New board member for DYW Fife adds vital expertise at difficult time for young Fifers

Monday, 10 August 2020

The head of a successful youth employability and jobs programme set up by CR Smith has been appointed to the board of Developing the Young Workforce, Fife, the initiative that links businesses and education. 

Pauline McGeevor, who runs Hand Picked for CR Smith chairman Gerard Eadie CBE and has developed its programme of work placements, academies and schools’ workshops, brings vast experience and expertise to the DYW Fife board at a time when young people in the Kingdom are facing a challenging future. 

Having worked in the employability sector for over 15 years and with a career spanning recruitment, training, sales and marketingPauline has also built an extensive network of local business people, who could inspire and inform young Fifers. 

Bob Garmory, Chairman of DYW Fife welcomed Pauline on board. He said: “Pauline has worked in both the third sector and the private sector delivering highly effective employability programmes and we are delighted to have her as part of our board. When opportunities for school leavers are diminishing to have someone as committed as Pauline to find solutions is a real advantage.” 

Last week, DYW launched its #NoWrongPath campaign and its message that there are always options, whatever the starting point, couldn’t be more important. Hand Picked from CR Smith has been instrumental in helping hundreds of young people open their eyes to what is possible and that this may not have been what they first had in mind. 

Pauline said: “Joining the DYW board at this time allows me to bring some of my knowledge and experience to help at what is going to be a very tough path ahead for many school leavers. However, I firmly believe that collectively – schools and businesses – we can inspire young people and give them the tools and motivation to take the next stepslook forward to working with all the members of the board in the months ahead.” 

Pauline joins other board members from both public sector agencies and private sector employers including Purvis Group, FiFabBlackadders, Babcock, Pfaudler and Eden Fyfe all of who are also members of Fife Chamber.