Marking the achievements of our apprentices

Eight CR Smith joiners marked the completion of their Apprenticeship at a special awards ceremony in the firm’s head office, ending 2018 on a high note.

 Recognising their achievements were CR Smith Managing Director, Ian Macfarlane, Head of FIX from CR Smith, Kevin Eadie and three senior figures from Fife College, Frazer Walker, John Hamill and Dennis Savage.

 The eight pictured were part of a group of ten enrolled on to the unique Apprenticeship programme. The CR Smith Apprenticeship is designed to deliver the essential carpentry and joinery skills required and also includes the additional craftsmanship required to work with CR Smith luxury hardwood internal finishes. The apprenticeship modules were carefully structured around the firm’s needs with the help and support of Fife College and delivered in the purpose-built joinery workshop at CR Smith Head Office in Dunfermline.

 Now officially time-served and accredited by City & Guilds, all ten are working across the business in windows, conservatories and Fix teams. Two could not make the ceremony. A second intake of apprentices have just begun their 3.5 year course.

 The CR Smith Apprenticeship programme represents an investment of more than £100,000 over the past three years and reflects the firm’s commitment to grow its business by nurturing the talents of its young people.

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