Success Stories

Success Stories

Allan Gray – Programmes Co-ordinator, Newbold Trust

University – University of the Highlands and Islands 

Qualification – Postgraduate in Sustainable Rural Development

Ideal career path – I would like to continue to work in organisations that have sustainable values around food, carbon impact and wellbeing. 

Job hunting experience – Job hunting was challenging although I had voluntary experience and qualifications I found it increasingly challenging to get paid experience in the job sector I was interested in.

Internship – Programmes Co-ordinator for Newbold Trust

Roles and responsibilities – The internship provided me with a number of responsibilities, opportunities and challenges. I was responsible for researching workshop leaders around the theme of sustainability and creating a CRM of existing and future contacts. The highlights of working alongside Newbold Trust was the opportunity to experience sustainable living in practise alongside experts from around the world. The mentoring and advise provided about the job sector is invaluable.


Where are you now? – I completed my internship with Newbold Trust and was offered short term membership with the same organisation. I have continued in the same department moving into role with marketing department.

“The support and opportunities provided by Adopt an Intern and have changed my life. It gave me an opportunity which otherwise seemed impossible. My internship at Newbold Trust gave me a chance to prove my worth, knowledge and passion and present it in a way that helps build my confidence and aid the local community.”

Allan Gray
Adopt an Intern Alumni
Programmes Co-ordinator Intern, Newbold Trust


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