Category Archives: Hand Picked

SCHOOL LEAVERS TAKE PART IN HAND PICKED ACADEMIES TO BOOST CHANCE OF FES APPRENTICESHIPS

Teenagers from across Forth Valley aiming to kick start their careers as apprentices took part in a top employability course run by building services company FES in conjunction with Hand Picked from CR Smith. The thirty-four school leavers from Alva Academy, Stirling High School, Bannockburn High, Lornshill Academy and Wallace High School attended two Hand…
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HAND PICKED 100: GIVE A YOUNG PERSON 90 DAYS AND CHANGE THEIR LIFE

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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A helping hand onto a career path

CR Smith is proud to run Hand Picked - Scotland’s only employability programme run by private businesses – helping young people gain new skills for employment. For some 16-24 year olds, it can be tricky to find a job, especially if they’re unsure of what career they want to follow. However, throughout the years, we’ve…
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SCHOOL LEAVERS TAKE PART IN HAND PICKED ACADEMY TO BOOST CHANCE OF FES APPRENTICESHIPS

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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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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FES Group Hand Picked Academy Success for Second Year Running

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Seventeen year old Billy Angus has landed his dream job working as a Junior Engineer for Stirling-based building services company, FES. Billy is one of 34 teenagers from schools in the Stirlingshire area to boost their chances of finding a job by taking part in one of two Hand Picked Academies, sponsored by the FES…
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