1st Step supports careers Question Time at Bromley College


  1st Step were again proud to support London & South East Colleges at their latest careers training event at Bromley College, advising students from the college on starting a career and the realities of working life.  The event was organised by Bob Noseda, Sector Skills Executive for London & South East Colleges. 1st Step…

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#LLTTM – Max White – two year anniversary

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Message from Simon Cowdrey, Chairman: “Tomorrow represents the 2nd anniversary since Max White, my Managing Director and friend passed away. Max and I worked together for nearly 17 years, during that time he was not only pivotal in establishing 1st Step but also instrumental in building the strong foundations to where the business is today….

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1st Step Bristol at the Car Wash for Live Life to the Max!

The Boys from Bristol have been out today visiting our clients, starting with Interserve’s Bristol office.  But they were not being salesy!  Oh no… Andy Brooks (Operations Director), Ralph Preston (Regional Director) and Matthew Williams (Branch Manager) all visited Interserve – dressed in their big baby nappies – and washed their cars in aid of Cancer…

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EAT rules that holiday pay should include entirely voluntary overtime


  In a landmark ruling by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), employers have been told that they must now include entirely voluntary overtime in holiday pay.  In considering Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Willetts and others EAT/0334/16 the EAT has essentially said that, whilst each case is determined on its own merits, if entirely voluntary overtime (i.e. overtime that…

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Available Training Dates Available for August & September 2017

Upcoming Open Training Dates, in-house courses available upon request (T&C’s Apply) Monday 31st to Friday 4th August 2017 – South Bristol CITB 5Day Site Manager Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) – £395 + VAT Per Delegate  Thursday 24h August – South Bristol One Day Emergency First Aid At Work – £85 + VAT Per Delegate Friday…

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Welcome to 1st Step!


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


  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


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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