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11 new recruits join the CR Smith bespoke apprenticeship programme

Eleven aspiring joiners will this month take up their places on the bespoke CR Smith apprenticeship scheme that has been carefully developed by our own staff and Fife College to meet the skills required by the home improvement business. As well as developing the quality of workmanship needed for installing the CR Smith Lorimer range of…
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We’ve launched a new campaign in a bid to find jobs for 100 local young people. Hand Picked 100 was established by CR Smith boss Gerard Eadie CBE to get the support from 100 employers who are willing to give young people the chance to boost their career opportunities through a 90-day paid job. Under…
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Two more Edinburgh Trams FIXed

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  • FIX CR Smith New Trams in Edinburgh.

Whenever we are in Edinburgh, it’s always great to see one of our branded trams as part of our Window to Scotland campaign, which we launched last summer.

For each us, it’s tricky to pick out a favourite image as each one is so visually striking. One minute the Kelpies is the favourite, then it switches to the cheeky looking meerkats at Blair Drummond, then to a golfer at St Andrews.

Because these images have made such an impact and made people smile, we’ve decided to sponsor two more Edinburgh Trams, bringing the total number of CR Smith trams up to 20.

This time around, the new tram designs feature our FIX side of the business, which is popular with residents in Edinburgh, due to many properties being Listed Buildings or in Conservation Areas.

FIX from CR Smith does exactly what it says on the tin – they fix products installed by anyone no matter the age. Whether it’s upgrading your conservatory roof, replacing glazed units, or repairing the hardware, you can get your home to once again look and function as it should.


Thirty-two school leavers took part in two Hand Picked Academies, designed to boost their chances of being selected for one of 30 apprenticeships available at building services company FES Group. Over the three day course, the teenagers from St Mungos, Wallace High, Stirling High, Alva, Lornshill, Bannockburn, Larbert, St Modens and Queen Anne High School…
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CR Smith apprentice joiners carve career through CR Smith apprenticeship programme

National Apprenticeship Week draws to a close today, and for us, apprentices are vital.  They are the next generation of employees and what help keep our wheels in motion. For some young people, when they’ve walked out of the high school gates for the final time and into the big wide world, venturing onto the…
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National Apprenticeship Week – giving a helping hand to young people

It’s National Apprenticeship Week and at CR Smith we firmly believe that young people are not only the lifeblood of the economy, but they are key to the future survival and continuing success of a business. In 2015 we set up our own bespoke apprenticeship programme which is tied to a City & Guilds framework.…
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