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Employers Overview

Our expert Business Managers and Consultants work with thousands of skilled workers… through their knowledge and experience they can successfully recruit your Temporary, Permanent or Contract staff requirements

We understand that one of the most critical resources within any industry is a dedicated workforce, which is why you can trust us to find not only reliable staff with relevant skills, but also sound experience and the right personality to fit into your company requirements. 

By offering true value in both the flexibility of services delivered along with transparent commercial terms, our objective is clear – trust us to deliver the right people to your business at the right time and at the right cost.

Specialist Divisions

The full range of services offered by our Specialist Divisions includes:


Click on any of the links above to see further information on the services we provide or please contact us with your enquiry.

Building Services (M & E) Division

For the past 20 years the management team within 1st Step have delivered temporary, contract and permanent recruitment services throughout the UK and Europe, building a reputation as one of the leading and most forward thinking dependable recruitment businesses in this sector.

Relationships have been forged with key clients, industry associations and trade unions during our involvement in supplying high volumes of labour to prestigious projects. Unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled tradespersons have been supplied to a variety of different projects including:

Academies, Airports, Breweries, Government Buildings, Health, Industrial, LUL, MOD, Prisons, Pharmaceutical, Rail, Retail, Stadia, Schools and Universities

To contact one of our Specialist Consultants within this Division you can email or speak to a member of the team on

Email: info@1ststepsolutions.co.uk
Tel: 0844 5763 800

Midlands & North
Email: midlands@1ststepsolutions.co.uk
Tel: 0844 5763 816

Construction Division

We offer a dedicated team of highly trained Recruitment Consultants to supply services to Civil Engineering, Construction and Plant operating companies across the UK.

Our workforce holds current trade and safety certification to include CSCS and/or CPCS cards. They are reference checked and screened in accordance with our vigorous internal procedures prior to placement and constantly monitored throughout assignment.

We know that the construction market can be very reactive, which is why you can contact us 24/7 once an account has been opened. We're here to help Day or Night, Weekday or Weekend to react to the needs of your business.

To contact one of our Specialist Consultants within this Division you can email them or speak to a member of the team on

Email: info@1ststepsolutions.co.uk
Tel: 0844 5763 800

Midlands & North
Email: midlands@1ststepsolutions.co.uk
Tel: 0844 5763 816

Technical Division

A professional and confidential search and selection service is managed as a separate division within 1st Step with dedicated Business Managers and Consultants focussing and assisting senior candidates with career moves. Invaluable in-depth advice is given to both employers and candidates, which is crucial when matching the right people within a business. An honest and reliable service can be expected from 1st Step, who is not just a recruitment company but also your recruitment partner.

We believe that our collaborative approach consistently delivers on quality rather than quantity, ensuring that you are happy to put your trust in us time and again. We take the time to meet and reference check our candidates prior to presenting them for consideration.

It is this level of service that has led to sustained growth through recommendation and repeat business, whilst developing a trusting relationship with both our clients and our candidates.

To contact one of our specialist consultants within this division you can email them or speak to a member of the team on

Email: technical@1ststepsolutions.co.uk
Tel: 0844 5763 812

Rail Division

A solid history of supplying rail trained operatives to both Network Rail and London Underground with proven experience supplying prestigious projects such as Rugby Remodelling, Paddington Station, Queensway Tube Station and Silverlink (LOROL). We are well equipped to deliver a dedicated, reactive and reliable service to meet your requirements.

The scope of personnel we supply ranges from unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled trades labour, project/site management & supervision and safety critical operatives.

1st Step Rail is qualified via annual Achilles audit to provide NCCA sponsored personnel to Network Rail and LUL accredited personnel to the London Underground network.

To contact one of our Specialist Consultants within this Division you can email them or speak to a member of the team on

Email: rail@1ststepsolutions.co.uk
Tel: 0844 5763 810

FM Division

Our team of highly trained Recruitment Consultants offers a variety of opportunities within the Maintenance, Hard and Soft FM Service industries across the UK.

We appreciate that our workforce is an extension of your own and interaction between us, our candidate, you and your customer is paramount to the successful delivery of your contract, albeit front or back of house.

It is critical that we align ourselves with only the best candidates and clients alike, to ensure our reputation for providing high calibre FM and Maintenance personnel is upheld.

We have successfully delivered our professional services for many years and formulated a strong client base to include property management, maintenance, retail, public sector and end user companies.

To contact one of our Specialist Consultants within this Division you can email them or speak to a member of the team on

Email: fm@1ststepsolutions.co.uk
Tel: 0844 5763 800

Client Quotes

1st Step Solutions Ltd supplied over 100 electrically bias temporary trades to the prestigious new £180 million project LMB Research Unit down at Addenbrooks Hospital, Cambridge over an 18 month period.

Through building a strong working relationship with the project management staff the difficult recruitment of trades in the Cambridge area was managed professionally which resulted in the deployment of an effective workforce. All operatives were put through a vigorous vetting & interviewing stage, which allowed us to engage and manage the workforce successfully to ensure productivity, and a high standard of work was always achieved.

‘The recruitment process managed by 1st Step was instrumental to the success of our project. A large electrical workforce was delivered by the 1st Step team under challenging conditions through their extensive knowledge and hands on service which is highly commendable.’

“In today’s tough economic climate, you need to know that the partners you have in business can be relied upon to produce good quality and value for money solutions. On many of our prestigious projects we have undertaken, built to standards synonymous with the demands of our top end clients, 1st Step Recruitment Solutions have done just that. The quality of the workforce they continually provide, and the levels of service they give us, mean that we were able to meet the demands of our clients, the budgets for the projects and the needs of our business. We are proud to have them as part of the team and as a key supplier to our business”.

“I have engaged 1st Step services on a number of occasions and each and every time they have delivered. From understanding my requirements from the outset through communicating and advising me of the live status each and every step of the process through to final delivery, I can safely say the team delivered and I would have no hesitation in utilising their services again or recommending to others. A pleasure to work with a company who understands their clients needs.”

“1st Step Recruitment Solutions Ltd has a reputation built around quality and first class service delivery. I have been pleased to be able to work with them for a number of years now and the team has an enviable industry knowledge meaning that all my dealings with them have been productive, informative and enjoyable.”

“1st Step is always focused on understanding and meeting their customers businesses needs. There is a
 strong understanding of the changing marketplace that keeps them ahead of competitors”

“You can rely on 1st Step to meet your needs at very short notice - highly recommended.”

1st Step Recruitment has been the most reliable recruitment agency that has worked for me over the past 7 years. From the first phone call to delivery on the project it has always gone smoothly, and candidates that arrive are 1st Class.

I have worked with the team at 1st Step for many years and found their service to be good; they have always fulfilled our requirements, which is a valuable commodity in our industry.



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