Step Ahead

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Step Ahead


About Step Ahead
Set up in 1997, Step Ahead has become a leader in best practice recruitment, and has developed strong relationships with clients in the public sector.

We work with clients in health, education, local government and not for profit where our in-depth knowledge makes us the clear choice for intelligent, consultative partnerships and conscientious service quality.

Here are just some of the reasons why our customers keep recommending us:

We believe our jobseekers to be very important customers - our lifeblood, and the face of Step Ahead in the workplace. So we make sure everyone benefits from all the encouragement, help and guidance our experienced team can give.

Our consultants are highly skilled, knowledgeable professionals who work together, pooling resources to provide the optimum match of people to jobs in a flexible, customer focussed environment.

Accreditations are an important demonstration of how seriously we take our responsibilities to our staff, job seekers, employers and the environment. Our most recent achievements are ISO 14001 for environmental management, OH&S 18001 for Occupational Health and Safety management systems and the highest level of EXOR accreditation for Public Sector service delivery.

Throughout this site are more details that we hope will prove our commitment to the provision of quality recruitment services.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to be a renowned and trusted name amongst top employers and job-seekers 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 we aim to create open, consultative partnerships with our clients and candidates whilst maintaining an honest and professional approach at all times. As a team we are ethical yet innovative; focused yet flexible; realistic yet enterprising.

We believe in earning our success by working with you to create yours.


Step Ahead is a committed member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation. We believe it is important to participate actively in discussions regarding recruitment and employment issues and to keep fully informed of current trends and legislation.

Our ethos from the very beginning has been to provide a high quality, ethical recruitment service. In our first year of operation Step Ahead received a small business award for 'Best Business Practice' presented to us by Government Minister, Barbara Roche.

In 2000 Step Ahead applied for 'Investors in People' accreditation which was awarded immediately as a result of our highly sophisticated training and development programme, which also won a National Training Award in 2001. Step Ahead successfully renewed its Investors in People (IIP) accreditation for the third time in 2010.

Step Ahead also achieved ISO9002 accreditation in 2000 for its quality systems and procedures. This has since been updated to ISO9001:2000, and was renewed in 2010.

In 2003 we were awarded a Business Link for London Excellence Award sponsored by the Learning and Skills Council.

In 2005 we were finalists in the London Excellence Awards under three categories: Customer Focus, Organisational Learning and People Development.

Also in 2005 we were first accredited with ISO 14001(successfully renewed in 2010), the international standard which evaluates organisations' environmental management systems, and OHSAS 18001 : 1999, the Occupational Health and Safety Management System.

In 2007 Step Ahead won a commendation in the REC sponsored London and South East Recruitment Awards for the Best Use of Technology.

We have also been qualified as a supplier to Link-up, the UK Rail industry's supplier qualification management system which is recognised for best practice amongst the rail buyer community.

Contact details

Step Ahead

3rd Floor,

Farringdon Road,



T: 020 7400 6260


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