About Us

DYW Moray was established in April 2016, to provide focused support and guidance to Employers and Educational Establishments in Moray.

By creating stronger links between businesses and education we seek to provide more opportunities for young people to be better prepared for the world of work. Nationally, Developing the Young Workforce is a government funded project made up of 21 regional groups across Scotland.

What we aim to achieve

  • Better prepare young people for the work
  • More schools and colleges benefiting from sustained partnerships with employers
  • Less school leavers going into negative destinations
  • Retain more young people in Moray
  • More employers going into schools to deliver workshops, presentations etc
  • More local young people attending Moray College UHI full-time or part-time
  • Employers providing mentoring, work experience & workplace visits
  • More engagement from parents
  • More young people carrying out apprenticeships

The First Point of Contact

Sarah Baxter

Programme Manager
DYW Moray

Aimee Stephen

Employer & School Liaison
DYW Moray

The Board

Jim Royan


Dave McCallum

Vice Chair
Area Manager
Skills Development Scotland

Jill Armitt

Head of HR
Walkers Shortbread

Victor West

Managing Director
Associated Seafoods

Jackie Andrews

Head of Academic Partnerships
Moray College UHI

Douglas Andrew

Learning & Development Manager
NHS Grampian

Sarah Medcraf

Chief Executive Officer
Moray Chamber of Commerce

Vivienne Cross

Head of Education
The Moray Council

Anne Duncan


Pete Taylor

Retail Director

Jo Robinson

Regional Director
Visit Scotland

Jade O'Hara

Regional Engagement Co-ordinator
Robertson Construction Northern Ltd

Fiona Padbury

Officer Commanding RAF Careers Office
Royal Air Force

Stuart Black

Moray Area Manager
Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Hazel Fraser

The Training Folk

Brian MacAulay

Group Manager
Chivas Brothers

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