A great day with the students from Chilton Trinity School - Thursday 20th Jul 2017

 

#ThrowbackThursday to a couple of weeks ago, when our Commercial Manager James joined fellow local businesses to lead a series of workshops to the Year 9 students at Chilton Trinity School, Bridgwater.

The students enjoyed a work-related activities week organised by CSW Group, which James participated in. James introduced the students to the world of work and recruitment agencies, giving valuable CV and interview advice, which really grabbed the pupils’ attention.

We received wonderful feedback from Hilary from at CSW Group, commenting “I was particularly struck with the energy, enthusiasm and desire to work with the young people that every employer I spoke to expressed.”

Hilary was also kind enough to pass on this heart-warming feedback from a teacher at the school, which has made our day: “Students who would normally find it difficult to even be in the room were engaged and interested in the workshops, which is a testament to the work you and the other employers have invested in their preparation. We appreciate your time and professionalism and can see the immediate benefit to the students in the way they ask questions about opportunities they would not have realised existed previously.”

We are in a very fortunate position to be able to deliver these workshops to the workforce of tomorrow and really enjoy working with local schools. We look forward to seeing all the local schools at our very own Somerset Skills & Careers Fair on 11th October 2017, where students can mix with over 80 exhibitors at a fun and informative event.  #inspiresomerset

                                       

 

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One Step supports school careers event - Thursday 20th Jul 2017

                                                                         

#ThrowbackThursday to last week, when One Step Foundation / Recruitment joined fellow local businesses to lead a series of workshops for the Year 10/11 students at Huish Episcopi School.

The students enjoyed a day of careers advice, with One Step introducing pupils to the world of work and recruitment agencies, imparting valuable social media, CV and interview advice, which really grabbed the pupils’ attention.

Emma Higman, Independent Careers Advisor covering Huish Episcopi and Holyrood Academy commented: “feedback from students has been really positive and they found your workshop to be very informative.”

We are in a fortunate position to be able to deliver these workshops to the workforce of tomorrow and really enjoy working with local schools. We look forward to seeing all the local schools at our very own Somerset Skills & Careers Fair on 11th October 2017, where students can mix with over 80 exhibitors at a fun and informative event.

 

                                 

 

                                                             

 

 

 

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Another happy customer to brighten up this wet Wednesday - Wednesday 12th Jul 2017

We at One Step are delighted with the feedback we have received from a highly satisfied client, as follows:

“I wanted to thank you personally for your help in arranging staff for our [event]. We thought we had set you a huge challenge, but I was reassured when you committed to the 50 staff plus 10 extra just in case. My sincere thanks to the staff across all your offices, I look forward to working with you again in the future.” - Venue Manager.

If you have staffing needs and want to move forward with confidence, get in touch with Somerset’s leading and award-winning recruitment agency today. 

                                     

 

 

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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.

                                      

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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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