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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 about someone successful and go and see them for advice. No one turned me down. Younger people should play on the fact that older people want to help them. I still do ask for advice but now I phone successful younger people.”

“My motivation and satisfaction now is in helping other people to succeed.”  Gerard Eadie CBE

Read our latest article published in the Daily Record last week: CR Smith boss opens window of opportunity for young people in Scotland

Please email the Project Manager, Pauline McGeevor at if you wish to find out more about joining Hand Picked as a candidate or a business.

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