The One Step Foundation

Introducing The Foundation

The One Step Foundation was established in 2012 by respected local businessman Sean O’Brien and his wife, along with the MD of One Step Recruitment, Nick Mock. The One Step Foundation was set up specifically to widen the reach of One Step Recruitment’s continued work with schools, preparing students to enter the work place.

Working with schools

One Step Recruitment supports lots of students in Somerset, including 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.  We are proud of the close relationships we have developed with local schools.  If you would like us to work with your school/college, then please get in touch.

Largest Careers Fair in the South West

The Foundation is best known for our interactive Somerset Skills & Careers Fair, held annually from 2013-2017 to help inspire young people to achieve their potential.  Over the five years this event was held it became the most sizeable and interactive of its type in the South West, winning a Somerset Business Award in the penultimate year. See the gallery below for some of the moments captured from the fifth anniversary show in 2017.

More information

The One Step Foundation is more than the annual Careers Fair.  For more information on the work undertaken by The One Step Foundation, please visit our website at:


Award Winning

The One Step Foundation is very proud to have won a Somerset Business Award in November 2016.  We were awarded winner of the Skills for Growth Category largely for our Careers Fair, but also for our direct work with Somerset’s businesses, schools and colleges.

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