Tag Archives: Employment

Ricky’s Hand Picked Success Story

It is always heartening to hear a success story and for nineteen-year-old Ricky Spittal from Glenrothes gaining an apprenticeship with Taylor Wimpey East Scotland through CR Smith’s Hand Picked programme is exactly that. Having completed the Hand Picked training academy, sponsored by the housebuilder, the teenager has been recruited as an apprentice bricklayer and is…
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Opening Windows of Opportunity with Hand Picked

Hand Picked is a unique employer sponsorship programme, which supports young people into employment.  Set up by CR Smith Chairman Gerard Eadie CBE five years ago, the initiative has helped over 250 young people gain placements on work training academies and paid sponsorship programmes. “I had no experience when I started but I would ask people. I would read…
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Handpicked breaking barriers with third Academy at CR Smith

Handpicked breaking barriers with third Academy at CR Smith The Hand Picked Academy, set up by CR Smith Chairman Gerard Eadie CBE, played host to its third successful employment academy. The week-long training course is designed for young people who have been attending countless interviews for jobs but who are struggling to secure the roles.Participants were…
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