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Sean O'Brien

The One Step Foundation is the brain child of the late Sean O’Brien, a well respected local businessman. It is now run in Sean’s memory as a not-for-profit organisation to support and inspire young people, providing them with opportunities to explore career prospects and involving local and national employers as part of the process.

Award-winning Careers Fair

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. The Somerset Skills & Careers Fair became the most sizeable of its type in the South West, with the fifth anniversary show held in October 2017.

We are taking a break from the Careers Fair in 2018. We will miss the buzz of working on such an inspiring event and we regret that this will disappoint many exhibitors and visitors who have enjoyed the fair over the last five years. Having explored any number of cut backs and sponsorship options, we’re sorry to say the event has become financially unsustainable.

The future for The One Step Foundation

The One Step Foundation is more than the annual Careers Fair.  We will continue to build on the great work already undertaken, working with schools/colleges to prepare young people for the workplace, broadening their horizons and showcasing all that our diverse county of Somerset (and beyond) has to offer. Keep checking our news pages!


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