MCR Partners

Inspiring and Supporting our Team to Provide the Best Opportunities for Scotland’s Young People

Our Partners are Transforming Scotland

Across the country, organisations large and small and from diverse sectors are supporting MCR Pathways to ensure that all young people, no matter their circumstances, get the same education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances as every other young person.

Our Partners:

Support Staff to Mentor

Our partners encourage and support their staff to mentor a young person during the school day.

Deliver Talent Tasters

Our partners open their doors and host our young people on half day Talent Taster work experiences.

Benefits of Partnering

In addition to making a transformation impact on education outcomes for our countries most disadvantaged, mentoring also brings enormous benefits to organisations and their teams.

Increasingly, businesses and organisations are recognising the wider benefits of volunteering. In fact, one of the most effective ways to engage your workforce is through providing quality and impactful volunteering. 

Mentoring organisations see:

Commercial Impact

Maximise Staff Engagement

Engaged staff are 21% more productive and create 22% more profitability.

Kick Start Staff Development

76% of employees who volunteered felt they developed core work skills and increased productivity.

Boost Staff Mental Health

89% of employees who volunteered reported increased satisfaction.

Economic
Impact

Reduce Cost & Turnover

Improve staff engagement and reduce turnover.

Gain New Insights

Learn firsthand insights into the next generation of consumers.

Recruit New Talent

Engage with the next generation of talent and find your future workforce.

Social
Impact

Fulfill Your Mandate

Achieve your Corporate Social Responsibility or Corporate Parenting Mandate.

Engage Your Local Community

Connect with and better understand your market. 

Give Back

Make a difference in your community while developing  an empathetic workforce.

What Our Partners Say?

Research has shown that the best leaders are those leaders who can empathise with people. The best way that you can really learn to empathise with people is to work with others... in a very non-judgemental way.

David Hillier
Executive Dean of the Strathclyde Business School, University Of Strathclyde
Glasgow

I am hugely excited by the potential opportunities of this partnership with MCR Pathways. Their programme has proven results in terms of helping bring greater stability to the lives of a number of young people who have too few adults in their lives they can look to for support.

Tony McDaid
Executive Director of Education, South Lanarkshire Council
South Lanarkshire

BITC Scotland is delighted to support MCR Pathway's arrival in Edinburgh. This is an excellent example of great collaboration between responsible business and the local community and we wish the project every success.

Stephen Pearson
Senior Adviser, CEO Office Virgin Money & BITC
Edinburgh

Our Local Authority
Partners

Glasgow City Council

In 2017, MCR Pathways and Glasgow City Council entered a pioneering partnership to transform care-experienced young people’s educational outcomes. 

Read about the life-changing impact mentoring is having on care-experienced young people across the city.

Our Organisation Partners

Edrington

Scott McCroskie is CEO of Edrington and has been a mentor since 2017.

He shares why he believes MCR mentoring is an ideal way for business professionals – at any stage in their career – to develop their skills.

Our Education Partners

Strathclyde Business School

David Hillier is the Executive Dean and Professor of Finance at the University of Strathclyde Business School.

He realised early on that mentoring not only makes a profound difference to young people, but would also help his staff. Find out why Strathclyde University partners wtih MCR Pathways.

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