Why Choose Step Ahead?

Choosing a recruitment company, training agency or Apprenticeship Training Agency to work with can be a minefield … get it right and you get exactly what you need or want, with the minimum fuss and disruption. Get it wrong and it can be a nightmare of wasted time, effort and resources. So, how do you choose? Hopefully, this site will give you an understanding and an insight into how Step Ahead will work with you to achieve your recruitment objectives. However, if you would like to call and ask questions, we’ll be pleased to hear from you and can help you make fully qualified decisions.

Quality permanent, contract and temporary work, as well as workers, are always available. Matching skill set, suitability and personality with the right organisation.

Apprenticeship Training Agency

As a registered Apprenticeship Training Agency Step Ahead can offer you an innovative and flexible way of employing apprentices.


Tailored development prior to employment with your organisation. Local candidates 18 to 50 plus. Well-prepared, motivated recruits matched to your needs.

Matching properly recruited, well motivated, skilled staff, well-prepared for a variety of roles, is what Step Ahead does. Using two decades of employability training, highly effective candidate development, apprentices and practical support in the workplace.

There are many different roles and, in partnership with private sector employers, the public sector, Jobcentre Plus and a number of further education partners, Step Ahead identify

motivated and capable candidates, coach them through one of our highly successful induction courses to develop their employability skills for specific roles and sectors.

There are many roles we work with – permanent, flexible, contract and apprentices. It’s our role to help you to achieve what you want and need. Whether you are employing somebody or looking for employment, we can help you.

"I look forward to continuing to work with Tufael and Step Ahead. Thank you for your ongoing support."

Krishna Yadav, the Co-op, Central London

"We would recommend Step Ahead's services to any organisation."

Gregory Alake, Institute of Education, University of London

"The staff provided by Step Ahead, have proved to be, amongst other qualities; honest, reliable, trustworthy and accommodating."

Paul Surma, London Transport Museum

"I have found Step Ahead's service to be responsive, helpful and professional."

Robert Fisher, London Metropolitan University

“All our candidates have been extremely well prepared and impressive, and we have found some terrific new members of staff."

Andrew Elliott, Tempus Energy

"I thoroughly enjoy working with Step Ahead, I find them professional, dedicated and passionate in delivering a high level of service."

Lee Thompson, STM Group

"I find working with Step Ahead a very rewarding partnership, Gurpreet is always passionate and dedicated to give a high level of service and professionalism."

Darren Seal, Securitas

"We have been impressed by the range and diversity of candidates provided."

Jeremy Guyer, UCL Division of Biosciences

"They provide a friendly service and having had such a long relationship with us, they have an excellent understanding of our sector, culture and priorities."

Leroy Clarke, University of London

"Step Ahead are a professional company and have established themselves as a trusted recruitment partner."

Leroy Clarke, University of London

"Step Ahead provide us with a one-stop-shop service for all our non-specialist external temporary agency staff needs."

Robert Fisher, London Metropolitan University

"We are extremely pleased by the professional level of service received from the Step Ahead team and of the calibre of staff provided..."

Gregory Alake, Institute of Education, University of London

"We have been extremely pleased by the professional level of service received from the team and of the highest calibre of staff provided..."

Paul Surma, London Transport Museum

"We have had great service and constant support from the team. They are always on hand to help and answer any questions."

Samantha King, Essentia, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

"The training arm has delivered the apprentice framework to a high standard, enabling all learners to get through within the apprenticeship period..."

Joanne Young , King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

"We could not be happier with Step Ahead's services and candidates.”

Andrew Elliott, Tempus Energy

"Step Ahead have been providing Apprentices to Medical Engineering at King's College Hospital since 2013, all of which have been of very high calibre."

Joanne Young , King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

“All paperwork and the recruitment process has been seamless for my cohort of apprentices.

Emma Evans, St Georges Hospital Foundation Trust

“As a fast-growing company, we have been impressed by the calibre of the candidates we have been able to offer positions to."

Andrew Elliott, Tempus Energy

Our Team

It’s all about people at Step Ahead – The right combination of experienced individuals finding the right, well-matched candidates for the right positions.

Whatever we’re doing – recruiting permanent staff, contract staff or temp staff or placing apprentices (employed by us), training candidates for work or matching skills with roles – there’s nothing more important than people at Step Ahead. The mixture of talent, experience and enthusiasm our consultants and trainers bring to the process are just three of the elements that set Step Ahead apart.

Speak to one of our team today, and find out how we can help you achieve your objectives.

How We Work

Treating everyone like customers and applying customer service rules to all
Flexible Contracts

With a variety of wide-ranging benefits

Equal Opportunities

Recruitment for all with practices that stimulate genuine equality of opportunity

Online Reporting

Line managers can efficiently authorise time sheets online. Fast and efficient

Things to consider

Temps are offered flexible contracts including a guaranteed minimum number of days work, greater security and increased pay. As a registered Apprenticeship Training Agency, supporting apprentices, matching employers’ opportunities with the most appropriate candidates and, ultimately finding full time positions for them if they want it, is what we do.

  • Best practice recruitment
  • Broad range of consultative partnerships
  • Candidates are prepared fully for work
  • The service is designed to ensure success for employers and candidates
  • The optimum matching of roles and people
  • All key accreditations are held
  • Proven processes for assessing candidates
  • Training to ensure success

Equal opportunities recruitment for all, committed to diversity with sustainable social, economic and environmental goals.

For training, apprenticeships and permanent or temporary recruitment contact us today

The Step Ahead Mission Statement

“The mission, in the first instance is to ensure you know we truly care about helping you achieve your objectives.

Secondly, is to be a renowned and trusted name amongst top employers, job-seekers and learners alike; to be synonymous with efficiency, expertise and enterprise; to provide a quality service delivered by fully trained and informed Consultants who actively listen to
your needs and are qualified in providing intelligent solutions.

To achieve this consistently we work hard to create open, consultative partnerships with you whilst maintaining an honest and professional approach at all times. As a team we are ethical yet innovative; focused yet flexible; realistic yet enterprising.

By working with you to create your success, we believe we will achieve ours.”

Need Quality Staff?

If it involves training, ATA apprentices or recruitment contact us today.

Who We Work With

Here are just a few of the organisations who regularly trust us to help them achieve their objectives through great people.

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Some of the Accreditations We Hold

Here are just a few of the accreditations and partnerships we’re pleased to be part of.

European Social Fund                                     

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