Introducing the Manager of the Quarter Award

In addition to our usual monthly Employee of the Month award, we have introduced an new and exciting award, known as Manager of the Quarter! This award will run quarterly and recognises the efforts that our Managers deliver across our departments. Our employees will nominate the Manager that they feel have excelled in their job […]

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Employee of the Month for November – Christie Hoyte

The winner of our Employee of the Month for November 2018, was none other than our Manager of Employability Training, Christie Hoyte! Fully embracing the recent winning formula training by under promising and over delivering, Christie has exceeded her contractual targets and received excellent feedback from her clients and customers. She is ‘a joy to […]

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Employee of the Month for October – Jasmine Edwards

Our Employee of the Month winner for October 2018, was our Assistant to Head of Corporate Support, Jasmine Edwards! Jasmine has had a busy month supporting the different teams within the company, managing multiple streams and priorities, but taking it all in her stride along with training our new Candidate Recruitment Consultant who recently joined. […]

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Employee of the Month for September – Mariam Ahmed

Our Employability Consultant Mariam Ahmed, is our Employee of the Month winner again this year, for September 2018! Mariam has worked exceptionally well this month, achieving some great results on her accounts. She has also built some excellent working relationships with her clients and candidates alike, by being open, honest, genuine, managing expectations appropriately and […]

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Early Sprint Timesheet Deadline for Hours in w/e 28 September 2018

If you are a Sprint user, we have exciting news! (If you are using a timesheet system other than Sprint currently, this message will not apply). We’ve recently completed successful trials of our new timesheet system – iTempaid – and are ready to roll this out to all remaining employees and clients of our temporary staffing […]

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Christmas Retail Roles

If you are interested in the role or would like enquire more about it, please contact christie@stepahead.co.uk

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Employee of the Month for August – Trudi Hamer

Our Recruitment Consultant, Trudi Hamer was awarded Employee of the Month winner for August 2018! Trudi has done extremely well since becoming permanent, since starting her new role, taking on new business in her stride. She consistently goes the extra mile to support both her internal colleagues and external customers, always willing to give a […]

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Employee of the Month for July – Elizabeth Akinlaja

Our Employee of the Month winner for July 2018, is none other than our ATA Recruitment Consultant, Elizabeth Akinlaja. Elizabeth has gone above and beyond expectations as a recruiter to ensure that she is enriching the lives of her customers. Being relatively new to the company, she has dedicated herself fully to the role, learning […]

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Employee of the Month for June – Mariam Ahmed

A first time win for our Recruitment Consultant, Mariam Ahmed, who was awarded Employee of the month for June 2018. She was nominated for the award for an number of reasons, including: meeting and exceeding her targets on contracts, building a strong rapport with both her customers and clients alike and always going seeking opportunities […]

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Employee of the Month for May – Jackie Douglas

Jackie Douglas is the very deserving winner of Step Ahead’s Employee of the Month Award for May 2018. Jackie was voted for by her colleagues for a variety of reasons. Not least of all for fully embracing Step Ahead’s Customer Service Rules which were drawn up by the Team. Amongst the comments were; Jackie treats […]

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Employee of the Month for April – Jasmine Edwards

Jasmine is Employee of the Month yet again! This time for April and, once again, very well deserved. Jasmine was recognised by the Step Ahead Team for all her hard work in sorting out the recent office move and coordinating things with the staff. She kept her internal customers fully informed verbally but also followed up […]

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Employee of the Month for March – Angelina Kapeta

Angelina Kapeta, our multi-talented, multi-lingual International recruitment star and winner of Step Ahead’s Employee of the Month for March 2018 … was nominated by her colleagues for a number of reasons: Angelina always looks professional, has a positive attitude and body language. Angelina maintains regular contact with all her clients and doesn’t leave them wondering. […]

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Employee of the Month for February 2018 – Jo Okuefuna

Well what an entrance! Jo is new to the Step Ahead Team but is already making her presence very much felt by being voted as Employee of the Month by her peers for February 2018. Her are just some of the reasons cited as reasons Jo’s colleagues have given for voting for her. • By […]

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Employee of the Month for January 2018 – Karol Wisniewski

Congratulations once again to Karol on being named Employee of the Month for January. Karol’s colleagues wax lyrical about his proactive stance and his willingness to help even when he’s incredibly busy with other tasks. His focus is always on helping our customers and recently worked diligently and particularly quickly to ensure temps bookings were […]

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Employee of the Month for November 2017 – Karol Wisniewski

Karol is a much loved member of the Step Ahead team and constantly receives votes for employee of the month, so it is fabulous to be able to announce him as the winner for November 2017. Karol is particularly noted for his consistent and proactive support for every member of Team Step Ahead.  He goes […]

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Employee of the Month for October 2017 – Paulette McKenzie

We have a first time winner for October 2017. Congratulations go to Paulette McKenzie for being voted as Employee of the Month by her colleagues at Step Ahead. In the voting Paulette was recognised for treating all her customers with respect and giving them the time they need. Although relatively new to the team, she […]

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Employee of the Month for September 2017 – Christie Hoyte

Christie is a very popular winner for the month of September, she has been nominated for her consistent and highly valued positive attitude, her strong work ethic and her willingness to ‘step up to the plate’ when needed. Christie will always help others in the team to achieve their objectives as well as reaching her […]

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Employee of the Month for August – Jasmine Edwards

Jasmine always receives votes for Employee of the Month and for the month of August she, once again, received the largest number to be named the winner. Jasmine is on the Corporate Support Team and can always be depended upon for her help. Amongst the comments made by her colleagues were numerous references to Jasmines […]

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Employee of the Month for July ’17 – Aba Ahmed

Aba has been with Step Ahead for many years and her characteristically positive attitude and commitment to helping her colleagues – in even the most challenging circumstances – were key factors in her nomination as employee of the month for July. During this time, Aba not only supported the business, clients and candidates in the […]

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Employee of the Month for March – Jade Scott

Congratulations Jade – Employee of the Month for March 2017 and very well deserved. Jade exemplifies ‘TEAM’ and was nominated by her colleagues for a number of reasons including the fact that she is so reliable and always delivers. Jade keeps her head down in the Finance Office most of the time, beavering away with […]

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Kristina Harper – Employee of the Month for June

Kristina’s no stranger to receiving accolades from her peers and colleagues and it was good to see her, once again, receiving Step Ahead’s Employee of the Month Award for June 2017. Ever gracious, Kris thanked everyone in the Team and pointed out that, had it not been for the help and support of her colleagues, […]

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Kristina Harper – Employee of the Month for February

Kristina Harper is on her second round of working with Step Ahead. Having been one of the first to be in the Step Ahead Team, Kris decided after ten years to see what else the world had to offer. Ten years later, having explored new things, learnt new skills and had new experiences, she returned […]

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Public Sector Apprenticeships

A new report has suggested that apprenticeships may offer a genuine solution to the problem of teacher over qualification. The findings came from Reform, a right-leaning think tank that campaigns for the better allocation of public funds. The report looks at ways in which the public sector can attract, train and retain the best and […]

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Sahan De Abrew – Employee of the month for January

Having been a close second a number of times, it’s great to see Sahan De Abrew reach the No: 1 spot! Sahan’s peers have voted regularly, endorsing him for his tenacity, ‘can do’ attitude and being a helpful and supportive colleague. Consistently commenting on the fact that he embodies the values in Step Ahead’s Customer […]

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Jasmine Edwards – Employee of the Month for December

For the month of December the votes, as always were very close. At one point it was tied, however, once all the votes … including the last minute, under-the-wire, only just made it votes were in … the clear, popular and much deserved winner was Jasmine Edwards of Corporate Support. Jasmine is known for being […]

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Apprenticeship Levy Update

The Apprenticeship Levy – Key Points for Employers

As the implementation date for the Levy grows closer, many employers are asking us how it will work and what it will mean for them, so we thought it might be useful to put the proposals as they stand so far into a concise summary. (This is an updated version of our previous briefing, incorporating […]

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The Apprenticeship Levy and Scheduling Your Apprenticeship Starts

With the new Apprenticeship Levy due to be implemented next May, we are hearing that many employers are delaying apprenticeship starts until after then, as they want to ensure that they don’t waste any of their levy contributions. This is totally understandable, but it’s important to remember that:~ – Between now and next May, the […]

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Angelina Kapeta – Employee of the Month for August

August saw Recruitment Consultant, Angelina Kapeta, awarded Employee of the Month by her peers at Step Ahead. Angelina’s commitment, drive and great attitude were all cited as just some of  the reasons she was voted for. Very well done Angelina, we hope you enjoyed your Champagne!

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The Apprenticeship Levy – Key Points for Employers

As the implementation date for the Levy grows closer, many employers are asking us how it will work and what it will mean for them. Many of the details are still unclear – we are promised more information in October following a consultation process – but in the meantime we thought it might be useful […]

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Michaella Jackson – Employee of the Month June 2016

ATA Consultant, Michaella Jackson, was named as Step Ahead’s Employee of the Month for June. Pictured here with Garry Sharpe, Director of Step Ahead. Garry described how Michaella’s colleagues nominated her for the Monthly Award for her ‘commitment to her customers’ and for ‘demonstrating perfectly’ all 10 of Step Ahead’s Top 10 Customer Service Rules. […]

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Lowest Unemployment in UK since 2005 (posted 04.08.16)

Official data published this week show that unemployment in the UK is now at its lowest level since October 2005.

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Report Shows a 63% Rise in Apprenticeship Placements in Last Year

It’s recently been reported that apprenticeship statistics are showing that that there was a 40% increase in the placement of apprentices aged between 16 and 24 between March of 2015 and March of this year. Perhaps more encouraging are the figures quoted for 16 to 18 year old apprentices which see a rise of 63% [...] Read more

3 Out of 4 Firms Set to Hire – REC

The REC report that 74% of employers plan to employ permanent staff in the following three months as economic conditions improve for business.

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Southwark Council Award Contract to Step Ahead

Southwark Council have awarded Step Ahead Employment Ltd a contract working with Southwark residents on a programme to help them get into work.

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Higher Level Apprenticeships are not marketed well

A letter from Step Ahead CEO, Jackie Bedford, about Apprenticeships was published in the Financial Times. Read the letter here.

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Apprenticeships are vital to our future

Read Step Ahead CEO, Jackie Bedford’s, letter on the importance of apprenticeships as published in the Evening Standard.

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