Thank you for the opportunity of being at the fair. It was very well organised with good marketing of the event and was well staffed by One Step and J24. It was a good layout with a variety of stands and a clear route for students to follow, with a good number of schools attending. It was a great day and generated a number of excellent leads for me, indeed I already have one meeting booked in with a school that I have not previously worked with. October 2016.Young Enterprise
Supporting the community
The One Step Foundation has invested heavily in the workforce of tomorrow through The Somerset Skills and Careers Fair and continues to do so through our work with schools and young people. In addition, our founder Sean O’Brien played the primary role in setting up the charity Go Commando and was also an active supporter of Think Amy – both local charities we continue to champion today.
Go Commando was founded in 2010 in response to the community’s overwhelming desire to support Taunton’s Royal Marines Unit 40 Commando RM on their return from Afghanistan. The charity was founded by Sean, who experienced first-hand the support of the local community following pioneering cancer surgery.
For more information, please visit the Go Commando website.
Think Amy is a local charity promoting safer driving. It was established by the inspirational Jane Hofmeister in memory of her daughter Amy Rose, who tragically lost her life in 2011 aged 13, in an incident involving two cars racing each other in a residential area of Taunton. Having a daughter of his own, this charity and Jane’s tireless hard work touched Sean’s heart.
For more information, please visit the Think Amy website.
The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation
The One Step Foundation was approached by The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation, launched in 2012 with the single purpose of organising and funding weddings for the terminally ill. One Step Recruitment recruited and continues to fully fund a member of staff for this worthy Foundation. This is a charity which often helps make arrangements against the clock and in very testing circumstances – the founder herself being inspired by the help she received to marry her sweetheart, following treatment for breast cancer.
For more information, please visit The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation website.
Creating Learning Paths
The Foundation is all about supporting young people, so let’s not forget the amazing work done for young people by teachers.
Creating Learning Paths offers a practical and enjoyable training programme for teachers to learn new teaching techniques, as well as enhancing their proven skills. The programme is designed to give children the opportunity to develop and improve their collaborative, communicative and problem solving skills whilst improving their outcomes, self esteem, self belief and self confidence.
For more information for teachers, parents and students please visit the Creating Learning Paths website.
Thank you for organising the event. The breadth of exhibitors was fantastic – very impressive. From a pastoral perspective we were challenged to manage 165 students in the venue and it was busy on arrival making proper conversation a little challenging. If we had a dedicated slot at a defined time we would definitely come again in 2017. It’s a great event, a real success. October 2016.Kingsmead School