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Scaffold Company boss wants ex-forces to join climb to success


A Scaffold company boss in Gloucestershire is looking to boost his workforce by recruiting former military personnel.

Carl Fallon, managing director of MG Scaffolding in Cheltenham, said he was looking for disciplined workers that could apply skills they had picked up in the armed forces and climb their way up the scaffolding trade.

The Scaffold company is looking for trainee scaffold operatives who have the potential to progress as well as HGV drivers to drive its fleet of vehicles.

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Famous Ex Scaffolders

Paul Hogan (Film Star)

paul-hogan-crocodile-dundeeThe former pool lifeguard, union organizer and Sydney Harbour Bridge scaffolder who stumbled onto the telly in 1972 when his workmates dared him to enter a talent show.

That character (who never wore a suit save in jest; who talked, Hogan said, “like the guys down at the pub”; and who could spot a poser a mile off) was assertively working-class, unashamedly Australian, and enormously popular. As Hoges the footy-loving pub philosopher of The Paul Hogan Show, and as Michael J. “Crocodile” Dundee, the bushman who conquers New York with a grin, a “G~day” and a big knife, Paul Hogan made himself into an emblem of Australianness–and sold it to the world.

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