Roundabout banner does its job
by Hayley Robinson
Three months after tying
a banner to a roundabout pleading for a job, Kevin Crane is looking
forward to a very happy new year.
The self-employed plasterer,
who had been looking for regular employment for seven months, took
the unusual course because he couldn’t stand the lack of
opportunities and didn’t want to live off benefits.
He and his wife Esme also
wanted to start a family.
The sign carried the words
"hard working man in need of work, ring me on 07807 081510" and was
placed in Mill Way, Sittingbourne, close to the BP
As a result he had several
offers from potential employers and by chance, the week we carried
the article, he was approached to do some contract work in Poole
for a dry external wall insulation company he had worked for in the
However, he was still
determined to find regular employment and vowed to look into all
the offers which have been put forward to him.
Fast forward 11 weeks and the
23-year-old now has full-time job as a technician maintaining large
digital screens for Maritime Media Services in
As if a new career wasn’t
enough he and Esme also have some good news to share.
They are expecting their
first baby in May.
Mr Crane, of High Street,
Milton Regis, said: "I started on November 18. It’s a very good and
interesting job. They’ve really helped me.
"On top of that my wife and I
are expecting our first baby. My life is moving fast. I’m over the
moon and so happy. I’ve really landed on my feet getting a job I
enjoy. Hopefully I can move onwards and upwards with
Peter Tanner, head of sales
at Maritime Media Services, said: "The managing director Ed de
Lucycorr actually saw the article about Kevin looking for work in
the Sittingbourne Messenger and got in touch.
"It was his determination to
do better and to work, his work ethic, which led to us offering him
"He is currently maintaining screens and he will be
trained to install them and to do other things as well."
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