First Steps Ltd
First Steps Ltd is a geotechnical and geo-environmental service provider; founded in 2000, it supplies employers with staff and employees with training, and clients with consulting services. Employment services are delivered mainly for long term positions. Where possible those seeking employment are advised according to their individual profile and personal strengths. First Steps now has 10 years experience in providing training and courses for engineers, scientists and technical staff especially in the areas of laboratory work and drilling. All courses are provided by staff that are Chartered and have practical experience in the subject they teach. For those needing a higher qualification it has created the "The Geotechnical Industries Specialised Award" under the umbrella of the NVQ for specialised skills. Our web site www.firststeps-geo.co.uk provides further details of these and other activities. First Steps is also instrumental in managing The London Basin Forum, tasked with publishing the Atlas of London Geology by 2014 for the Geological Society of London.
Unit 17 Hurlingham Studios
How FIRST STEPS Can Help You During This Recession
The answers are below but if you want to know who we are, go to the end of the piece.
This recession has reduced the financial resources of many and a number of commentators believe the market that returns will not be the same as that which has gone. First Steps is adjusting to this, so that reduced budgets can secure a mix of educational products, services and training to suite the funds available.
Saving the employer money:
Every employer knows that training is an incredibly good investment if it can be afforded because it can be converted into efficiency, savings and profit almost immediately. Employers know staff training:
But how can these benefits be obtained when money is tight? This is where First Steps can help. We work with companies to provide their training programme to suite their needs, resources, and budget, providing them with an official Training Programme they can adopt as their own. We are also able to design programmes that can be accredited by the Qualifications and Curriculum Agency of the Government. Talk to us: 0207 736 6889.
Helping the individual:
First Steps started as an Agency helping recent graduates get their first step onto the employment ladder when no other agency would help - hence the company name; so we are used to talking to people and treating them as individuals. There are a number of ways we can help, at no financial cost to you, especially if you are unemployed and want to keep your "hand-in" until an appropriate opportunity arrives. Talk to us, as everyone is different and what is suitable for you will probably be unique to your experience, interests, ability and circumstances: 0207 736 6889.
"Show off" on First Steps:
First Steps would be very pleased to put any audio and video material of a technical nature onto its website, which attracts many students. It would be a free advertisement for you which could help attract clients and (when that happy day returns) with recruitment.
Research with First Steps:
The founders and Directors of First Steps both have PhD's and have many years of experience designing, supervising, undertaking and reporting research. First Steps currently seeks two collaborators:
Should you be interested in either of these please contact us on 0207 736 6889.
Some highlights for First Steps from the past 12 months:
In addition to the activities listed and advertised on our web page (www.firststeps.eu.com):
First Steps has developed a GIANT CALENDAR for 2010 - spiral bound with one A1 sheet per month. £20 + £5.50 postage & packing UK, comes in cardboard tube. To see it visit our web site and click on Shop (www.firststeps.eu.com/shop.php)
To receive dates of courses and other information regularly please let us know and we will include you in our newsletter. Once we have received your email we will forward you our latest newsletter, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHO WE ARE:
First Steps will be 10 years old in 2010; born during the boom it is now maturing during the bust, but retains its original mission to help train and educate those in geoscience whose circumstances place them at a disadvantage. As a result we have trained many hundreds of those working in geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering, via courses and in-house training, and established the Geotechnical Industries Post-Graduate Specialised Award, approved by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority of the Government; details are on our web page www.firststeps.eu.com
WHERE WE ARE FROM:
The company was started and is still run by its two Directors, Dr Michael de Freitas CGeol and Dr Christine Butenuth CGeol; both are experienced university teachers with over 60 years teaching experience at all grades from pre-A level to post doctoral researchers, including technical staff working in the laboratories and in the field. (www.firststeps.eu.com/about.php)
We look forward to hear from you by email (email@example.com or telephone: 0207 736 6889).
With best wishes
Dr. Christine Butenuth
First Steps Ltd.
London SW6 3PA
Tel: 0207 736 6889
For further information please email First Steps Ltd