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Danny Turner proves the right attitude pays

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: February 17, 2014

Teenager Danny Turner working on site at St Just. Picture courtesy of Sanctuary Group

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HARD work and determination paid off for a teenager who has landed a full-time job after doing work experience at a project building affordable homes in St Just.

Danny Turner from St Just was given the chance of a two-week work experience placement at the site of the £3.4m Sanctuary development on the edge of town.

The former Cape Cornwall School pupil and Cornwall College student was unemployed when he attended St Just Community Employment Project event.

He was linked up with Sanctuary contractors Kier Living who had pledged to provide a number of training opportunities as part of the project to build affordable homes in St Just.

During his first week Danny worked alongside site manager Colin Postlethwaite and got an overview of the different trades and site health and safety.

His second week involved working with ground workers MJL who were so impressed with Danny's hard work and enthusiasm they offered him a job.

St Just Community Employment project is a partnership between Cornwall College – The Work Skills Training Academy, Job Centre Plus and local employers and organisations.

Neil Clements, Sanctuary's development manager for Cornwall, said: "We are committed to creating new job and training opportunities at all our developments across the country and this site is no different."

John Titcombe, Kier Living's director said: "Kier has a long-term commitment to boosting employment in the construction industry and is proud to be working alongside other organisations to get local people into paid work.

"We are delighted Danny is now in full-time employment and wish him all the best in his new and exciting role."

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