#TBT to us winning the Somerset Business Awards in the 'Skills for Growth' category 2016. - Thursday 27th Apr 2017

Last October we were in the final 3 for the Skills for Growth category, a cause and category that we were thrilled to have simply been nominated for after years of us building our voice, trust and relationship with the local community via School workshops, through to adults facing redundancy and of course our annual Somerset Skills & Careers Fair 2016, all on top of our “day jobs”.

After a 3 course dinner, a few drinkies and the short video…the words…”And the winner is…..One Step Recruitment LTD” A moment of pure shock and only the recollection of uproar and applause around the room and our table (you can all imagine Steve,) whilst Tansy and I make our way to the stage to collect the award, say our thank you and pose for the press "my favourite bit" advised Sam G our Marketing Coordinator.





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Visitor bookings now open - Wednesday 19th Apr 2017


With the arrival of a sunny spring, a new financial year and still fueled by chocolate, we’ve been busy sending out letters to all the state schools in Somerset to mark the opening of this year’s advance group bookings for the fifth anniversary Careers Fair on Wednesday 11th October at The Venue @J24.

We have had the pleasure of working with Mandy Plece, Head of Careers at Haygrove School, to help overcome common objections that schools/colleges may have to taking students out during the school day. Here’s what Mandy has to say:

 “We continue to take the whole of our Year 10 to this event; it is perfect for this age group as the students get to network with local businesses  and build positive links for work experience. It also helps them understand what comes next and the key skills they need for their work journey.  Our students’ eyes are opened to the opportunities available to them, with no bias and all under one roof.

 We are happy to take our Year 10’s out during the school day, as this event is a unique opportunity to link the curriculum with everyday working  life. Liaising with exhibitors is a super way of improving students’ communication skills.

 I also benefit directly, networking with key influential people in the area in these exciting times for Bridgwater and the South West. Attending  this major careers fair takes the pressure off arranging our own; we do not have the resources, or the room, to offer anything as impartial or on this scale.”

Please follow this link to place your advance group booking on our One Step Foundation website, selecting your preferred arrival time from 9.30, 10 or 1030. We look forward to hearing from you!

Public schools you haven’t been forgotten, your invitations will follow in the next fortnight when you return from the Easter break…

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A week of awards at One Step - Friday 07th Apr 2017

You may have noticed our first ever double Team Player of the Month Award earlier this week and we have sneakily kept one last surprise to a much deserved candidate.

Ania, our Chard consultant, told us Joshua has been her team player for February, March and April for his excellent work he carried out for our clients and because he ‘bends over backwards for One Step’ at every opportunity.

It gives us great pleasure to reveal Joshua now has a permanent contract through another large client of ours with a global presence.

Joshua is a little camera shy, so we didn’t grab a picture this time, but Joshua…you know who you are and we thank you millions



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Our very first double award winners in One Step history - Wednesday 05th Apr 2017


Congratulations to Chantelle Smith and Andrew Judd who havebothwon our 'Team Player of the month' Award.

Stephen, our Yeovil team leader told us he wanted to give a shout out to these two, “for their excellent work ethic and because they have never let One Step or more importantly our clients down, even the day they got a flat tyre on their way to work!"

They also accepted a last minute job at the drop of the hat, which confirmed to Stephen that these two deserved to be our very first double award winners in One Step history!

Well done Chantelle and Andrew, enjoy the bottles of vino.  



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Celebrating 5 years this October - Friday 31st Mar 2017


Please join us in 2017 in celebrating the fifth anniversary of the award winning One Step Foundation Careers Fair. 

We plan for this to be our best event yet, with increased marketing and strengthened relationships with local schools it promises to attract much attention.

Exhibitor spaces are filling up fast, visit https://www.onestepfoundation.co.uk/careers-fair/ for further information and access your booking form. 




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Welcome Ben Turner to our wonderful accountancy team. - Wednesday 29th Mar 2017


It’s not often we shout about our fantastic accountancy team based in our flagship office. So, we are excited to announce we have a new face on the team.

Our existing superstar accounts team Naomi Plaw (Accounts Manager) and Ben O’Brien (Payroll Manager) together make sure payroll for clients runs without a hitch and manage the incomings/outgoings to support our three branches.  As our business grows, so does our team!

Cue Ben Turner, our brand new Accounts Assistant.  Alongside working for One Step, we are supporting Ben as he studies for his AAT level 3 qualifications at Richard Huish College.

Believe us there is never a quiet day for this department, so we want to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to the unsung heroes of the company.  



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Happy Red Nose Day - Friday 24th Mar 2017


Happy, happy Friday folks and what a fun Friday today will be.

We're excited for tonight's BBC RED NOSE DAY marathon show including the Love Actually sequel and we’re looking forward to watching the country come together to raise funds for such a worthy cause.

Want to donate? Follow the link and help change lives https://secure.donate.comicrelief.com/…



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Inspiring future generations - Tuesday 14th Mar 2017


Yesterday our commercial manager James joined other local business leaders at the Robert Blake Science College in Bridgwater, to prepare future generations for the working world ahead.

James led a workshop about interview tips, including going back to basics about first impressions and body language, before moving into the nitty gritty of showcasing your skill set during an interview.  

Fuelled by tea and cake, James came back to the office feeling really positive after spending time with the students, adding “it was a great morning, loads of energy and interaction from the students.”

One Step Recruitment invest a lot of time with local schools, it was why we set up The One Step Foundation. The ultimate reward for us is inspiring the workforce of tomorrow, but we were equally delighted when our work in the community won us our first The Somerset Business Award last October, in the ‘Skills for Growth’ category.




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Proud to be finalists - Monday 13th Mar 2017


Friday evening saw our Commercial Manager James attend the Somerset Apprenticeship Awards Evening, organised by The Grow Somerset Talent group.

The Somerset Apprentice Awards is an annual event celebrating the client’s and candidates who participate in this fantastic programme, right across our county.

In the last 12 months, One Step has hired three apprentices across our three branches, so this is the first year we have taken part.  Guess what?!  We are now proud finalists for the ‘New to Apprenticeship’ category 2017.

Congratulations to our category winner, Hydramatic Somerset LTD  and the fellow nominees.

Looking forward to next year’s event already! 



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