MD and local financial experts Cooper Associates all staff serving or starting in 2016 now receive life insurance cover.

Our business growth

We registered over 2000 candidates to our database across Somerset. 

Our office in Yeovil celebrated their one year anniversary and really established our presence and voice in the town.

We are proud to be an independent recruitment agency, the benefits being we have local knowledge for our clients and our expert team of consultants have the flexibility to tailor make their services which lead to our new tag line “stay local”.

What for 2017?

We don’t plan to slow down for 2017 either. Our first quarter will include 2 more apprentices to join us and a brand spanking new website, not to mention some serious  planning for our fifth annual Somerset Skills and Careers Fair. This year already looks very promising indeed. 



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Did you know its make your dream come true day? - Friday 13th Jan 2017


Let’s forget that it’s Friday the 13th out there, today is also Make your dream come true day. Even if only a little one, take a step today to start making your own dream a reality. You never know, this time next year you could be well on your way to success.


We’re so lucky that we get to help make dreams come true for our applicants. Unfortunately, dreams about marrying Captain Jack Sparrow or riding dragons like you’re in Game of Thrones may be a bit out of our mere mortals’ reach! #Staylocal


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Christmas is almost here! - Tuesday 20th Dec 2016


Happy snap from the Chard branch getting festive! Only 4 days til Christmas and we're excited!

Don't forget we are still available over the Christmas period for emergencies, contact numbers below:

Chard: 01460 68884

Taunton: 01823 250025

Yeovil: 01935 424431

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Welcome to the One Step team Stephen Friend. - Friday 02nd Dec 2016


Stephen has joined us to work closely with the marketing team and consultants to further establish our brand, voice and trust within the South West, combined with ensuring One Step continues to lead the way with the latest recruitment trends.

Over a morning cup of coffee in an attempt to warm up after a beautiful but cold walk into work Stephen said. “My first week at One Step has been brilliant, the whole team has made me feel part of the family and I am very excited for the future in this great company”

Welcome on board Friend!


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Life insurance cover for all of One Step's staff. - Wednesday 30th Nov 2016


Here at One Step we feel we’re looked after rather well. Thanks to local financial experts Cooper Associates, all staff receive life insurance cover that provides our loved ones with financial help in the event that one of us dies.

OK so it’s not the jolliest of things to think about, but it’s good to know we’re covered.  This is just one of the ways that One Step demonstrates the most important asset to a business is their staff.

Learn more from watching the video and keep your eyes peeled from 1 minute onward to catch our cameo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgDK5luz3KQ


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One Step Recruitment's Somerset Business Award nomination video 2016 - Tuesday 29th Nov 2016

Thank you to the media students of Bridgwater & Taunton College for putting this video together about One Step, for the Somerset Business Award nominations.

It is a fitting thank you that we were represented by students, as we won our Skills for Growth award for investing in the wider community and developing the workforce of the future. 

We wouldn’t have won without you! #inspiresomerset

Follow the below link to One Step Recruitment's YouTube channel to watch the video.


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Helping to keep the homeless of Taunton warm this winter - Tuesday 29th Nov 2016


Helping to keep the homeless of Taunton warm this winter (especially this morning, brrr!), One Step donated our winter woollies and blankets to Taunton Association for the Homeless. 

Pictured here is our One Step Foundation Events Manager Tansy with TAH fundraiser Rosie.

The TAH is always looking for donations, if you have any warm clothing you no longer use please donate #staylocal







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November's Team Player of the Month winner is.... - Thursday 24th Nov 2016


Congratulations to Annette Bradbury for winning One Step's Team Player of the Month Award

Annette relocated from South Africa to Weston-super-Mare, however after a short visit to Taunton she fell in love with the place and moved here instead! Annette quickly registered with Somerset’s leading recruitment agency to help her find a role in her chosen destination.  

Sami and Francesca from Taunton One Step’s commercial division jumped at the chance to nominate Annette for the award. On landing her book keeping role, we received excellent feedback from our client and Annette’s constant positivity & willingness to always go the extra mile made this an easy decision!

Congratulations once again Annette and enjoy the chocolates. 


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Seasonal jobs available now! - Monday 21st Nov 2016

Feeling cold this morning and trying to get yourself in gear for the festive season? Why not browse our range of seasonal roles available in the run up to Christmas?!

Whether you want casual Bar / Waiting work, Driving, Picking / Packing OR you're a natural in the Kitchen - We've got you covered.

YOU choose when you want to work and receive weekly pay for the hours you do!

Apply instantly even without a CV.

We're 100% free service to help you find work across Somerset. #staylocal

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