The timber industry is one of Scotland's most important sectors and to keep that one billion pound industry going strong takes much more than just felling trees. Timber and forestry offers young people a varied and diverse career path and includes everything from harvesting and haulage through sales, sawmill management, environmental protection, logistics, customer services and product development to name a few.

James Jones & Sons is one of the UK's largest and most progressive timber companies with core activities in sawmilling, I-Joist and pallet manufacture. We operate five sawmills throughout Scotland; an engineered wood manufacturing plant in the north of Scotland and have pallet and packaging operations at fifteen sites across the UK. We produce high quality, British grown sawn timber for the construction, pallet, packaging, fencing and agricultural sectors and pallets and packaging for blue chip domestic and exporting businesses. In addition, we are the market leaders in the supply of JJI-Joists to many of the UK’s top house builders.

At James Jones & Sons we offer exciting opportunities for school leavers and graduates to develop and grow their career within our company. We offer a very positive company culture, which provides full support for ambitious individuals to grow and develop; investing in people to become future leaders.

If you would like to find out what career opportunities James Jones & Sons can offer you, please contact David Leslie, Joint Managing Director at

Some case studies of recent management trainees can be viewed below -