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Inspiring the workforce of tomorrow

The One Step Foundation was established to widen the reach of One Step Recruitment‘s continued work with schools, preparing students for entering the workplace.

Award winning

One Step James, BBC's Alex Lovell, One Step Tansy and SteveOne Step are over the moon with our Somerset Business Award recognising our work with the wider community, largely through the One Step Foundation Somerset Skills & Careers Fair, but also through our direct work with Somerset’s businesses, schools and colleges. We don’t enter many awards, so it was a real honour to receive this at the end of 2016 for our hard work supporting the next generation.



The first Somerset Careers Fair was the launch event for The One Step Foundation in 2013 and was held annually to inspire students and more recently to help job seekers of all ages too. This event had its fifth anniversary in 2017, becoming the largest and most interactive of its type in the South West, attracting 3,000 visitors and 80 exhibitors.

Please visit the 2017 show page for details of the anniversary show and the 2017 gallery for a video and photos of the day.


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 the disappointment this will cause the 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.


If you managed to recruit at the Careers Fair and were interested in doing the same in 2018, One Step Recruitment can of course assist you at any time to fill your vacancies – you don’t have to wait until October!

One Step Recruitment is award-winning and independently owned; we are flexible with our services, tailoring them to suit your requirements.  We have a database of 45,000 candidates, all of whom have registered their details with us and have been interviewed by an experienced consultant.  There is no fee until your chosen applicant starts working for you – we will advertise your role, view CVs, put together a shortlist and arrange interviews without you paying a penny.

Follow this link to the One Step Recruitment website.

If you are looking for work after leaving school/college, registering with One Step Recruitment means you are no longer searching for your next role alone. We have a range of roles available from full-time, permanent positions through to temporary or part-time work. One Step Recruitment’s services for applicants are completely free, you have nothing to lose!

Follow this link to the One Step Recruitment website.


Thank you for all the hard work behind the scenes, it was again a very good day. October 2016.

Hair Academy South West
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