Working in our local communities
MAG airports are a big part of their local communities. We employ locally and work hard to make sure that those who live closest to us are familiar with what we do and the benefits of our airports are shared.
We want the communities that live closest to us to be familiar with what we do, have a voice to help shape our activity and feel comfortable raising any concerns with us. We run dedicated community outreach events throughout the year and regularly engage with local councils to help us to improve what we do and to understand how we are best able to support local areas, last year running 89 individual outreach events.
Support for Schools and Colleges
We provide support to local schools and colleges, especially in areas that are most affected by our operations, to play our part to inspire young people so that they can better understand the world of work. We have a dedicated education website and ‘Aerozone’ on-site education centres with free to use teaching resources for all ages, as well as advice for those looking to come and work at our airports. This work has meant that over 20,000 young people have had their education supported by MAG, and we aim to have supported 50,000 by 2020.
Community Funds and Volunteering
Our Community Funds offer direct financial support to community projects, while our colleagues offer their time and expertise to lend a hand too. Last year we were able to offer almost £300,000 specifically to local community groups and charities, as well as sponsor numerous cultural events and offer almost 11,000 volunteer hours from our staff.
Manchester, East Midlands and London Stansted have all been awarded the prestigious BITC Community Mark, which gives recognition to the work we do in our local area.