Happy Birthday James! - Thursday 29th Jun 2017

A very happy birthday to our commercial manager, James.


James is a vital and valued part of our team here at One Step Recruitment, so it is with great delight that we’ve treated him to his favourite tipple as a present from us all in the office. Unfortunately James has to wait until 17:30 to crack one open…!


We’re not going to reveal his age (we’re not that mean), safe to say there was just the right amount of appropriate banter!


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NEW SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2017 - Wednesday 28th Jun 2017


Wednesday 11th October 2017 will be our fifth Somerset Skills & Career Fair and promises to attract significant interest – what better reason to partner with us!

We regularly draw in visitors in their thousands and the number continues to grow each year given our reputation for an interactive, informative and fun day – as well as the opportunity to walk away with a job.

There are various parties already interested, however if you’d like to sponsor our reputable event there are still several exciting options available.

Follow this link to explore the sponsorship packages and inspire the workforce of tomorrow: https://www.onestepfoundation.co.uk/caree…/2017-sponsorship/  

Want to find out more about our event (and view a short video from 2016) and who has already booked to exhibit? Click here: https://www.onestepfoundation.co.uk/careers-fair/








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Another One Step top candidate - Friday 23rd Jun 2017

We pride ourselves here on placing the best talent Somerset has to offer in a wide variety of roles across the county. But don’t just take our word for it…

Marina Rosario registered with our Yeovil office for temporary work and it turns out she is rather in demand! As a reliable, proactive and hardworking candidate, we often received calls from a number of happy clients requesting to book Marina again and again.

Marina is flying abroad next week, so today we took the opportunity to say thank you by awarding Marina as our Team Player of the Month.

Enjoy your treats, from the whole One Step family.




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One Step Recruitment supports local charity - Wednesday 21st Jun 2017


The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation is a Somerset-based charity formed in 2002, organising and funding weddings for people with a terminal illness across the UK, founded by Naomi Thomas who herself was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009.

Naomi and her husband Graham, Head of the Board of Trustees, appeared on the ITV show Surprise Surprise in the summer of 2015 as the charity had grown at such a rate they were struggling with administration. However, they couldn’t justify a member of staff’s wages when that money could be used to fund a wedding.

It was on this popular family TV show that Naomi and Graham were introduced to Nick Mock, MD of One Step Recruitment. Nick gifted the charity with a member of staff funded by One Step to help manage their communications, adding “we are thrilled to support this local charity that brings such happiness to couples at their most vulnerable time. Having lost my wife to breast cancer, I admire Naomi for her dedication to the charity despite her own battle with cancer.”

Two years on and in the charity’s fifth year of operation, One Step Recruitment re-approached The Foundation in 2017 to evaluate their staffing needs after the charity moved premises. Following a lively Facebook campaign led by the charity, One Step has now placed another fully funded member of staff as an executive assistant to Naomi, providing valuable administrative support to the charity.

“We cannot thank One Step Recruitment enough for the support they have given us since 2015. We are very proud to be working with such a fantastic local business. Our new recruit Louise has already proven to be a much-needed addition to our team. One Step has worked very hard meeting candidates to find a member of staff who is a good fit with our charity family at The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation” said Naomi Thomas.


                                    (Louise and Naomi)

This is the fifth anniversary year for The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation, who have organised some unusual weddings in their time, including a full Harry Potter themed wedding in Portishead.

A number of applicants applied to work for the charity responding to the social media campaign, many of whom have since registered with One Step Recruitment and are now in the process of finding work with other local employers.

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Meet the One Step Foundation team - Friday 09th Jun 2017

Ever wondered who is on the other side of our Somerset skills and careers fair exhibition, pulling it all together? Wonder no longer!

A small but very busy team works on this fabulous event, alongside day jobs for One Step Recruitment. We all muck in together, but in summary here we are and what we work on leading up to the big day itself (from left to right Sam, Tansy, Emma):


  • Sam, Marketing Co-ordinator. Sam manages social media, marketing and special features at the event.
  • Tansy, Marketing & Events Manager. Tansy handles communications, bookings, PR and venue/shell scheme relations.
  • Emma, Graphic Designer. Emma designs the imagery for the promotional material and will be producing our first show directory this year.


This will be Emma and Sam’s third year working on the event, and Tansy’s second. We cannot wait for the big fifth-anniversary show and will be sharing more details with you soon.

Want to know more about how you can exhibit at our fifth Somerset Skills & Careers Fair? Follow the link  https://www.onestepfoundation.co.uk/careers-fair/

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Welcome Chloe Denning and Jon Dicker to the One Step family! - Wednesday 07th Jun 2017

Due to our recent growth, two new members of staff have now joined the commercial team in One Step Recruitment. Our new recruits are currently being trained up, fully supported by our Commercial Manager James Tuckett in our flagship Taunton office.

Jonathan Dicker is our new Commercial Recruitment Consultant. Keen rugby player Jon has lived locally for most of his life and is already making a difference to both clients and candidates with his wealth of business development experience.

Chloe has joined us as a Trainee Consultant and will ultimately be handling the temporary worker commercial desk. Chloe has a sales background and despite only being a few days into her new role has already built an excellent rapport with our clients and candidates, loving the buzz of the phones.

Welcome aboard both, we are looking forward to watching your development and supporting you to make the commercial desk your own.



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Not our usual ‘Team Player of the Month’ shout out - Monday 05th Jun 2017

After three years working for our international client based in Chard on a temporary contract, it is with great delight to announce that Vlastimil Skalicky has finally received a permanent contract!

Vlastimil holds the title for the longest temporary contract through One Step Recruitment, but is happy to now pass the baton on to our bank of other temporary workers!

We are thrilled that after years of dedication, loyalty and excellent quality of work, V has been rewarded with the job security of a permanent contract and starts the next chapter of his employment.



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Are we the right agency for you? - Tuesday 30th May 2017

Are you lucky enough to have a friend who is always there for you, no matter how far away you live or how long it has been since you last saw each other? Someone to listen to you and always offer support?

Picture this: you’re unhappy with your job, you don’t feel valued, you need something new. Sound familiar? Sadly, we hear it all too often. Register with One Step and let one of our consultants become your expert friend – someone to listen to your requirements and proactively make sure they are met. Whether it’s salary, location or your ideal company culture that’s on your tick list, or CV advice, we’ll dedicate time to you and continue working for you when you leave our office. At absolutely no cost to you whatsoever.

We are Somerset’s leading recruitment agency, we have the local knowledge and contacts and we’re ready and waiting for you to get in touch.



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Happy two year work anniversary to Miss Emma! - Friday 26th May 2017

Today marks two years since Emma joined the One Step team and quickly became a vital part our business. To celebrate, our MD agreed that Emma’s dog Hogan could join us in the office for the day – what a lovely addition to our Taunton branch!

Emma joined us as the commercial administrator for our Taunton office in 2015, working closely with her manager James and supporting the team with payroll, time sheets and holiday requests.

Emma quietly continued pursuing her interests in photography and graphic design outside of work. Having volunteered her services at work for various projects it became clear that Emma is a natural, so in January 2017 Emma was promoted internally and became the third member of our marketing team – with the added bonus that she remains go-to person for any administrative questions!

Thanks for your dedication, your flexibility and for bringing a fresh perspective to our marketing material; you really capture the One Step ethos.

Enjoy your long weekend, we’re looking forward to cake on your return to the office!




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Unemployment has dropped to its lowest level in more than 40 years - Wednesday 24th May 2017


Unemployment has dropped to its lowest level in more than 40 years, a fabulous result considering it wasn’t long ago that we were struggling with a recession.

Can you guess which is Somerset’s strongest industry, in terms of staffing numbers? The answer may surprise you – and no it’s not farming!

Of those employed in Somerset, the number of people in professional roles is 18.2% - the largest of all occupations – closely followed by skilled trades at 14.3%. Professional roles largely follow the national average, but skilled trades nationally drops to 10.4%*.

These statistics mirror two of the strongest divisions that we represent in One Step Recruitment, known internally as Commercial and Industrial roles. As Somerset’s leading recruitment agency we contribute to the employment stats and we’re sharing them with you so you too can stay one step ahead.

Want to know more about unemployment levels across the UK? The Telegraph makes for some interesting reading:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/03/15/uk-unemployment-falls-lowest-level-40-years/

*According to the Annual Population Survey April 2017



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