1,200th time lucky! First full-time job after three years of applying

UNEMPLOYED IN TYNE & WEAR

> The bad news – it’s at McDonalds…

Young worker Amy Farrow has landed her first full time job in three years after applying for over 1,200 posts without success.

Amy, who is 24, was one of hundreds of Hartlepool‘s unemployed young people and wrote off for up to 40 jobs a week for months until she was finally offered a job at McDonalds at Hartlepool Marina.

She says the job has given her back her self respect and allowed her to move into her own home and go on holiday for the first time in years.

> On a minimum wage McJob ? Is she a managing director or something ?

Amy, of Bakers Mead, Hartlepool, said:

“It is miles better now that I am working, I just feel more important.”

 After leaving Hartlepool College of Further Education, where she studied construction, Amy had short spells working…

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