About

One of 21 Regional Groups across Scotland set up to bridge the gap between education and the world of work. Established in January 2017, we are an industry-led group with representation from key sectors and work in close partnership with the Scottish Borders Council Education Department and Borders College.

Who are we?

Based at Ettrick Riverside in Selkirk, we are a team of 9 who encourage all businesses, regardless of size or sector, to get involved.

Our 7 DYW School Coordinators are based in the nine secondary schools across the Scottish Borders, but we work with young people from the age of 3 to 24! We aim to strengthen links between business and education to help them be more work-ready and aware of the opportunities and pathways available to them.

The team

Daniel Shearer

Peebles High School Co-ordinator

Susan Wilson

Galashiels Academy Co-ordinator
Selkirk / Hawick High School Co-ordinator

Stacey Ballantyne

Jedburgh Grammar /
Kelso High School Co-ordinator

Lucy Owenson

Berwickshire High School Co-ordinator

Emma Holdsworth

Eyemouth High School Co-ordinator

Amy Hamilton

Earlston High School Co-ordinator /
Project Officer

Kevin Greenfield

Programme Manager

Nicola Shaw

Programme Officer

The Board

While the team are busy working day to day across the region and within the high school cluster areas, overall guidance and governance of the programme is provided by our volunteer Board members. With a mix of representatives from the public, private and third sectors, from large organisations to SME businesses, our Board is diverse and representative of the employers from the Scottish Borders.
If you’re interested in finding out more about the role of a Board member, please get in touch.

Our Partners

Our aim is significant and for us to make a positive impact we work in collaboration with a range of partners. If you’d like to find out more about the opportunities to work in partnership with us, please get in touch.

Get in Touch

Whether you are a young person, parent, educator, parent, or business – we want to hear from you!  

Telephone

01750505058

07825861193

Email

dyw@dywborders.co.uk

Address

103 Ettrick Riverside

Dunsdale Road

Selkirk

​TD7 5EB

Working Hours

Monday – 09.00 – 17.00
Tuesday – 09.00 – 17.00
Wednesday – 09.00 – 17.00
Thursday – 09.00 – 17.00
Friday – 09.00 – 16.00

Telephone

01750505058

07825861193

Address

103 Ettrick Riverside

Dunsdale Road

Selkirk

​TD7 5EB

Working Hours

Monday – 09.00 – 17.00
Tuesday – 09.00 – 17.00
Wednesday – 09.00 – 17.00
Thursday – 09.00 – 17.00
Friday – 09.00 – 16.00