Anna Grant joined our Mosstodloch site as part of a 14 month career programme arranged through Career Ready.

The Career Ready programme was established in partnership with Moray Council and allowed 38 Moray pupils to complete paid, four-week internships with local businesses. The internships took place from June 21 to July 16, giving young people from all of the region's eight secondary schools the chance to develop key workplace skills and confidence in their professional network.

Anna spent four weeks with our team at Mosstodloch with Neil Petrie, Senior Site Manager and Martin Birse, Agricultural and Educational Liaison as her mentors. During this time, Anna visited harvesting and replanting sites, spent time in the sawmill and was involved in creating an educational film on the importance of timber treatment.

Anna said "I had a great time doing my internship with James Jones. I met lots of new people and got involved with lots of different jobs. The people I met gave me lots of great advice and told me all about their roles. I was able to experience different roles within James Jones from being out in the forest looking at the harvested wood, to the transportation of the raw material and product and the workings at the sawmill. I learned so much from all the different people I spoke to and have really developed my confidence. It's been a great experience and I'd highly recommend the programme."

Laura McFadden, Career Ready regional manager in Moray said "We'd like to thank our network of employers for dedicating themselves to developing Moray's young talent. The paid internships are key in helping young people develop and practice work skills for future success".