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WHY 1st STEP

We value the relationships we build with our clients, which enables us to offer a consultative and collaborative approach to recruitment. We believe that by working as more than just a supplier and developing mutually beneficial relationships, we can ensure the entire recruitment process reflects our client’s requirements and it is exactly this approach that has allowed us to deliver effective solutions to industry-wide problems.

Our management team have held senior positions in the sectors that 1st Step Solutions now specialise in, including but not limited to Building Service's and Construction, Engineering and Rail, Customer Service and Facilities management. This not only gives our teams access to expert knowledge of their markets but also gives the added value that these individuals have dealt with recruitment businesses “from the other side of the fence”. We believe this unique mix of personnel allows us a level of understanding surrounding the everyday frustrations and challenges faced by our clients above and beyond that of our competitors.

We also recognise that recruitment is no longer simply recruitment and that our service is built on the foundations of a robust back office support network.  Our internal compliance department means you can expect the same level of integrity throughout the business and with every vacancy.  Our Dartford head offices houses our in-house payroll team and EIR manager ensuring that we can offer all methods of engagement and a variety of payment methods to suit the conditions of any contract.


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OUR STORY

  • 2004  - Opening

    Established in 2004, we first opened our doors in Essex supplying the Mechanical and Electrical industry in London and the South East. 

    Founded by experienced recruitment professionals with a passion to offer new and innovative solutions offering a refreshing alternative in an industry that has long been criticised for lacking customer focus. 

  • 2005 - Two New Offices

    In 2005 we opened a Midlands presence to further service our M&E customer base, and due to the success of our South-East region also opened an office in Dartford to house our payroll and accounts team.  This would later become our head office that now houses two further recruitment teams.

  • 2008 - Management & Technical

    As a result of the success of the trades and labour division, our Management and Technical team was introduced in 2008 to facilitate the permanent, contract and temporary recruitment of Building Services supervision, technical staff and site management. 

  • 2009

    • Turnover: 16.5m
    • Offices: 3
    • Headcount: 18


  • 2014 - London (City) office opening

    In our tenth year of trading 1st Step's Management, Supervision & Technical division in London.  Also expanding the division to include Business Support, Construction and Commercial positions. 

    • Turnover: 32m
    • Offices:  4
    • Headcount: 29
  • 2015 - Expansion to the South West

    In 2015 the 1st Step brand expanded to the South West, based in Bristol and comprising of an experienced recruitment team with an exceptional knowledge of the local mechanical and electrical transient workforce. 

    • Turnover: 31.5m
    • Offices: 5
    • Staff: 42
  • 2016 - Training Division

    1st Step recognises our responsibility and duty of care to ensure the safety of individuals placed.  In 2016 our training division was opened which has allowed us to not only commit to upskilling current and future candidates but also to provide our client base with accredited and non-accredited safety and first aid training. 

  • 2017 - North West

    Our North-West office opened it's doors in March 2017 building on the growth of our existing business and supported by our South West branch, the team have continued to expand on our reputation of offering a first-class service, with an in-depth knowledge of their industry sectors & specialism.

    • Turnover: 34.5m
    • Offices: 6
    • Staff: 48
  • 2018 - 1st Step Resourcing Inc. opens in New York

    Our US Sister company 1st Step Resourcing Inc. opened their offices in New York, NY in January 2018, offering permanent recruitment for senior and technical positions within the construction and business support divisions.

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  5. 2014

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  9. 2018


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