Welcome to 1st Step!

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We are delighted to welcome three new employees to 1st Step Solutions at the beginning of July, with more to follow over the coming weeks and months. Nicole Hodgson – M&E Trades Senior Consultant   Nicole has joined us with a wealth of recruitment experience and is keen to get going as quickly as possible….

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Full Marks for the Rail Team

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  We are proud to announce that the Rail Team have once again achieved a Five Star rating in our annual RISQS Audit. Compliance & Strategy Director, Careena Dabbs said “The Rail team have surpassed themselves once again, ensuring the high standards required on the rail network are maintained and often exceeded.  The RISQS audit is a…

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1st Step meeting Construction Students at LSEC Bromley Campus

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In a busy morning at London South East College’s Bromley Campus, we were asked to speak to the Construction Students about working in the Construction Industry. Stuart Wallis, our E&IR Manager, was invited to address the trainees engaged in bricklaying, plumbing, carpentry and the built environment.  Giving feedback on his experience in construction, and explaining…

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1st Step – investing in our future and our people

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As a growing business, 1st Step Solutions understands its commitment and obligations to invest in newcomers to our industry, as well as providing ongoing development opportunities for existing members of staff, and throughout June we have been delivering new opportunities for both. Investing in People Whilst it is always important to bring in new talent…

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Guy Smithson promoted to Eastern Regional Manager

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Following a reorganisation of our Eastern region, we are pleased to announce that Guy Smithson has been promoted to the role of Regional Manager. Reporting to Andy Brooks, Operations Director he will be responsible for overseeing all business undertaken by our Newark and Wickford offices. Andy said “Guy has a wealth of experience in the…

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Matthew Williams promoted to Branch Manager

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We are delighted to announce that Matthew Williams has been promoted to Branch Manager (South West Region) of our Bristol Office. Matthew has been a key part of the growth, success and development of the South West Region, and as the business has grown, it has become clear that he is a major part of…

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Steve Bradshaw joins 1st Step Solutions

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We are delighted to announce that Steve Bradshaw has joined 1st Step in April 2017 to establish a new North West Regional Branch. Having spent 10 years at Shepherd Engineering Services as their UK Labour Manager managing their UK M&E workforce. During his career, Steve spent 35 years  with Sulzer/Axima starting working life as an…

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1st Step Solutions opens in Manchester

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We are delighted to announce that we have now opened our new offices, based at the Lowry Mill in Swinton, Manchester. Building on the growth of our existing business and client base, we will be furthering the reach and reputation we have for excellent customer services, into the North West Region. Our Recruitment Manager, Scott…

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1st Step to a Recruitment Career

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As part of our commitment to being a social responsible employer, we are delighted to announce that we have partnered with Impact Apprenticeships to start two new apprentices within our business. Managing Director, Matthew Jones, said “It is important as a growing business to remember our roots, and that I along with many of the…

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