Coronavirus: When do we talk about school and college leaver prospects? By Gerard Eadie, CBE

Everyone has suffered as a result of the outbreak of Covid-19 making it difficult to single out any one section of society as more deserving of our attention than another. We must protect the vulnerable and save lives; just as we must find ways to allow businesses to re-open before catastrophic economic collapse. We must…
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AHEAD OF NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP WEEK, CR SMITH CELEBRATES 4TH ANNIVERSARY OF BESPOKE APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME

CR Smith’s bespoke apprenticeship programme is celebrating four years in operation. Tailored specifically to meet the skills required by the home improvement firm in collaboration with Fife College, the scheme is on its second intake of apprentices and represents an investment of more than £100,000 by the firm in its future workforce. Eleven apprentices are…
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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…
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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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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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