TRAINING agency Developing the Young Workforce Borders is taking to social media in a bid to bring even more businesses on board.

The DYW Borders team have launched their latest campaign to encourage local businesses to invest in the workforce of the future, using the hashtag #InvestInUs

The campaign, which is running throughout July, encourages businesses to offer employability sessions, work placements, apprenticeships, or the opportunity for young people to work on live business projects.

DYW Borders hope the campaign will highlight the benefits to businesses of investing in the next generation work force by raising awareness of job opportunities within their sectors and alternative career paths.

National and local organisations who have already signed up include NHS Borders, the RSPB, CITB and Borders-based companies like RP Adam and Mainetti.

Mary Hemingway, from Melrose-based Prosperity IFAs “You get to develop the next generation and not only does that give your business longevity but it’s a good thing to be doing for the community.”

Through the opportunities offered, young people will gain invaluable experience, development of essential skills, and an introduction to the world of work.

DYW Borders Programme Manager, Sara Ward, said: “Regardless of size and type, any business can make a real and valuable contribution to preparing young people for the world of work.”

Businesses can access online resources to help promote the benefits of the campaign on their own social media, including an #InvestInUs printable sign and further information on the campaign and