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CR Smith creates Hand Picked Hub at Lochgelly High School

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 Dunfermline-based CR Smith has created an employability hub at Lochgelly High School and has begun a programme of activity in partnership with teachers to support all senior phase pupils successfully progress beyond school. It is the latest...

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CR Smith creates Hand Picked Hub at Lochgelly High School

Next Academy - January 2019

Monday, 10 December 2018 We are taking applications for our next Hand Picked Academy at CR Smith. Monday 21st - Friday 25th January, 9.30am - 3pm.  You'll spend a week being guided by expert recruiters on the dos and don'ts of finding a job. You'll learn how to make your...

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Next Academy - January 2019

The Successful Six

Friday, 30 November 2018 Six young people from Fife completed the last Hand Picked Academy of the year in November, bringing the total number of candidates to attend the course run by CR Smith in 2018 to a record 88. Referred to the Academy either from school, their local...

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Dunfermline based Cress Co supports Hand Picked 100

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 Joe Wall, owner of ‘The Cress Co’, has been a steadfast supporter of the Hand Picked employment initiative since 2014. This year he has shown his support this year by providing a three month paid job for Sherelle Proctor (21) from Kirkcaldy who...

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Dunfermline based Cress Co supports Hand Picked 100

Welcome to the team

Monday, 29 October 2018 Melissa Hynd has joined the Hand Picked team as Project Coordinator for our brand new school's programme.  Melissa graduated from the University of Stirling with a degree in Business Studies and Human Resource Management. She has previous...

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Welcome to the team

A seamless transition from school to the job of her dreams

Monday, 24 September 2018 Eighteen year old Nadia Brandi has made a seamless transition from school to a job with Dunfermline-based home improvement company CR Smith through their Hand Picked employability programme. While she was in her final year at St Columba’s High...

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A seamless transition from school to the job of her dreams

Hand Picked Academy - October 2018

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 We will be running our next week long Hand Picked Academy at CR Smith in October. If you're 16-24yrs old, unemployed and actively seeking work why not apply. You will spend a week learning how to stand out from the crowd the next time you apply for...

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Hand Picked Academy - October 2018

Businesses rally to support the Hand Picked 100 campaign

Tuesday, 28 August 2018 A number of businesses have already stepped up to show their support for the Hand Picked 100 campaign and are helping get young people, aged 16-24, into work. These include FiFab and Marine Harvest.  FiFab’s Bill McGraw firmly believes that if...

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Businesses rally to support the Hand Picked 100 campaign

Transforming Job Prospects

Tuesday, 26 June 2018 What inspired you to create the Hand Picked programme? Having employed thousands of people over many years, I have come across countless young people who leave school or college and are unable to secure a job or even get an interview, however hard...

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Transforming Job Prospects

A helping hand onto a career path

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 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...

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A helping hand onto a career path